Pallet Wood and Tin Roofing Shingles Frame diy


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 I think that we can all agree that it’s time for winter to end.

I personally love to use the winter months to clean out and start new. If you’re going to be stuck in the house you might as well tackle those projects you don’t feel like doing when the weather is fantastic.  Last year I tackled the master bath and this year was the workshop.

Now it’s time for gardening but the weather is not quite cooperating. Three quarters of an inch of ice on Sunday and we’re expecting 7 inches of snow tomorrow.

bluebird in snow

I caught this bluebird hanging out last Thursday.  So pretty against the snow covered trees. He was looking for any leftover berries…he’s ready for spring too.

So, if you’re caught inside, might as well do another project.

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This project begins with my old friend, pallet wood.  Three pieces, 35 inches in length are laid out side by side and attached using  2 extra pieces of pallet wood nailed to each  long board. Any scrap wood will  do for the cross pieces  since they won’t be seen.

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Apply a light coat of paint to the pallet wood.  This was leftover trim paint I had around the house.  Once dry, sand the entire board  to reexpose some of the pallet wood grain and the edges.

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Center and attach 2 roofing tins  with screws to the pallet wood backing. These roofing shingles were painted with a couple of coats of paint and then lightly sanded.  It’s easy to match your decor with the shingles, but they could also have been left their original galvanized rusty selves.

If you don’t have tin roofing shingles around, they still can be found for a fairly reasonable price on ebay.  Then if you have too many you can make one of my other two tin roofing shingle projects.  a memo board or my  other beadboard frame.

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The next level is simply a block of scrap wood, 5×7, painted black, then covered with black burlap stapled in place.  The burlap block can be attached with nails or builders adhesive to the roofing shingles.

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The last level is adding your picture.  Glass and picture are held in place with picture frame turn buttons. I found mine at Amazon, kind of expensive at $16.99 but they do give you enough to do 50 frames, which would only be 34 cents per frame…Enough for all your friends and family.  The glass is from a cheap 4×6 dollar store frame.

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At Christmas time, I switched the pictures out so that the frame could hold seasonal pictures.  These are black and white shots of ornaments on my Christmas tree.

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The remainder of the year, the frame holds favorite vacation spots.  It could have easily have held pictures of my three sons, but I have enough pictures of them sitting around. 🙂

Hope you have fun doing this fairly easy project and it helps pass the time until the spring thaw.

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