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DIY Pallet Picture Frame that you can make!

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Total time: 1-3hrs

Tools used

  • Table saw with sled (could use hand saw and chisels)
  • Brad nailer (Not necessary)
  • Clamps
  • Router to make rabbet

Materials used

  • Pallet wood, found close to home
  • Glue
  • Old picture frame for the glass


Like a lot of my projects, I like to use materials I have on hand. In this case, I used some oak pallet wood that I had laying around.


Step 1

You must remove all the nails and dirt from the pallet wood. Failure to do so can result in damage to your equipment or worse, yourself.


Step 2

Trim one edge using a straight line jig or use a hand plane to make one side perfectly straight.


Step 3

Trim to desired width, I chose 2in for my picture frame.


Step 4

Cut your lap joints using your table saw or chisel


Step 5

Glue up your lap joints


Step 6

Create rabbet for your glass to fit in using your router


Step 7

Optional sanding and finish. This is completely up to you!

Step 8

Enjoy your hard work! This can be made to any size you want just make sure you don’t forget to account for the groove for the glass!

Cheers, Zach