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Remember when I wrote that tutorial on how we repurposed the tables built from wooden pallets for our wedding into a cool ceiling treatment for our entryway? Are you dying to do one of your own? These ceilings are perfect for small rooms with good ventilation – like a powder room, hallway, or entryway. Try to stick to a room with a ceiling that you can clean (cobwebs and dust do get stuck on this due to the rustic, uneven nature of the medium). We really love the look of ours and it was SO easy to do (a bit tedious but SO easy). Interested in doing one yourself? Here's a round up of everything you need to DIY your own wooden pallet ceiling is on Amazon (and don't forget to click through and become an Amazon Prime member with free two day shipping!):
Everything You Need To DIY Your Own Wooden Pallet Ceiling Is On Amazon
Reciprocating Saw: Also known as a “sawsall”, we used ours to remove the planks of wood from the pallets. It's was much easier just cutting the screws/nails than it was trying to remove them using a hammer or a drill.
Orbital Sander: I have this cordless version and LOVE it. Be sure to pick up a battery (it doesn't come with one). I find that, on this project, a cordless sander is much easier to use than sandpaper or a corded version.
Stain: If you don't like the color of your pallets or just want a more uniform look, pick up some stain and apply it after you sand them but before the polyurethane. Use a traditional version or an eco-friendly one.
Polyurethane: Use this to finish off the wooden planks before attaching the to the ceiling. Look, ceilings get dirty but you're less likely to clean them so just apply a coat or two of polyurethane and make your peace.
Finishing Nail Gun: This is used to attach the wooden planks to the ceiling. I have this cordless version and it's one of the best tool that I've ever invested in. Not having to hook up to an air compressor and mess with a huge hose and power cord is awesome.