All of our rustic wood pallet signs are made in our shop but we wanted to share how we build our signs in case you wanted to build them yourself.
Anyone with the right tools, materials, and patience can do what we do in our shop every day to make your very own DIY rustic wood pallet sign. This post is a step by step guide on how to build your own rustic wood sign.
Old fences, decks, or barns – old fences, decks, or barns are also a great choice for a rustic wood sign. When they become available they are usually inexpensive or free. Similar to old pallets you will probably have to make arrangements to pick up or even disassemble the wood structure. Please take caution – most wood that are used for decks or fences have been pressure treated to make them weather resistant. We do not recommend sanding or modifying pressure treated lumber unless you have the proper face and eye protection as well as the proper ventilation when working with the material. If in doubt then please plan on working on the material outside to ensure your safety. In addition, we recommend using weather treated lumber for exterior signs only to ensure safety within your home.
Size of your DIY rustic pallet sign is completely up to you and probably easier if you already know what words or what symbols or logos will be put on the sign.
Cut Correctly and Straight – Remember the old adage “measure twice cut once” for your rustic wood sign! We find that it’s easier to use a miter saw (or a miter box with a hand saw) for any end cuts and a table saw will work wonders over a standard circular saw for any full length rip cuts and is infinitely safer so please keep that in mind or at least Google how to make a straight cut as there are a number of gadgets/tricks out there to ensure a clean, straight cut!