Rustic Picture Frame From an Old Pallet

3 Materials
$1
3 Hours
Medium

How to take an old worn and weathered pallet and make it into something that can give your room so flair.



rustic picture frame from an old pallet
You can find a pallet anywhere. Here I found one behind a lawnmower shop. The idea is to get one that is very worn and weathered. Depending on how wide you want your frame to be, make sure you pick a pallet that has slats at least that wide.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
For me I like the nail heads to show in the frame. So while taking the pallet apart, instead of removing the nails I cut the backs of them off. This leaves the heads of the nails in place to give it that authentic look.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
Take your slats and cut you 45 degree angles to create your square. Cut your frame the dimensions of the picture or (mirror in my case) you intend to use.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
Join your frame together. You can use simple frame brackets but here I use a plate joiner to allow a good wood glued bond to the joints.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
Set in your biscuits and glue. Give ample time to dry.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
Cut a few pieces of scrap wood to mount in your picture.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
Frame out the picture and glue down the holding pieces.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
And now you ready for hanging.
rustic picture frame from an old pallet
If you want to add a shelf there is a little more detail involved. So see the video.
And that's all there is to it. If you have the tools this project cost me a few biscuits from my jar. If you want to add the shelf you need a few extra items and time.

Suggested materials:

  • Plate Joiner  (https://amzn.to/2NClYGv)
  • Miter Saw  (http://amzn.to/2EBBak6)
  • Jigsaw  (http://amzn.to/2GHQyMb)

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