Covering walls with wooden pallet accents has been popular for a long time due to the warmth and texture that add to a room infused with a rustic cabin environment. Because pallets can be found or obtained for little or no cost, it can be a good option to completely transform the look of a room in just one afternoon.
Cladding walls with wooden pallets – simple steps
The things that you will need are: pallet wood, (4 or more depending on the size of the wall), an alternative saw with 14 TPI cutting metal saw blade, an orbital sander, 150 grit sandpaper, base dye of light gray oil (optional), rubber gloves, a nail finder, a piece of cloth or cloth, a cordless drill,
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3 8-foot-long boards, one for each bolt on the wall, 8 x 2 1/2 inch interior wood screws, approximately 50, tape measure, circular saw or miter saw, cordless nailer or pneumatic nail gun, 1 3/4 inch nail, 18 gauge, wire and tape tracks (optional for TV mounting only).
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Pallets that have the “HT” seal (that is, treated with heat) are safe for indoor use. The pallets with the “MB” seal symbolize that they have been treated with a chemical and are not safe for indoor use.
Simple steps to cut the wood of pallet
If the pallet does not have a seal, it is advisable to check its origin and use to ensure that it has not been exposed to chemicals, pesticides or other harmful materials that could harbor bacteria before considering using it.
Polish the pallet wood with a sander
A standard pallet board is approximately 50 inches long. Determine the number of pallets you need by multiplying the length of the wall by the width (to obtain the total surface), and divide that number by the area that a pallet will occupy.
Measure and place wooden slats on the wall
Using a jigsaw with a saw blade to cut metal, cut through the nails that hold the pallet in place (four places along a board). You will have to slide the blade between the pallet frame and the plank where the nails are joined, then turn on the saw to cut through. The saw must cut through the nails in about 30 seconds, so if it takes longer, then it is likely to be at cutting and cutting angle of wood. Readjust and make sure the blade is straight.
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The wood of the pallet probably needs a little sanding. Use 150-grit sandpaper with an orbital sander to sand the surface and edges so that the chips leave the surface. In some cases the texture of the grain and saw blades show the character of the wood, so it does not need too much sanding.
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When sanding the boards of the wooden pallets a lighter color may appear. You can lightly apply a gray tint to the joints using a cloth and gloves. This gray tint will bring back the appearance of aged wood. Once the dye dries, lightly sand the boards again to make the spot where the dye was applied less noticeable.
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The pallet planks are ready to attach to a wall that should be dry and free of chips and dust. Prepare the wall where the pallet planks will be joined by removing everything it contains. Remove any furniture that is against the wall, so that there is enough space for fixing the planks. If you are going to mount a TV on the wall, connect the mounting unit to the wall in the desired location.
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Find the studs using a nail finder and attach the slats to the wall to mark the place where the wooden posts will be placed. Use a miter saw or circular saw to cut the 1 x 3 plates to the height of the wall (subtracting the height of the edge of the base plate and crown molding). Join the 1 x 3 boards, centered on the stud bolts, using a cordless drill and 2 1/2 inch interior wood screws. About five screws per plate is enough.
Fix the wooden slats on the wall leaving a central niche for TV
Create a path for the cables (optional for TV mounting) If you are going to mount a TV on the wall, you will have to create a path for the cables that follow behind the pallet planks. Cut small pieces at an angle from the 1 × 3 board to create this path, making sure you do not create any 90-degree angle. A turning angle of 30 to 45 degrees will be easier to follow for the cables without being discovered. Place these boards with 1 3/4 inch nails and an electric Brad nailer on the drywall, nailing at a downward angle.
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Draw the holes for the cables
Cover the walls with wooden pallets
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Wall clad with wooden slats of pallets
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