Hello once again My Repurposed Life fans, it’s Joan from Scavenger Chic. I know you are all busy busy preparing for Christmas, but if you are in need of just one more gift, I have a great pallet wood frame idea for you. And better yet, if you have some basic supplies around the house, it should only cost you about $3.00.
I know Gail showed you how you can rip a pallet apart easily last week. So I am here to show you what you could possibly make with some of that free pallet wood, an easy pallet wood frame.
The basic supplies for this project are a few pieces of pallet wood, some construction adhesive and an inexpensive frame.
I picked up this frame from IKEA a few weeks ago. This frame is about 5×7 but they have a few other sizes if this one is too small.
Cut your pallet wood so that it is all the same length and so you are able to have about the same amount of wood showing on all sides.
Use your frame as a pattern and mark where you should cut a hole in the pallet wood. Using the marks you just made, cut out the hole with a scroll saw or jigsaw.
On a thin piece of scrap plywood, trace around the exterior of the frame exactly. For the interior frame, leave a little shelf of about 1/4″, for the frame to sit on.
Again, cut out these lines with a scroll saw or jigsaw.
Use a builders adhesive to attach your backing to the pallet wood. Pay a little extra attention to that ledge where the frame will sit.
Press everything down firmly and let dry several hours or overnight. The bricks are there to make sure nothing moves.
Because the backing was exactly the same size as the frame, the sides still look kind of rough.
To cover up the sides, take another piece of pallet wood and cut it in half. These pieces will be the edging for your frame.
I mitered the ends of the pallet wood edging but you could use straight cuts. Use finishing nails to attach.
Attach a hanger and your frame is complete. The back of the frame is still totally accessible.
Still not sure if you want to make a frame of your very own? Check out this frame from Dot & Bo. It’s on sale for $119 (originally $140). Mine was $3. At that price, you could make one for everybody on your gift list.
And this frame is made from a vintage roofing tin and beadboard.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’ll see you back here next year.