Simple DIY Pallet Tombstones

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Project by Davethewoodworker posted 10-09-2016 05:56 PM 2024 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 3 pallet Tombstones, to go with my skeletons and Wooden Coffin. These are easy to make with limited tools. I used a couple of wide pallet boards, cut them off about 15” long. Then I found some scrap pieces, to nail them together. Took a old 5 gallon bucket, used it to trace the round top, used a Jigsaw to cut them. I them applied a coat of Steelwool and Vinegar to age the wood, let this dry overnight.

I had some old 7” long gutter nails, attached them with 9/16” staples. Open Word pad on the PC, type some names, I choose some Western Outlaws. Be sure and reverse when printing, I used a sheet of label paper, with the labels removed. Then apply to pallet and rub the ink in, you will have to paint over them. I used some Black craft paint. Now just stick them into the ground and enjoy.

If you like to see the video click HERE

-- Dave the Woodworker

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 06:59 AM

Very cool idea for Helloween.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 04:36 PM

A neat idea and well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 05:22 PM


-- Dave the Woodworker

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