Rustic Headboard From Salvaged Pallet Wood

People are fast becoming addicted to old salvaged pallets and the proof is the creativity being employed in projects ranging from home furniture and decor items to home accents of all kinds.
Parker Custom Pallet Wood Headboard Completed

A bed is often seen as the center piece of the bedroom decor, so when our craftsman Parker Burrer set out to build this rustic headboard from salvaged pallet wood and reclaimed lumber he had to design it to be both stylish and functional.

Old pallets stacked up in our salvage yard.
Old pallets stacked up in our salvage yard.

People are fast becoming addicted to old salvaged pallets and the proof is the creativity being employed in projects ranging from home furniture and decor items to home accents of all kinds.

Sections of random scrap wood and pallet wood ready for the project!
Sections of random scrap wood and pallet wood ready for the project!

You can use old salvaged pallets as a whole or by breaking them down into individual boards. Single boards are perfect for use in all kinds of projects. Wood from older pallets can have a beautifully rustic weathered patina that’s hard to mimic with new lumber so they’re perfect for creating all kinds of furnishings as well texture on a wall (feature or accent walls) or other types of displays.

Parker begins to assemble the pallet and scrap woods.
Parker begins to assemble the pallet and scrap woods.

You can usually use a pry-bar to break pallets apart but it will probably damage the wood some. You can also use a saw and cut the nails and then pull them out, or just leave the nails in for and even more rustic look, but always be careful handling them because these nails will probably be rusty.

Parker Custom Pallet Wood Headboard in the Clamps
Custom Pallet Wood Headboard all Clamped up!
Pallet wood has been laid out and nailed into place. Nearly finished.
Pallet wood has been laid out and nailed into place. Nearly finished.

Most pallets can be found for free, in dumpsters, on construction sites, behind stores and warehouses, but make sure you have permission to take them as many commercial users of pallets often recycle them through various pallet recovery companies.

Salvaged lumber and pallet wood headboard completed.
Salvaged lumber and pallet wood headboard nearly completed.
Custom Pallet Wood Headboard, footboard and rails!
Custom Pallet Wood Headboard, footboard and rails!
After a few modifications the Headboard is ready for it's new home!
After a few modifications the Headboard is ready for it’s new home!

Now that this Rustic Headboard From Salvaged Pallet Wood is completed, it’s ready to go to its’ forever home! If you’d like to have our team of talented craftsmen build you a custom piece using salvaged pallet wood, or anything else, contact us today!

Some pallet industry facts:

 

“The number of pallets out there is truly staggering. Nearly 2 billion wooden pallets are currently in circulation in the US alone, with a majority of them replaced each year. This consumes an estimated 50 percent of the country‚Äôs annual hardwood harvest. This in turn represents a very significant market for the lumber industry ($6 billion in annual sales if you can believe it), especially when one considers that roughly half of these pallets are intended to be used only once and then discarded. And since the pallets tend to be full of difficult-to-remove nails, a percentage of these single-use pallets often end up in landfills.” The Problem with Pallets-Dick McCarrick