How to Make A DIY Pallet Feature Wall

Creating an accent wall out of reclaimed pallet wood is such a simple and cheap project!

It also looks amazing, and will be sure to have your guests talking.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how you can create this on virtually any wall of your house from Wabash Lumber on YouTube.

What you'll need:

Ready to get started?


This will give you an idea about how many planks you’ll need, which also lets you decide how many pallets it will take. It’s hard to estimate since every pallet is different, and has a different amount of planks on it.

There are tons of things you can do with pallets, so it never hurts to get too many!

Measure the wall

If it helps, dividing the length + width of your surface and dividing by 144 will give you the total amount of square feet you’ll need. It takes about 7 or 8 pallet boards to get 10 square feet.

Measure square feet


Clean the wall with some soap and water, and make sure to pull out any nails or items that may cause an issue when you hang the boards.

Prepare the surface


We’re going to do a staggered horizontal design, but if you are going to align your boards differently, now is the time to decide.

Determine a pattern


Using your level and pencil, draw a straight line across the area where you’ll be laying the boards. This will be your starting point and make sure that your first boards are completely level and straight, so the wall doesn’t get crooked!

Draw reference line


Using your liquid nails (or other construction adhesive) apply a liberal amount to the back of your first board. Place the first board directly above or below your reference line and press it onto the wall. Make sure this plank is level.

Then, apply a second board on the other side of the reference line – staggering the boards as shown below.

Apply Adhesive

Firmly press plank in place

Stagger the planks


Using a miter saw to cut/trim boards as needed, fill in the entire space staring with the boards along the reference line. Simply repeat the steps over and over until your project is complete.

Fill in the planks

Fili in boards

trim to fit

Finish the wall

Now you’re done!

Enjoy your pallet wall for years to come!

Brandon Potters
About Brandon Potters

Hi, I’m Brandon and I can’t express how excited I am that you chose The Saw Guy as your resource for project ideas, tool reviews, and all-around guide to the world of DIY. I spent years in the construction industry refining my knowledge of various trades and even spent a few years working at a major hardware store. ​If there is anyone who can help you make a well-informed, unbiased, budget-conscious decision, it’s me and my team.

4 thoughts on “How to Make A DIY Pallet Feature Wall”

  1. I am really impressed with the look of your pallet wall! I think that is such a creative idea. My wife and I have been trying to come up with something fun an different we could do with the interior of our home. We’ll have to look into this more! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those boards don’t look like any of the pallets I’ve seen. Are they from a specific place? Wall looks great!


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