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First, I would like to say that this is my first Instructable that I have ever wrote and submitted.

Now about the project. This is a very simple pallet project that I did. I was asked to make some Arrows for someone and these is what they wanted. Lets get started.

Here is a short, detailed video on my YouTube channel that will show each step of how to do this project.

Step 1: Step 1: Get Your Pallets

These are some pics of the pallets I had and some pics as I took them apart. Taking pallets apart is usually not easy, but sometimes you can get some beautiful wood from pallets.

Step 2: Step 2: Cut Your Boards

Here I have cut my boards and laid them out to have a good idea of what they will look like. I cut these boards at 45 degree angle on each end. The final length is around 9 3/4". I used my miter saw to cut these angles.

Step 3: Step 3: Sanding

Here is some shots of the sanding process. I started with 80 grit sand paper and worked my way up to 220 grit. You can see in these pics how different the pallet boards look after a little bit of sanding.

Step 4: Step 4: Assemble

Here I assembled the boards with glue and pocket screws. You can see the back of these baords where I have attached the pocket hole screws.

Step 5: Step 5: More Sanding & the Polyurethane

Here you can see the boards have dried and they have some glue showing on the surface. I sanded the boards some more and finally got them to the state in which I was happy.

I then added a coat of Polyurethane to each of the Arrows. After that dried for over 24 hours, I sanded the rough spots and added a second coat.

Step 6: Step 6: Finished

After I let the second coat of Poly dry. I was happy with how they looked. I let them sit over 48 hours and then they were ready to leave the shop. They turned out very nice. The wood is very smooth and has a very nice finish to it. I can honestly say that these turned out about as good as I could have hoped.

Please make sure to check out my video which has more detailed steps of how I put did these Arrows. And if you like what you see, then please subscribe and you can check out all my how to videos.

These turned out beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and great first ible!!
Thanks, I really appreciate that. Hopefully I can get another one sooner rather than later.
<p>Nice design and nice reuse for pallets.</p>
Thanks. I thought they turned out very nice as well. The more I worked with them the more I liked them.

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