I've been using a bunch of FREE pallets on some projects here lately and decided to make the Reclaimed Wood Headboard with the pallet wood that I had. Every piece of wood came from pallets and it turned out pretty great.
We're still undecided about if/how we want to stain it....but for now it's all natural'. I made mine a couple inches shorter then the plans called for and an inche or two narrower based on the measurements of our Full Size Bed.
I documented this project as best as I could at: http://www.tommyandellie.com/Site/Home/Entries/2011/7/20_Entry_1.html
Looks beautiful. I wouldn't stain it. Just put a clear finish on it and call it good.
Thanks for the comment. We are definitely thinking about that. I also modified another pallet in such a way that we want to hang it on the wall and hang some pictures/things in it.
Other thoughts on a possible stain/finish?
One of my favorite things is to use pallets for lumber! I have finished pallet wood before successfully using Minwax Poly-shades. Love Golden Oak as it doesn't do much but enhance the grain...grab a few samples and try them out on some scrap boards, that's the only way you will know how it will look in the end! Best of luck!
we tried the link for this project and it said error. Would love to make this for our bedroom. could you please let me know the directions?
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