In addition to its original purpose, a wooden pallet may also be used as a building material for different decorative furniture to be hung on the wall, The boards can be utilized dismantled as individual components or the pallet structure can be used partially or in one piece. Using screws to fasten disassembled pallet boards directly to a wall may be the simplest method, but doing so while attaching whole pallet constructions to a wall can be a little more challenging. The usual pallet size is 48" x 40", with each deck board being 3 12" broad and 5/16" thick. Standard pallet weight may vary, but generally speaking, regular pallets weigh between 30-48 lbs. (about 18 kg). To hang a full pallet on a wall, you may require 3 1/2-inch wood nails because a pallet is both large and heavy.
Two Best Ways Of Attaching Pallet Wood To Concrete Wall
There are numerous ways to attach pallet boards to a wall, but the most cost-effective method is to use concrete nails. The nails should be long enough to pierce the wall at least half an inch. The idea is to pre-drill the hole in both the wood and the concrete to make the process easier. While using nails may need some ability, concrete screws (masonry screws) are another popular method of attaching pallet boards to a concrete wall. Many people also opt to screw horizontal pallet slats to the wall, taking the level from the bottom of the wall, and place them on top of the vertical pallet slats, spacing them apart by about 16 inches.
Way 1: Attaching Pallet Wood To Concrete Wall Using Steel Angle Brackets
- Pallets are wooden structures made to sustain a lot of weight, but when one is hanging on a wall, tension forces will act instead of compression pressures as they would when the pallet is on the ground. The goal is to use wall supports to enable the pallet's weight be supported; the pallet's bottom and top, which provide downward and forward tension forces, serve as the fulcrum for this support.
- In order for the metal anchors to have a good "grip," they must be positioned on each of the pallet blocks as depicted in the image. This issue could be resolved by placing additional steel support angle pieces on the top and bottom of the pallet to provide support. It is required to use separate screws because one side of the steel angle piece (vertical side) is fixed to the concrete wall and the other side (horizontal side) is fixed to the wooden pallet.
- The screws for the pallet component must be made of wood, ideally with a flat head, a sharp point, and a thickness that doesn't exceed the diameters of the holes drilled in the anchor. I suggest getting an anchor first as an example and fitting the screws to it to make sure they fit. You must purchase concrete screws for the portion that is inserted into the concrete wall that can go at least 2 inches into the concrete wall.
- This form of attaching is quite stable because of the metal anchors and screws that are fastened to the wall and the pallet, making it perfect for hanging big objects on the pallet, like a TV.
- Although you could conceal the anchors with wooden framing, this would be too much labor. Depending on the height at which the pallet is positioned, the anchors may be exposed and this may not look very attractive.
Way 2: Attaching A Pallet Without Screwing It Directly To The Wall
- You can attach a pallet to a wall without screwing it directly to it, this type of work is usually done in the building of a “floating” shelves. It includes placing a wooden board cut at an approximate angle of 45 degrees on the wall, as well as the other part of the plank on top of the pallet, this way you may suspend the pallet to the wall eliminating the tension pressures.
- You need to get a 2 “x8” wood board, treated pine, or any other wood that is resistant as well as treated, cut this wood to the same length as the pallet. Cut the wooden board in two sections from the center, however, with a 45-degree angle, this is not difficult, what you will need is precision to achieve an even cut.
- Choose the height at which you will mount your pallet, and then fix one of the wooden boards to the wall using screws and dowels. Use a level to make sure the board is level on the surface; the side with the angles cut into it should face the wall.
- Finally, it is time to attach the pallet to the wooden plank on the wall by fitting the cuts of both halves together, the angled cut will fit in a manner that you will not need to glue or screw the pallet, the tension forces will be distributed lengthwise across the whole wooden plank.
- Using this approach, you get the benefit of not having to attach the pallet to the wall directly. It's also a very attractive piece of art because it appears as though the pallet is "floating" on the wall.
- It is not advisable to do this if you intend to hang heavy objects on the pallet because the disadvantage of doing so is that any lateral force applied to the pallet could move or displace it.