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Glen
Glen
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  • West Palm Beach, FL

Laundry Room Backsplash From Reclaimed Pallets

7 Materials
$50
6 Hours
Medium

The main motivation behind this project was to hide the unsightly washer hose and electric cords in my laundry room. I wanted to do something very inexpensive. I also want to have quick access to get hose just in case an issue arise. A removable backslash seems to be my solution. I collected a few pallets and let my imagine run wild.
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Be sure to watch the video to get a more in depth detail. If you enjoy this project be sure to check out my YouTube channel "DIY Creators"
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You can pretty much find pallets anywhere there is business. For this project I use various sizes of pallets, mainly three different sides. Since I planed the pallets in my thickness plane I separated the pallets by size.If you’re not sure what a thickness planer do. The thickness planer removes a layer from one side of your lumber.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
You can totally use a hand sander for this process. It’s just time consuming.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
Since there is not straight side on the pallets. I passed the wood through the table saw to create a straight side .Now that I have at least one straight side I can began to rip the strips. I set the table saw fence 1.5 inches from the blade and began the ripping process. I did this till all was ripped to size.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
I put stop block on the miter saw, so every cut will identical at 9 inches. I gave an additional sanding on the ends to remote the wood tear outs.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
Since my backslash is removable. I used 1/2 inch plywood. If you wanted to install this permanently 1/4 ply will be fine. In my case I added an additional piece to one side to push the back support off the wall. This will clear the washer hose.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
Of course you can use any method of attaching you feel is necessary. I wanted a stack stone look; I have three different sizes as a starting point. First is 9 inch, second 6 is inch, third is 3 inch. Then repeat the same method every third row.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
To keep this sweet a simple I used hot glue to attach the pallets. It was a quick and easy solution and it's a strong bond.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
When I got to the end, I mitered the corner to give a clean wrapped look. As shown
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
I gave a quick sand to remove the sharp corners. I use Danish oil for the backsplash. Just follow the instruction on the container. I applied with a rag.Danish oil unlike stain sits in the wood. I only applied one coat but apply as many as you like to darken.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
This backsplash is removable. So I make a simple wood bracket for one side to lock the back splash in place. On the other side I used the French cleat method to attach.
backsplash from reclaimed pallets, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, pallet
The end results.
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  • Lisa
    on Aug 6, 2018

    I love this look and the whole idea- including the fact that it’s removable. Do you clean it with a vacuum attachment?

  • Mje18979747
    on Aug 7, 2018

    Wow, great job to change the look of a room.

    What about the electric outlet?

    • Archie
      on Aug 7, 2018

      I assume both outlets are singles. One for the washer and one for the dryer so like the hoses they don't need to be accessed very often.

  • Betty Downing
    on Sep 10, 2018

    I love the way you did this , it is beautiful. Also, where did you get those cabinet handles? I may have to have my cabinets remodeled so I can use something like those.


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  • Cat5224625
    on Sep 10, 2018

    😍 love it

  • Charlotte Koch
    on Sep 20, 2018

    I love the way this looks. It never occurred to me that you could cover that stuff. My husband has a new project to do. He'll be so excited (haha). Thanks.

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