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An Easy DIY Free Pallet Wood Floor Redo

An Easy DIY Free Pallet Wood Floor Redo

Because our pantry-in-progress had cheap and awful carpet, I created a unique, one of a kind floor using various pieces of 1x wood cut-off's from a pallet rehabber. I collected these pieces of wood for free, purchasing only floor underlayment, polyurethane and other smaller supplies, bringing the total cost for this 60 square foot room of flooring to about $90. I made "grout" using fine sawdust and polyurethane to fill the gaps, sealed it all up, and voila, a custom floor!

You Will Need...

Metarials
  • pre-cut wood pieces from pallet rehabber
  • floor underlayment
  • fine sawdust
  • polyurethane
  • mineral spirits
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Instructions

  • Step 1
    Step 1: First, collect the wood pieces.
  • Step 2
    Step 2: Trim up and fill all the small leftover areas if needed.
  • Step 3
    Step 3: Lay down floor underlayment if you are going to use it. I stacked the pieces of wood in small piles in reverse order so as to not mess up the arrangement.
  • Step 4
    Step 4: Nail down the pieces.
  • Step 5
    Step 5: Grout the gaps using a mixture of sawdust and polyurethane. I also added mineral spirits to thin the mixture. I applied it using a plastic putty knife, the paint stirrer, and my hands. It was messy and time consuming. Look for the related grouting post on my blog!
  • Step 6
    Step 6: Once dry, I had to scrape off the leftover crunchy clumps.
  • Step 7
    Step 7: Seal the whole thing with several coats of polyurethane.
  • Step 8
    Step 8: Final project!
  • Step 9
    Step 9: Final project!

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