Hi everyone, and thank you so much for visiting!!
We are excited that you’re here, and we can’t wait to help you build and install your own wood pallet wall! It is going to look amazing!
Below is the wall we started with! As you can see it needed something. Especially since this is the first wall you see when you walk into our house.
We added this accent wall 2 years ago right after we had our third son, and we still get complements on it almost every time someone new walks into our house. I have to confess, I do feel a tad bit guilty that I actually made my husband do this while he was on his one week of maternity leave! Whoopsies! But seriously, he can’t sit still so technically I was being a super good wife by keeping him busy, right guys!? I knew you’d see it my way.😉
Before you get started, keep in mind that because you have to apply two coats of stain and each coat has to sit for 24 hours, you may want to do the staining part in advance, and save the actual installation part of the wall for a day you have more time. In other words, there’s 48 hours of prep work before you can install, so plan accordingly to your days off. Or maybe, you’ll be on your one week maternity leave too, and have a whole 7 days in a row to do it like we did!😄
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- 6″ wide by 1/4″ thick by any length that works for your space of pine wood boards.
- Chop saw or table saw. This is the chop saw we recommend if you don’t already have one. This is the table saw we use and love.
- Stain color of your choice. We used these two, which is Briarsmoke and Canyon Brown and then combined them for a third wood tone.
- A sock to apply the stain with.
- Nail Gun ( You could use glue if you prefer), but this is the nail gun we use.
- Tape Measure. We have this tape measure and it’s worked great for us!
- Possibly a jigsaw (If the bottom row of wood doesn’t fit perfectly, or you have something on your wall like a window/ electrical outlet, then you’ll need to use a jigsaw to cut it down to size.) This is the jigsaw we use.
Directions for how to install your very own wood wall! (We did this wall before I started my blog so I don’t have step by step pictures like I normally do. Sorry guys!)
- Buy and gather all your materials.
- Stain the wood. We bought two stains, and then mixed those two for a third color of board. You will dip your old sock or towel into the stain, and then rub the wood with it until you like the shade of the color, and the entire board is covered. I recommend wearing gloves for this process or your hands get stained as well!
- Wait 24 hours and then apply a second coating of stain. Let that second coat dry for another 24 hours.
- Now it’s time to measure out and cut your wood. We cut ours at all different random lengths to achieve the pallet look we were going for. Be sure to switch up what length size you use on each row so that you don’t have all the same length boards right on top of each other. See the picture below to see how we changed the wood length on each row.
- Start at the top left of your wall, and nail your wood in using your nail gun. If you went the glue route, glue the back and apply it to the top of your wall.
- Then place your next piece of wood so it’s just to the right of that piece as tightly fitted as possible, nail that into place once your happy with where you placed it. If those two pieces didn’t complete your top row, then continue with that process.
- For the next row underneath that top row you will repeat that process, but make sure of two things: that you don’t put the same size wood right underneath what you just nailed in, and that it’s a different shade of wood stain if you did multiple colors like we did. Sometimes the same wood stain pieces end up getting underneath and that’s okay due to all the variation in wood sizes that you’re using, but just try to not do it too much so that you can achieve that pallet look.
- Continue that process all the way down. If you run into windows, light sockets, and if the bottom piece doesn’t fit perfectly (which it probably won’t unless you’re super lucky!), then you will need to measure out what needs to be cut and then use your jigsaw or chop saw depending on what type of cuts you need to make to cut out those unique sized pieces of wood.
That’s it! You just made your very own wood pallet wall! I would love to see what your wall looks like! Please share your wood pallet pictures with me!
If you’re into accent walls, check out my post about How To Install Faux Brick Into Your House as well!
Thanks again so much for coming!
The Decor Mama