Pallet Wall

3 Materials
We wanted to give our basement a more rustic look rather than the current normal paneling that was there. So my husband gathered used pallets from different business in our area and we disassembled each one and made this fantastic Pallet Wall!
With the help of our sweet Kira we began disassembling each pallet. (Don't worry puppy lovers these pallets were NOT chemically treated)
Time to get started now that the pallets are ready to go....... Here's our before!
Here's a look at the start. You can still see the old paneling walls with the NEW PALLET walls!
Then my husband, Jeff, took each piece and like a puzzle - pieced the wall together. Some pieces were cut to fit. Using a nail gun to attach.
We love how they're all different in color depending the age and wear on the pallets.
One wall done!
Finished! We love the new rustic look! Next on the list a barn beam mantel and frame in the fireplace!

Suggested materials:

  • Pallets
  • Nail Gun
  • Saw

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  • Kitti Frampton Kitti Frampton on Jul 10, 2016
    Did you leave the Pallets in their natural state? Or did you sand them before nailing them to the wall? Gorgeous by the way!!!
  • Paige Phillips Paige Phillips on Jul 10, 2016
    Someone mentioned that there are codes on the pallets that you can use to tell whether the wood is safe for use indoors. I would love to steal this idea, but I don't want all the pesticides inside. Can you tell us where to find the codes that determine the safety of the pallets?
  • Daryl Daryl on Jan 14, 2019

    We forgot to paint the wall before installing stained barn boards and now we can see the light wall in places between the boards. How can we fill these gaps?


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  • Renata Renata on Jul 14, 2016
    I worry about splinters from the wood getting into dogs gums. My dog too seems to love chewing on wood. I really try to keep other choices around for her to chew but kids are kids right. Lol
    • Jennifer Amos Jennifer Amos on Jul 14, 2016
      Not to worry. I found her like that snapped the adorable picture and took it from her. Silly Dogs!
  • Lisa House Lisa House on Aug 05, 2016