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!
***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.
-Saw (Miter saw, cordless saw, or hand saw)
-Brad nailer (18guage) with 1 1/2 nails
-Caulk and caulk gun (Loctite PowerGrab)
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.