– Scrap wood – Drawer Handles – Jigsaw (optional) – Black & Decker Mouse Sander – Drill & 4.5mm drill bit – Sawtooth picture hanger – Wood stain or Worktop Oil in the colour of your choice
Step 1: Cut your Wood to Size
I measured the space above the alarm and the light switch in my entryway and decided that a 15? length of wood was about right so I used my jigsaw to cut a piece off of one of my pallets.
Step 2: Sanding
Next I used my Black & Decker Mouse Sander to sand down the piece of wood so it was nice and smooth.
Step 3: Drill Holes
So once I’d picked my handles I tried spacing them out to get an idea of how they would look and then I measured for the holes.
Step 4: Attach Hanging
It’s your call if you want to put the hanging on now or after the next step. I did it first. I used a sawtooth picture hanging attachment – my favourite for hanging most things.
Step 5: Staining
I liked the grain of the pallet wood so I decided to stain it rather than paint it. The brand is Scandiwood and it’s a natural finish wood oil meant for kitchen worktops.