Looking for a creative and fun window treatment? Why not make a pallet wood cornice board? Here’s the step-by-step to make your own.
I cannot thank you all enough for all of your comments yesterday about the office makeover.
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I tried to answer the questions you all asked about the room in the comments and via e-mail and I think I’m going to do an entire post next week and walk through the room step-by-step and show you exactly where I got everything.
But in the meantime, I couldn’t wait to show you this super simple cornice board that we created for the windows.
And the story behind it.
Here’s how to make a DIY cornice board.
Let me start off this story with the general fact that my brother is amazing.
Not like a little amazing.
On a scale of 1-10….
…..he’s a 2500.
He’s funny and sweet and has twinkling eyes and can make wood sing.
He used to have an Etsy shop, but now he has a line of products that he wholesales to different companies.
This is my sister-in-law who is married to my brother and my niece and their cute dog, Coco.
She’s even more amazing.
And when we re-did the office, I needed something for the windows. She decided that she didn’t really want bamboo shades on the windows (which was my original design idea) because she wanted to keep her blinds in the windows. I thought that full-length curtains might be too much because the windows aren’t that wide and also it might prevent all that wonderful light from coming into the office.
And in budget news.
We didn’t really have any money left over for the windows.
So I went out to my brother’s workshop to poke around and see what I could find. I didn’t really know what I was looking for—I just wanted some piece of something to add a little wood to the windows.
I found these.
These are just some plywood boards that he’s added pallet wood to the top.
The boards are 18″ long and 6″ wide.
I think he uses these to add hooks too.
If you wanted to create these for the project, you would just start with an 18″x 6″ piece of plywood and attach 10 pieces of pallet wood to the top.
I looked at these and saw diy pallet wood cornice boards.
Step 1: Cut boards
Here’s the cut sheet for the diy pallet wood cornice board project.
We started with the boards from my brother and cut a piece of plywood that with a 1″x 1/2″ border around the edges.
You can see it laid out in the diagram.
The goal was to attach the boards to the plywood, frame out with 1″x 2″ boards and hang up.
Step 2: Add the 1″ x 2″ boards to the plywood
Here’s a close-up of the finished project.
You can see how we used finish nails to attach the 1″ x 2″ boards.
Here’s the reverse side of the cornice so you can see how the boards are attached.
Step 3: Attach sides
After we finished the front—we realized that we needed a way to hang the cornice.
We added in 1″ x 2″ boards to the sides of the cornice.
They wrapped around the edges.
Step 4: Attach hardware
We found this hardware at the home improvement store.
We attached it to the back and got ready to hang.
To make it easier—we actually moved one to the outside of the cornice board to make it easier to hang.
step 5: hang the cornice boards
Here are the finished cornice boards in the space.
I originally planned to stain them, but I love the look of the unfinished wood and how it makes sense with the other rustic elements in the room.
We repeated the same steps and made two.
And the best part?
This diy pallet wood cornice project was almost free.
Just a few pieces of wood and a little imagination.
Don’t you love a project that shows up from something you found in a workshop?
Especially one that makes the wood sing. 🙂
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