So you want to learn how to build yourself a pallet wood sign that normally would cost you between $40-60 if you paid for it already made? Its easy to make and is a quick process to prepare for.
Tools and Materials
~ 4x Pallet wood any length
~ 1-3x pallet wood connector piece 1" wide
~ Wood prestain/stain or paint
~ 8-10x 1" Length widehead nails
~ Stencil & spray paint. (optional)
~ Drill/Impact driver (optional)
~ Nailing hammer
~ Rag/paper towel
Please take proper safety precautions, paint/stain outside or in well ventilated area. Leave it outside or in well ventilated area till dry. Wear particle mask, safety goggles, & gloves to protect yourself.
Step 1: Pattern
You can even make it more complex then what I'm showing! It's all up to your preference.
Step 2: Cutting and Predrilling
You will want to grab your drill, and a drill bit close to equivalent of the nail.
Drill guide holes for the nails, this'll help prevent the nails from bending while you're hammering them into the wood.
Step 3: Hammer Them
Nail them into place, if any of the end boards are loose, then add an extra nail beside it to make it a little less wobbly.
Step 4: Staining
Apply a layer of your preferred stain, allow it to soak in for 8-15 minutes before wiping it with a rag or paper towel to remove excess stain.
Do note that pallet wood tends to stain darker and faster than wood you buy in stores.
Step 5: Stenciling (optional)
Though I will not be doing this.
I advise you to wear a painting mask, goggles, gloves; these will help to prevent the paint from entering your respiratory system; getting In your eyes or on your hands.
Step 6: Hanging Method (optional)
For this one I'm gonna use jute since its a cheap method of hanging, plus I will hang inside improving the time of the jute.
Inside and outside plays a key factor decide where you want it before choosing your hanging method.
Step 7: You Have Your Sign Now!
Nonetheless I congratulate you if you had built it; send me a picture, I'd love to see what creativity your mind had came up with while you were making this! I made two since its so simple.