How to Make a Large Pallet Sign
Welcome Pallet Lovers!
Do you love pallets and the infinite amazing transformations they can be made into? I love pallets not only because they are FREE, but I also love the rustic look and I can feel good that I am reusing something that may have ended up in a landfill.
I started out by disassembling my pallet using a reciprocating saw. I have tried using a crowbar in the past and I found the reciprocating saw to be the best method.
Then I gathered the pallet pieces, cut them with a saw (if needed) and configured the best arrangement for the pieces that would fit my space.
When I cut the pieces I left a few small pieces that were larger than half the width of my completed pallet. These small pieces are the support to hold the sign together from the back.
I arranged the pieces using a square and this time I applied wood glue and nailed the support pieces to the back of the sign.
I sanded it and the sign is now ready for an image.
I created the verbiage in a document then I enlarged it to 5 pages using Block Posters (amazing site). I printed it out, centered it on the pallet and placed a piece of carbon paper under it. I traced the letters with a pencil and the carbon paper worked amazing at transferring the image.
I filled in the letters with a large Sharpie and sanded it to give it more of a rustic look.
I hammered two sawtooth hooks in the back and hung it in my Industrial Kitchen Nook.
- Saw (The Home Depot)
- Nail gun (The Home Depot)
- Wood glue (The Home Depot)
- Large sharpie (Target or Walmart)
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Published September 4th, 2017 11:34 PM