An Easy Project with Pallet Wood and Shutters


Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Back in March I shared with you 2 memo boards I had made from the two halves of an old shutter.  I actually made four memo boards at the time.  I sort of got carried away and once I got started it was kind of hard to stop.  Each memo board used half a shutter and some other piece of recycled junk or salvaged material.

I only shared two with you at the time…I didn’t want you to get bored.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Besides the shutter, the salvaged material in this project is my old reliable pinch-hitter, pallet wood.

Start with a clean vintage shutter.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Chopping shutters in half never give you quite even sides.  For this project I’m going to use the smaller shutter on the right, the one without one of the ends.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

For the end that wasn’t cut previously, cut that end off too.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Remove three of the slats from each end of the shutter.  If you cut one end of the slat with a jigsaw, the other end will just pull out.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Use the shutter as a guide to mark a piece of plywood as a backing for your memo board. 

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Cut out the plywood and screw onto the back of the shutter.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Cut four pieces of pallet wood to fit inside the ends of the shutter.  Don’t attach just yet.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

For the top and bottom, cut two additional pieces of pallet wood about an inch wider than the shutter and  round the corners.  Make sure you’re using pallet wood that is all the same width.

Once your end is cut you’ll know how long to make the vertical pieces.

Once again, the pallet wood isn’t attached yet.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Paint the shutter the color of your choice.  I’m using some leftover gray wall paint.

Sand the pallet wood and paint that as well, My pallet wood is a watered down white acrylic paint…a whitewash where you can still see the grain of the wood.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

I used my nail gun to attach the vertical pieces of pallet wood to the longer pieces, followed by the backing.  Entire pallet wood shelf was then nailed to the shutter.

I used a sander to reveal some of the green edges of the shutter.  I would recommend doing this outdoors,  you never know what is in the old paint.

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

 

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

Shutter and Chalk Board Memo Holder with Upcycled Bike Fender

Before I go, I wanted to remind you of my other two shutter memo boards.  First there was the rusty bike fender, chalkboard and casters.

Vintage Shutter Memo Board

The other shutter memo board used a rusty old rake head.  Pick your favorite and have some fun.

I have one more shutter memo board made from the other half of the shutter from this project and it has even more  vintage junk. I’ll share memo board #4 when I think you’re not bored any more.

Stay inspired.

Shared at DIY Salvaged JunkMetamorphosis Monday,

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