DIY Pallet Picture Frame that you can make!

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