How to make a reclaimed pallet wood wall (video)

If you love using pallets in your rustic chic home decor, you won't want to miss this project. Using pallet wood here and there is fun and easy, but how about an entire wall? It will be completely stunning whether it's a large or small accent wall, and it's pretty easy to put together.
You just have six simple steps to follow, and you are on your way to a brand new, custom pallet wall. Watch the video below for everything you need to know about how to get this look for your home. You'll be surprised by how easy it really is.
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Reclaimed pallet wood wall
Directions
1. Pull all your slats off the pallet brackets and use a hammer to remove all extra nails and staples that may be stuck in the slats.
2. Sand every slat thoroughly using a handheld power sander and 22o-grit sandpaper to keep a rustic, natural look to the wood. You can use a block sander or a hand sander but since this is for an entire wall, save your arms and use a power sander.
3. Once you have sanded all your slats, apply a wax cleaner/stain like Briwax to all of the boards and get ready to set them out in a large area (like your yard or driveway).
4. Once you have pulled all your slats into your large setup space, play with the look of where you want them to be. This is the time to essentially dry-fit the boards together, so you have the darker and lighter woods spaced apart in a visually pleasing pattern. Make sure to use the measurements from your accent wall to be sure you have the right amount of wood to cover it.
5. Find all the studs on your accent wall and mark them well, so you can screw the slats into studs as often as possible. The drywall won't hold them all very well, so be sure to adhere as many slats as you can to the studs using long wood screws and a power drill.
6. Coat your finished product with a few coats of polyurethane to keep your pallet wood wall looking new for a long time.
Pro tip: Use a table saw to cut pieces at the tops and bottoms of the wall if you need skinny pieces. Or save your thickest pieces for the top and bottom of the wall to create the look of a heavier frame for a visually-pleasing look.
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