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 made this pallet sign as part of my Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Nook transformation.
For this post I will show you how to make a large personalized sign made from a pallet, no stencil required.
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TOOLS FOR LARGE PALLET SIGN
- Measuring tape
- Reciprocating saw
- Miter or chop saw – here is the miter saw I use
- Nail gun or hammer
- Sander or sand paper
SUPPLIES FOR LARGE PALLET SIGN
- Pallet wood
- 5/8 inch 18G brad nails
- Wood glue
- Large sharpie
- Printer paper
- Carbon paper or some sort of transfer/copy medium
- Sawtooth hooks for hanging sign
CUTS FOR LARGE PALLET SIGN
*Cuts will vary depending on your space. The size of my sign was 62 inches long and 7 inches wide.
Before you get started make sure you have the Essential Safety Gear.
Step 1) 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.
Step 2) 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.
Step 3) 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 Farmhouse Kitchen Nook.
Would love to see what you have made with a pallet!