Construct A Pallet Board Ceiling In 6 Easy Steps

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We just completed an entire bathroom ceiling for nearly nothing. So can you, if you have the tools and access to free pallets. You can find free pallets around town: home improvement stores, construction sites, landscaping stores and nurseries.


Project duration: 6 hours

Materials:

  • ·         Pallets-Our half bath took about 7 of them. Approximate bathroom dimensions: 6’x4’
  • ·         1-2x4
  • ·         Screws
  • ·         Screwdriver
  • ·         Table Saw
  • ·         Arm saw
  • ·         Sander or sandpaper
  • ·         Stud finder
  • ·         Tape Measure
  • ·         Square

Steps

1 – Use stud finder to locate studs in bathroom ceiling

2 – Rip a 2x4 into strips ¼ to ½ inches thick. Length—length of bathroom. Screw every three feet into the studs.

3 - Pull nails from pallets and separate pieces.

4 – Cut pallet boards down into three lengths. Example- We cut 14 inches, 23 inches, and left some whole. You will stagger the boards.

5 – Sand down rough edges.

6 – Screw in the pallet board pieces into your ripped pieces of wood.

*No pallet board is created equal. Some pieces may require additional sanding and cutting to fit. Think of it as a puzzle J