I have a lot of nice comments on my Christmas Mantle this year, and I thought I would give you a quick tutorial on how I made the lighted wood sign.
Just like with my turkey silhouette sign for my Thanksgiving mantle, I took apart an old pallet with a crow bar and then nailed the planks tighthly back together with my nail gun.
For some reason the boards were different thicknesses this time, so I put them all face down on the ground and nailed the support board to them (instead of nailing them into the support board.) Doing it that way insured that the exposed surface would be level:
I then stained the whole thing with some regular old woodstain: