Pallets are a great way to inexpensively add some farmhouse style to your home.
As part of the Pallet Challenge kick-off of Pallets Aplenty week on Remodelaholic I’m sharing this easy Farmhouse Style Pallet Wood Memo Board.
First, let’s gather our supplies: 5 pieces of pallet wood – I used what I had on hand and arranged it as above but if you are cutting pieces to size the length will be 18 inches
Copper Pipe – 1/2 inch pipe, 18 inches in length
2 zinc screw eyes – size to accommodate the 1/2 inch pipe easily
Paint Paper – 12 inches wide (You can find this at almost any hardware store)
2 paint sticks or 14 inch long and 1 1/2 inch wide pieces of thin wood
Optional Rust-Oleum Aged Metallic Paint & Primer in One – Metallic Rust (Available on Amazon but MUCH less expensive at the Hardware Store)
The Metallic Rust spray paint gives a great rusted look to a new piece
Kreg Face Clamp (not necessary but very helpful!)
Spray paint screw eyes and paint sticks. Allow to dry.
Use the Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes on the back of the first 4 boards – approximately 2 inches in on each side.
Insert appropriate screw in each pocket hold.
When you flip the piece over everything will fit together nice and snug.
Before working on the front of the memo board add a saw tooth hanger to the back.
I like to do a dry run and size everything up before drilling by laying out all that I’ll be attaching to my project just to make sure everything will fit properly.
If you are using the 12 inch wide paper roll attach screw eyes approximately 13 inches apart. Drill pilot holes and attach screw eyes. You may need to back out the screws by one or two threads depending on how thick your pallet wood is. You don’t want to the screw eye to come through to the other side.
Feed one end of the copper pipe through one of the screw eyes, slide on the paper roll and place other end of copper pipe through remaining screw eye. Center everything up and then add the first paper holder (paint stick 1). Repeat for lower paper holder.
Drill two very small pilot holes in each stick on each side to accommodate the cut tacks.
When attaching the cut tacks do NOT hammer the tacks in all the way. You need some wiggle room so the paper can slide through the holders freely. I use a metal ruler to provide just enough space and still securely attach the paper holders.
Attach Sharpie pen with twine from the copper pipe.
When you need a fresh list or if you want to take your list with you just pull it down and tear it off by gently pushing on the bottom paper holder and tearing across.
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