Reclaimed Wood Wall Installation

If you’re looking for tips and tricks for reclaimed wood wall installation, then you’ve come to the right place. Besides providing a quality product here at SLC Pallet Walls, we also wanted to help our wonderful customers with the installation process of their new, rustic wood-looking walls. Our guide below goes through the tools you will need alongside how to ensure you install the wall in a way that is as hassle-free as possible while getting it done right the first time. If you have any questions or concerns about your reclaimed wood wall installation, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Main Tips:
***Lay out the pallet wall on the floor if possible, this will help with the blending
***Start at the ceiling and work down.  Full-width boards look better at the top of the pallet wall.
***When hanging the wall from the left side, start each row with a different length boards (small, medium, and long ones) so the butt joints don’t line up.
***Glue and nail is the best way to hang your pallet wall.  Three, quarter sized dots of fast-grab caulk, and 3 or 4 brad nails in each board.
***Use the same thickness boards around outlet covers to ensure the cover plate sits flush.
***Ensure every aspect of the wall is random, from the butt joints, to the colors, and sizes of the boards.  You should not see a pattern or dark areas in your wall.

Tools Needed: 
-Saw (Miter saw, cordless saw, or hand saw)
-Brad nailer (18guage) with 1 1/2 nails
-Caulk and caulk gun (Loctite PowerGrab)
-Masking tape
-Tape Measure

Step by step instructions:
Step 1:  Measure your wall and tape off the floor roughly the size of your pallet wall.  This helps balance your colors before you hang your wall.
Step 2:  Start laying out your wall on the floor, starting with your accent colors first (or the color you’re looking to feature) *No Cutting yet*
Step 3:  Gradually add in each other color leaving the fill color (usually light browns or light grays) for last
Step 4:  Once you have the majority of your wall laid out, you can now start translating it up to your wall row by row.
Step 5:  Start your first row at the ceiling and work down.
Step 6:  Start on the left side of the wall a full piece, then subsequent rows below begin rows with different length pieces.  You’ll want to randomize your butt joints (you don’t let your eyes see a pattern)
Step 6:  Using your caulk gun, squeeze 3 quarter-sized dots of Loctite PowerGrab glue on the board and then shoot 3 or 4 brad nails.
Step 7:  Continue gluing your boards until you get to the end of the row, then you’ll need to make a cut with your saw.
Step 8:  Measure from the wall to the last piece in the row, mark the board that needs to be cut, then cut.
Step 9:  Continue cutting and gluing until all the boards are up on your wall.
Step 10:  Congratulations.  No top coat or maintenance needed.