DIY Simple Pallet Fall Leaves

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Project by Davethewoodworker posted 11-11-2016 08:44 PM 1087 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I loved this time of the year, when the tree leaves turn into these beautiful colors. I wanted to make something to reflect this time. This is what I came up with, using old pallet wood, glued up as panels, a leaf template and some spray paint.

This is a real simple project, search in google images for outlines of leaves. Pick the style of leaf that you want to create and print. Use spray adhesive to attach to a board for a template, you could use some cardboard, if you don’t have anything else. Then trace the outline and cutout. Lightly sand the edges and paint the colors of your choice. Then hang up and enjoy,

Always use pallets that have HT stamped on them, these are Heat treated, no chemicals.

Also remember when using power tools, always use proper Safety equipment, like Safety glasses and hearing protection.

Want to see the video click here

-- Dave the Woodworker

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#1 posted 11-12-2016 04:18 AM

Neat project, well done, and idea WILL BE “borrowed”

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

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 10:21 AM

Nice and pretty realistic shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-12-2016 06:00 PM

Great job!, Simple, attractive, easy to customize/personalize, and a great gift idea. Definitely going into the “favorites” for future reference.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 11-14-2016 02:27 PM

Nice job. Mind if I “borrow” your idea for next fall?

-- Expert at turning Big pieces of Wood into Little pieces of Wood!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#5 posted 11-14-2016 08:20 PM

Great job on your leaves.
I picked up a few of my favorite shape leaves that fell in Oct. And traced them to thin plywood
And cut them out as patterns with my scroll saw.
I traced my patterns on to different kinds of wood to see what I like best.
I have same size patterns as the leaves them selfsame.
I might try blowing them up to bigger size later and see what I come up with.
I also like to take a flat hammer and put a green fresh leaf on to a piece of plywood then a paper towel over it ,
Then lightly tap the hammer on the paper towel with the leaf under it and make a nice green imprint
Of the leaf to the wood. Works well with dark red leaves as well.
Keep on exploring where no Lumber Jock has gone before.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 11-15-2016 05:16 PM


-- Dave the Woodworker

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