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Ana White Treedition


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This free standing pallet walls has sturdy peg holes for adding pegs to create custom storage or display arrangements! Arrange pegs to create a mantle to hold stockings, or add shelves in a tree shape for a modern (and space-saving) take on the Christmas tree! Made using cedar fence pickets and furring strips, this project is inexpensive, easy to build, and lightweight, perfect for renters and homeowners alike.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Stain twelve of the cedar fence pickets on one side. Stain remaining fence pickets on all four sides – these will be used for shelving – and set aside.

    2. Step: 2

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      For this project, you will cut as you go. The best tool to make quick square cuts is a compound miter saw, but a circular saw or even jigsaw could be used. Start by cutting all of the 1x3 boards to 93-1/2” long. Then cut one of the cedar fence picket boards stained on one side 48” long.

    3. Step: 3

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      Lay the 1x3 boards on a flat level surface. Position 48” long cedar fence picket at base. NOTE: For more peg holes horizontally, you will need to add more 1x3s, and space as desired. Use a square to line up one end 1x3 with the cedar fence picket. It if very important to start square.

    4. Step: 4

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      Square up opposite end of project, by adjusting 1x3 to the cedar fence picket with a large square. Staple cedar fence picket to the 1x3 with four staples, avoiding center.

    5. Step: 5

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      Repeat these steps with middle 1x3 boards, but this time, position 1x3s so center of 1x3 is 6”, 18” 30” and 42” from starting edge of project. Staple to 1x3s, four staples on corners, avoiding center where dowel holes may be drilled in later steps.

    6. Step: 6

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      Cut cedar fence pickets so the length ends at the middle of a 1x3 board. Staple to all 1x3 boards with four staples per intersection, avoiding center where dowel holes may be drilled. Use just two staples on cut ends.

    7. Step: 7

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      You can save time by scribing board cuts in place, instead of measuring. Just place board to be cut on project, with outside ends flush, mark, and cut.

    8. Step: 8

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      Alternate colors and utilize scrap wood whenever possible.

    9. Step: 9

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      Check for square after every couple of rows to ensure you are staying on track.

    10. Step: 10

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      Use a large square or measuring tape to mark out location of peg holes. The peg holes must be located over a 1x3 to fully support the pegs. Alternate planks, starting up one row, and marking every other row of plans in the center of the plank.

    11. Step: 11

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      Use a 5/8” spade bit to drill holes for the pegs. A small speed square can help you drill holes plumb to the project. If the holes are drilled at an angle, the pegs will be angled, causing your shelving to not rest square.

    12. Step: 12

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      Place a board underneath the project to protect the drill bit and the floor when the hole is drilled all the way through. Drill the holes. Check to make sure pegs sit plumb in holes.

    13. Step: 13

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      Continue drilling holes until all holes for pegs are drilled. Cut pegs 7” long for the cedar fence picket shelves.

    14. Step: 14

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      Position project in desired location in room. Locate studs in wall, and secure project to studs in wall to prevent forward tipping. Use screw type and length depending on wall construction materials. Add pegs and shelves and enjoy!

Comments (4)


  • Hi! Looks amazing. Question: Can I use the same wood for all the pieces, and distinct it by painting it differently? Will it work?
    By Avi Tsadok, on November 10, 2015

  • Super cute! This is exactly what I was thinking I needed this year for my cards. Thanks!
    By MrsMike97, on November 14, 2015

  • That is stunning.
    By ScaryCheri, on November 18, 2015

  • I've searched everywhere and can't find the cut list or exactly how many ceder fence boards and furring strips to buy? I see the materials list but nothing mentioned about the lumber
    By judyt200, on November 21, 2015

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Ana White Treedition

by Ana White
Oct 28, 2015
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This free standing pallet walls has sturdy peg holes for adding pegs to create custom storage or display arrangements! Arrange pegs to create a mantle to hold stockings, or add shelves in a tree shape for a modern (and space-saving) take on the Christmas tree! Made using cedar fence pickets and furring strips, this project is inexpensive, easy to build, and lightweight, perfect for renters and homeowners alike.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge fb790e7a 7c97 48ff 8b9e eec4e3c1726c

    Stain twelve of the cedar fence pickets on one side. Stain remaining fence pickets on all four sides – these will be used for shelving – and set aside.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 227856c1 5b3d 4359 9fd9 4a7f04c313d6

    For this project, you will cut as you go. The best tool to make quick square cuts is a compound miter saw, but a circular saw or even jigsaw could be used. Start by cutting all of the 1x3 boards to 93-1/2” long. Then cut one of the cedar fence picket boards stained on one side 48” long.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge f9721fdd a589 45a4 99de 58eff33964d1

    Lay the 1x3 boards on a flat level surface. Position 48” long cedar fence picket at base. NOTE: For more peg holes horizontally, you will need to add more 1x3s, and space as desired. Use a square to line up one end 1x3 with the cedar fence picket. It if very important to start square.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge c931d70d f3bf 4ccc bab5 d082efbd5b19

    Square up opposite end of project, by adjusting 1x3 to the cedar fence picket with a large square. Staple cedar fence picket to the 1x3 with four staples, avoiding center.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 03814110 dd6e 4061 9fa6 d0c756bec7e1

    Repeat these steps with middle 1x3 boards, but this time, position 1x3s so center of 1x3 is 6”, 18” 30” and 42” from starting edge of project. Staple to 1x3s, four staples on corners, avoiding center where dowel holes may be drilled in later steps.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 2c13c979 112e 4d23 a497 d22dacd18e9d

    Cut cedar fence pickets so the length ends at the middle of a 1x3 board. Staple to all 1x3 boards with four staples per intersection, avoiding center where dowel holes may be drilled. Use just two staples on cut ends.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge cadac136 ba82 4ca6 9744 34284c0c69b5

    You can save time by scribing board cuts in place, instead of measuring. Just place board to be cut on project, with outside ends flush, mark, and cut.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge 9dccfa43 8bb0 41ca 8d73 3a729ed4b7b5

    Alternate colors and utilize scrap wood whenever possible.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge 24404101 7016 4eac 8559 b4ae71572607

    Check for square after every couple of rows to ensure you are staying on track.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge 4d9b1f4e 0eb9 4193 ae17 86d1c2e5fb16

    Use a large square or measuring tape to mark out location of peg holes. The peg holes must be located over a 1x3 to fully support the pegs. Alternate planks, starting up one row, and marking every other row of plans in the center of the plank.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge 72e50210 2166 4f88 8afe d3d650898d03

    Use a 5/8” spade bit to drill holes for the pegs. A small speed square can help you drill holes plumb to the project. If the holes are drilled at an angle, the pegs will be angled, causing your shelving to not rest square.

  12. Step: 12
    Huge 5f0e67d4 d699 4af5 9b17 627419213e2e

    Place a board underneath the project to protect the drill bit and the floor when the hole is drilled all the way through. Drill the holes. Check to make sure pegs sit plumb in holes.

  13. Step: 13
    Huge f42a0d49 9ba7 4841 b058 1b6e2940b74d

    Continue drilling holes until all holes for pegs are drilled. Cut pegs 7” long for the cedar fence picket shelves.

  14. Step: 14
    Huge 5d569e18 b27b 4f2b af8b 6bb17d3b5fff

    Position project in desired location in room. Locate studs in wall, and secure project to studs in wall to prevent forward tipping. Use screw type and length depending on wall construction materials. Add pegs and shelves and enjoy!