How to Make a Pallet Headboard With Wood Tile

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$300
1 Day
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At a conference this summer, we were introduced to a new product from the Aspect Tile Company--a peel and stick pallet tile! We were already familiar with their peel and stick stone tile as we had used it to tile Steph's kitchen backsplash. That was a really successful project so we knew working with the new wood tile would produce good results as well.

Each workshop attendee got 30 sq ft of the tile of their choice- and we had to go with the wood! We tossed around several ideas as to what to do with the wood tile but ultimately decided to make a headboard for Steph's bed.

The tile can be stuck to the wall, but we wanted to be able to remove the headboard when she decides to move, so we built a frame on which to attach the tile.

Watch the video to see the step by step instructions for building the headboard as well as putting together the lights.
Gather your materials. We used 30 square feet of tile from Aspect Tile company, 2 x 4s, a utility panel, French cleat and metal pipe fittings.
We determined the size of the headboard based on the number of tiles we had. The headboard is three tiles wide by 10 tiles high. We marked the utility board and cut out the pieces with a circular saw. We used pieces 1, 2, and 3.
We constructed a frame of 2 x 4s using pocket holes to connect everything.
We used wood glue and brad nails to connect the utility panel to the frame. The vintage irons are helping to hold the board in place.
We laid the tiles in place then removed the backing and stuck them into place. It's literally Peel & Stick!
We trimmed out the edges with actual pallet wood cut to size and stained. This was glued and brad nailed into place.
We determined the placement for the light hardware and drilled holes with a Diablo hole saw. The flanges were then screwed to the board.
The light kits were threaded down thought the pipe fittings into the hole and the pipe was screwed into place. The light socket fits snuggly into the opening of the metal elbow.
We used a French cleat to hang the headboard on the wall. One part went on the headboard and the other on the wall.
We lifted it onto the wall and plugged in the lights.
We also made pallet valances for the windows, but that's another post!
Another view of the DIY headboard, end tables, and pallet valances.

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  • Abby Abbett Abby Abbett on Dec 11, 2018

    I went to the Aspect website and could not find the pallet tiles, could you add a link ot the proper web address.

    Thanks,

    Susan

  • Cathy Piepkorn Cathy Piepkorn on Nov 29, 2019

    I really like the idea of the peel and stick. Would this work in a porch that has no heat? I live in Minnesota and worried about it not sticking in the cold elements.

  • Agape Agape on Dec 07, 2019

    Gorgeous!

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