I've been building furniture now with help and inspiration from Ana's site for about two years and in that time I've snapped many pictures of my projects. I was always missing something and I couldn't quite figure out what that was and how I can change it. Some of you have seen my pictures on here and always, there is the light blue back ground of my exterior garage wall.
I recently teamed up with a local photographer and she helped inspire me to jazz up my pictures by adding props and she suggested that I make a back drop to shoot my projects in front of. I had no idea how I was going to do it but with some brainstorming with her, I came up with a pallet backdrop.
Easy enough right? It really is! All you have to do is use a reciprocating saw (like a Saws-All) and put your blade between the top boards and the boards they are connected to to cut the nails. I recommend cutting them instead of trying to pry the boards off because a lot of pallets are constructed using a twisted nail and they are very hard to pull out. I ended up breaking many boards in the process!
I also added some neat trim boards that we had lying around that were also weathered and it gave the backdrop a little more dimension. The object wasn't to make it perfect so I purposely cut the trim boards at different lengths and then nailed everything to the repurposed 2x4 boards that you just separated from the top boards.