Pallet headboard plans. What is it about reclaimed pallet headboard pieced together that our eyes love so much? Making order out of chaos?
Working with pallets is more of an art than a science, so this post is not a tutorial. But we did want to share some of the tips and tricks we picked up along the way. We hope they help guide you as you discover your own methods for creating something beautiful out of reclaimed pallet wood.
Every pallet is different, yet they share some common threads in how they are constructed. Because pallets need to be sturdy in order to carry weight of heavy supplies, they are often made of strong, durable wood like oak. Incidentally, oak is great building materials for other things. Like headboards. And plank walls. And signs.
Now, how to find the high quality hard wood pallets and discern them from the less durable soft woods. Well, you can Google an oak pattern to know what it looks like, but Mark says you can tell pretty quickly by handling them. Most pallets are either oak or pine.Pallet headboard plans.
Oak is not only more durable and lasting than pine (it doesn’t crack), but it is better looking. It can be more difficult to dismantle from a pallet if you don’t have the proper tools. but we’ll get you squared away with exactly how to harvest the oak from the pallets in a moment.
Believe it or not, many businesses will pay people to come and pick up old pallets. So, check around back by their garbage bins (that’s where we found the Jackpot supply at our local lumber shop). Mark has also called our local Home Depot before to see if they had any unwanted pallets.