Wood drying after a quick rinse and scrub.
1. Find safe and free pallets (check CL)
2. Cut between the nail and board with a Sawzall (this is the ONLY tool to use) Don’t try to rip the boards from the frame. The nails are tough and cutting them is WAY easier.
3. Rinse and lightly brush any debris from pallet boards and let dry over night
4. Stain the boards including the edges. (make sure to leave imperfections and apply stain in varying amounts)
5. Paint the wall you wish to pallet with a dark color (there will be cracks and seams, and you will see through them.)
6. Find the studs in the wall and screw in 1.5 wide furring strips on directly onto the wall on each stud.
7. Measure and cut to different lengths to keep a random feel. 8. Tack pallet boards onto the furring strips using 1in brad nails
Staining station. I used Varathane oil based stain (gunstock color).
Painted wall with furring strips.
Wall in progress.
Finished wall with shelf
Dart board frame.
6. Toward the bottom I mounted another wide pallet piece which I drilled holes into to hold the darts.
Pallets onto plywood.
Tacked them on with brad nails (.75 in)
Finished pallet dart board.
5. Place pallet wood onto the middle and bottom shelf (I actually stained
Bonus: Wine barrel restore
I cleaned, sanded, and stained a wine barrel I found on CL to use as a drink stand for our dart matches. Just used an oil based stain, painted the metal with Rustoleom paint, and hit the top with some poly.
some cedar wood for this, but pallet wood would work great). 6.Put stuff onto the shelf