Pallet Wood Name Plate Using Kid's Handwriting

5 Materials
2 Hours
I wanted to take my child's handwriting and make it into a plaque for her door. I used pallet wood as a proof of concept and may improve it by redoing it with Cherry at a later date
You can find a pallet just about anywhere and then just use your saw of choice to cut it. If you need a longer piece use a crowbar and carefully pry up the nails.
Some pallets can have a good amount of dirt and grime, give it a quick sand to remove that. Videos
Layout the size of your board on paper and then leaving some room for a border let your kid write there name. If i could go back I would have given her a wider tipped marker to make thicker lines.
Attach carbon paper to your template, make sure to pay attention to which side should be down.
Carefully trace over the name transferring it onto the wood.
Carefully trace over the carbon lines.
Apply the Finish of your choice and that's it.
Suggested materials:
  • Pallet Wood   (Trash)
  • Wood Burner   (Craft Store)
  • Paste Wax   (Home Depot)
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