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At a conference this past summer we were introduced to a new product from the Aspect Tile Company--a peel and stick pallet tile! We were already familiar with their peel and stick stone tile as we had used it to tile Steph's kitchen backsplash. That was a really successful project so we knew working with the new wood tile would produce good results as well.
Each workshop attendee got 30 sq ft of the tile of their choice- and we had to go with the wood! We tossed around several ideas as to what to do with the wood tile but ultimately decided to make a headboard for Steph's bed.
The tile can be stuck to the wall, but we wanted to be able to remove the headboard when she decides to move, so we built a frame on which to attach the tile.
The utility board was glued and brad nailed to the 2x4s. Note, we went back and added additional 2x4s under that horizontal seam for extra support of the utility board. This also added a strong place to eventually add the French cleat. We use those vintage cast iron irons as weights when we need to add a little weight to something that is drying.
After the headboard was in place, we decided the windows were looking a little bare so we made pallet wood valances. The wood rod (a 1" dowel) ends are capped with metal pipe caps to continue the rustic industrial theme!
The headboard and lights came together just as planned- though we ultimately tweaked the lights just a bit. Originally, they were going to hang, but we decided we liked the socket tucked up into the pipe elbow.
The peel and stick tile was very easy to work with. It would have been quite a chore to have made this out of pallet wood. Also, this was 85 to 90 pounds--I can't imagine how heavy one of pallet wood would have been!
What do you like to make from pallet wood? Where would you use peel and stick pallet wood tile? Let us know in the comments below!
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. We did receive the Aspect Wood Tile for free from the Aspect company.
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Steph & Vicki
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