How to Build a DIY Pallet TV Wall
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a DIY pallet TV wall. We'll break down safety precautions to take when choosing pallets as well as how to make your pallet wall look like a back drop that's custom for your TV.
Step 1: Find safe palletsThe great part about creating a DIY pallet TV wall is that it is inexpensive because you can typically find pallets being given away for free. If you do decide to try a pallet project, make sure to look for certain types of pallets that are not chemically treated. Not all pallets are safe for use in your home.Most pallets are marked with a code on them. If you're unsure what the code means or if certain pallets are safe to use in your home, do your research on which codes are acceptable for use in your home.We were fortunate to find a ton of pallets being given away for free, so we snatched them up quickly!
Step 2: Measure your TVYou can easily make your pallet wall the entire length of your wall, but to give it a custom look, as though it was made specifically for your TV, you'll want to measure your TV.Once you have your TV measurements, add 14'' or so to either side of where your TV will be placed to give you your total width of the pallet wall.We knew we were going to buy a 65'' TV, so we specifically built our DIY pallet TV wall to be for that size TV.Step 3: Pull Apart your palletsThis step is probably the most difficult and labor intensive. Some may pull apart easier than others, and that's completely normal. You'll most likely need to use some type of pry bar to get them completely torn apart. Just be careful when doing this because you don't want the boards to split in half. We had several boards split, but we had so many extra pallets that it didn't cause an issue for us.Just look at that pile of pallet boards!
Step 4: Make the Pallet Wall Frame & Then Add PalletsYou'll notice that we added two vertical boards to either side of the pallet wall. This small change in direction gives your pallet wall a framed look, which really makes the wall look custom.Work your way from either top to bottom or bottom to top. Make sure you add cut outs for your electrical outlets. We added an outlet right where our TV would go to ensure that no cords would hang down.
Step 5: Hang your TVOnce you hang your TV, it really all comes together!By the way, I'm sure you noticed the other pallets we hung near the ceiling. Those pallets were added to cover our A/C duct.For more DIY projects and decorating tutorials, head to my blog!
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