30+ Vintage Diy Pallet Signs Design Ideas You Must Have

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All of our rustic wood pallet signs are made in our shop but we wanted to share how we build our signs in case you wanted to build them yourself. Anyone with the right tools, materials, and patience can do what we do in our shop every day to make your very own DIY rustic wood pallet sign. This post is a step by step guide on how to build your own rustic wood sign.

Old fences, decks, or barns – old fences, decks, or barns are also a great choice for a rustic wood sign. When they become available they are usually inexpensive or free. Similar to old pallets you will probably have to make arrangements to pick up or even disassemble the wood structure. Please take caution – most wood that are used for decks or fences have been pressure treated to make them weather resistant. We do not recommend sanding or modifying pressure treated lumber unless you have the proper face and eye protection as well as the proper ventilation when working with the material.

If in doubt then please plan on working on the material outside to ensure your safety. In addition, we recommend using weather treated lumber for exterior signs only to ensure safety within your home.Lumberyard or Hardware Store – Lastly you can always purchase lumber at a lumber yard or a hardware store like Home Depot for your DIY rustic wooden sign. Although the wood will not provide as much “character” as an alternately source wood it will be consistent and stud grade wood or choice wood is actually pretty inexpensive.

Considering how much time you would spend sourcing and preparing other types of wood this may be the best option for most people without considering the “re-use” value of the wood. Luckily wood like pine is renewable for the most part as long as the lumber is FSC certified. An great source at Home Depot is the “scrap” wood section where you can purchase all different types of wood for a discount. If you go this route please keep an eye out for warped wood as a lot of this wood is placed in the discount section because it did not meet the quality standards for full price lumber.

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