Want to add some easy Fixer Upper style to your home? Need a cute farmhouse style pallet wood memo board? But don't have a ton of building skills? That is okay, because this project is perfect for beginners and this is the easiest project imaginable! You'll just need a few scraps of pallet wood (and remember, now you know how to easily take that pallet apart!) and a bit of wire mesh, and ta-da! You're amazing and everyone will want one. Speaking of which — this would make a great gift idea, since the holidays are right around the corner.
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DIY Barnwood Pallet Wood Memo Board
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3 pieces of pallet wood (at least 34″ long each)
Wire Mesh (or hardware cloth)
Step One: Cut the boards to length.
You can make this memo board into any size you like. For this example I will be building mine to be approximately 24″ long x 16″ wide. So the measurements will work on that size.
Cut 2 boards to 24″ long
Cut 2 boards to 16″ long
Wait to cut the last 2 boards for another step.
Step Two: Begin Gluing
Like it is shown in the step above place glue on the ends of the horizontal board.
Line up the corners and place the board down on the vertical boards.
Repeat on the bottom horizontal board. Allow glue to dry . You can use a few 3/4″ finish nails if you feel like you need to secure the boards more strongly in the corner (or at least hold things together while is dries)
Step Three: Even out the back
Currently there is not a flat surface to affix the wire mesh to. Flip your memo frame over to reveal the gap on the top and bottom. measure the space. This gap will vary depending on your wood width (mine was approximately 9 1/4″ wide.
Cut the last two boards to the proper length to fit snugly into the two side pieces and make the back a solid one level frame.
Apply glue and glue the newly cut pieces into place.
Step Four: Attach the wire mesh
Using a pair of need nose pliers, hold the staple in place in the corner of the mesh and wood frame and nail the mesh in place.
Repeat until the whole mesh sheet is attached.
Step Five: Optional metal clips
You can try adding the metal clips with super glue at this point if you would like them on your memo board. (if they have a hard time sticking you could use a staple to secure them in to place, it will just be a little tricky nailing!!)
Bam!! You are done! Really the whole process couldn't be faster or easier!!
These little memo board frames would make great gifts! And really fun to use around Christmas time to hold cards and photos.
For my final I decided not to add the clips, but you could also add them at the bottom of the frame to hold additional papers if you want. And of course, I added our beautiful paper flower garland — you can make one of those, too, with the free printable here.
What would you use them for?
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