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DIY Farmhouse-Style Pallet Wood Memo Board

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You can do so many things with salvaged wood, especially pallet wood, and today I’m going to show you how to make a quick, stylish, and useful memo board.

This particular pallet wood was from a stack of pallets my husband so kindly dumpster dove to get for me which I sterilized and took apart here.

I used the pallets to make a 10 minute frame and still had a lot leftover and that’s what inspired me to make this memo board.

Supplies for pallet wood memo board with a farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

SUPPLIES

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

Copper cut tacks 

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

Sawtooth Hanger

Supplies for pallet wood memo board with a farmhouse style. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

Tools used:

Drill

Kreg Jig

Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws

Kreg Face Clamp (not necessary but very helpful!)

Directions:

Spray painted screw eyes for pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Spray painted paint sticks for DIY pallet wood memo board.

Spray paint screw eyes and paint sticks.  Allow to dry.

Farmhouse style DIY Pallet Wood Memo Board - tools used. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com


Use the Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes on the back of the first 4 boards – approximately 2 inches in on each side.

Pocket hole with Kreg Jig in pallet wood. DIY farmhouse-style memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Pallet wood kept in place with pocket holes made with Kreg Jig - DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Pallet memo board with saw tooth hanger on back.

Insert appropriate screw in each pocket hole.


Before working on the front of the memo board add a saw tooth hanger to the back.


When you flip the piece over everything will fit together nice and snug.

Pallet wood memo board - sizing up everything before drilling. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com


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.

Spray painted screw eye added to the front of pallet to hold copper pipe. DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com


If you are using the 12-inch wide paper roll attach screw eyes approximately 13 inches apart and approximately 1 inch down from the top of the first board.

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 the screw eye to come through to the other side.

Screw eyes added, copper pipe holding paper through screw eyes. Adding first paper holder. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com


Feed one end of the copper pipe through one of the screw eyes, slide on the paper roll and place the other end of the copper pipe through the remaining screw eye. Center everything up and then add the first paper holder (paint stick 1).

Drill small pilot holes through paint sticks to hold cut tacks. This will reduce the risk of splitting the wood.

Repeat for the lower paper holder.

Drill two very small pilot holes in each stick on each side to accommodate the cut tacks.

Do NOT nail paper holders down firmly to the wood. DIY pallet wood memo board - farmhouse style. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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.

Completed pallet wood memo board with Sharpie pen attached using string. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. Get the full tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.com


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.

And there you have it! A simple project that you can use in your kitchen, office, or anywhere you want some stylish organization!

Completed pallet wood memo board with Sharpie pen attached using string. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Salvaged Wood Memo Board

Mary Beth
DIY salvaged wood memo board made from a pallet with copper accents.
5 from 1 vote
Active Time 5 mins
Active Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Materials
 

  • 5 pieces pallet wood
  • 1 piece copper pipe 1/2 inch pipe, 18 inches
  • 2 zinc screw eyes large enough to accommodate the 1/2 inch pipe
  • 1 package copper cut tacks
  • 1 roll paint paper
  • 1 sawtooth hanger
  • 1 can Rust-Oleum Aged Metallic Paint and Primer in One Metallic Rust

Instructions
 

  • 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 hole.
  • 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.
Keyword diy, farmhouse decor, home decor, pallet wood, repurpose
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LynnH

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

So fantastic. I went and bought the supplies to make one this evening! I have an old leather belt that I am going to try to use for the straps that hold the paper. I'll let you know how it works out!

Mary Beth

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

Thanks for letting me know, Lynn. I can't wait to hear how the belts work for you. Have a great evening!

Kate Thompson

Friday 30th of September 2016

IM MEGA in love with this idea!! I think I have the perfect place in my kitchen just for this!!! Love love!!! "Ohhh honeyyyy...we have a project..." LOL

Mary Beth

Saturday 1st of October 2016

Thank you, Kate!

Diana | by Dreams Factory

Thursday 29th of September 2016

What a great idea, love it! I could use one of this in my working area, I have like one millions ideas that I need to write down somewhere. This will do the job! :) Pinning, pinning, pinning! Have a lovely day, Diana

Mary Beth

Saturday 1st of October 2016

Thank you so much, Diana!