DIY- instal your own pallet wood wall

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I wont lie to you - this is by far the most enjoyable and easiest diy you can do that gives maximum impact on minimum budget - if you collect pallets - the only cost you have to spend is a bag of nails or screws and instant grab adhesive (oh and few pieces of wood to install pallet planks onto )
Anyway - the reason behind this was the fact that my daughter always wanted a wooden wall , and as i made her a wooden headboard (you can read the DIY post here ) the bed wall was out of the question - her room is small and as it also includes a TV - the most logical way for me was to use TV wall to put the wood on and hide all the cables at the same time .
This diy is dead easy so the post will be equally as short x
So lets start

 

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Know your pallets - find out which pallets are safe to use - this article will help you https://diyprojects.com/know-safe-use-pallet/amp/

How to dismantle pallets there are few ways you can do this
1  -claw bar (crowbar ) and a hammer. Using the hammer, tap alternately on the dices (the sqaure pieces of wood that pallets are attached onto ) to slightly loosen them. To avoid damaging the wood and spread the shock, use a tapping block between the dice and the hammer.
2 -electric saw - with a blade long enough  that can cut though metal - and just do to town with it
3-Pallet splitter - looks like crow bar but its slightly wider

Materials

  •  Pallets - those you can get free from any building suppliers , you can ask on freebie pages etc , but if you cant wait or simply dont want to dismantle pallets - you can buy pallet wood in any wood reclamation place or ebay ;) 
  • nails and screws ust long enough to go though pallet wood and the batten wood
  • few pieces of wood to use it as batten on the wall -it doesn't have to be anything to thick or wide  just enough so you can bang a few nails just long enough to go though pallet wood and the batten wood  in to attach the pallets -preventing your wall looking like a Swiss cheese when you decide to remove it
  • instant grab adhesive aka no nails  ( any cheap one will do)
  • hand saw or electric saw
  • adhesive gun , measuring tape , pencil , sanding paper and cleaning solution , hammer and drill with screwdriver bit
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How to :

1 - measure your wall and cut your batten wood to size and install it to the wall using few tack nails and instant grab adhesive and wait for it to set  - decide on your distance in between the battens - it really doesnt have to be perfect - i done mine by eye - also if you are planning to thread tv cables make sure you leave some gap - in my case i have one cable running from the bottom and one from the top - both from different sides - so i trimmed the wood allowing enough space for the cable to be threaded through

 its not a pretty sight atm ;)

its not a pretty sight atm ;)

2 - first sand your pallet planks and clean them , Start attaching your wood - the most effective way is doing it in a brick pattern so first row you start from a full piece and second half piece ( or whatever off cut you have left once you reached the end of the wall ) - i atatched most of the wood pieces using nails and only in place where i had my main cables running i used screws

 3 - keep doing that till you reach the end  and you be all done x  - dont worry if all the pieces are not resting on every batten - the imperfections and irregularities in the wood - give off a lovely texture - that wall shpuldnt be flat - its not a wallpaper ;)

3 - keep doing that till you reach the end  and you be all done x  - dont worry if all the pieces are not resting on every batten - the imperfections and irregularities in the wood - give off a lovely texture - that wall shpuldnt be flat - its not a wallpaper ;)

I hope you enjoyed this DIY as much as i enjoyed laying if you have any questions or suggestion as to what would you like to see next please do let me know x
Love Pati x

Ps - to find out which pallets are safe to use - this article will help you https://diyprojects.com/know-safe-use-pallet/amp/

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