Letters made from pallet wood and plywood.
takes about 30-60 minutes
supplies to cut out letter
- cardboard(I used an old Pizza box)
- box cutter
supplies if letter has a inside piece
- drill bits
sand paper if desired
Step 1: Print a Letter
choose the letter and style you like and print to desired size.
Step 2: Tape Letter to Cardboard
tape edges of paper to card board for cut out
Step 3: Cut Along Letter Edge
use a box cutter to cut along the letters edge into the cardboard.
Step 4: Remove Paper and Re-cut If Needed
remove the paper and check if you need to cut the lines again. the cut must go through the cardboard.
Step 5: Remove Letter From Cut Out
carefully remove letter from the cardboard so you have a stencil of your letter.
Step 6: Trace Stencil to Pallet Wood
place your plywood on the bottom with pallet pieces on top.
next place your stencil in desired location and trace on to pallet wood.
Step 7: Attach Pallet Pieces to Plywood
using either hammer and nails, a nail gun, or screws attach pallet pieces to plywood making sure outline lines up correctly.
Step 8: Use Jigsaw to Cut Out Letter
following the outline of the stencil, use a jigsaw to cut all lines and remove scrap wood
Step 9: Removing Inside Pieces
Some letters will have small pieces that need to be removed from the middle. follow these steps.
1. find out what size hole your jigsaw blade will fit into.
2. drill a hole into piece that needs to be removed.
3. use jigsaw to follow lines and cut piece free.
Step 10: Finishing
now your letter should be free and you can sand and finish as desired.