Hi guys! I am back today to share another pallet project with you! I just finished making a super simple pallet sign. It was crazy easy to make, totally free using supplies we already had and we were done in an hour!!! We wanted to personalize our son’s room hanging his name in a unique way so we made a pallet sign to help make his letters pop.
We were inspired to make one after a similar letter sign we created using old wood from our house for our youngest’s room.
How to Make a DIY Pallet Sign
1) Pry the boards from the pallet
Take care when prying the individuals boards from the pallet. Pallets are built to not come apart so the boards are fastened well to the supports. The first time we did this we tried to pry the boards from both sides and middle support. We ended up splitting many of the boards this way. It’s way easier to use a circular saw to cut each side. Then you only have to pry the boards from the middle support. You lose two inches from the board length but save a ton of time, effort, and usable pallet boards :).
Next we pry the boards from the middle support using a crow bar and a hammer. Go slow and take care to avoid splitting the boards.
Turn the pallet over and do the same thing to the other side.
Once you are done this step you should have a pile of usable boards and a pile of scrap.
2) Cut the boards to size
For our sign we cut 4 boards to 3 feet long and sanded them down very lightly. We sanded lightly to keep the rustic look to the boards but smooth them out a little bit so Ryan won’t get splinters if he runs his hand across it.
3) Secure the boards together
We cut 3 pieces of thin scrap wood and fastened them to the back of the pallet boards using a pin nailer.
4) Glue the letters on
Unfortunately we didn’t have a “Y” for Ryan’s name so we had to improvise. We cut a “Y” using the pallet wood that had been painted red. I love the contrast of red it gives to the name.
Place the letters where you want them on the sign, mark 2 of the corners with a pencil, and glue them on. We simply used a hot glue gun.
5) Hang the sign
We hung the Pallet letter sign in our son’s room after checking the level by screwing it to the wall.
I absolutely love how his Pallet letter sign turned out!!!
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