Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pinterest Junkie

By now you should know that I love projects! I enjoy being able to make the décor for my home, rather than buy it. This last project was a pallet shelf for our living room. Pallets are super useful, so far we have just made the wine rack and the shelf but I have 100+ projects for pallets lined up. Here was our inspiration… Thank you Pinterest!

Pallet Shelf


Here’s how we made it…

Step 1: Start by finding a pallet in good condition. You want to make sure that the boards are not splitting. You’ll need about 15 boards to make one the same size as ours.

Step 2: Use a sawzall to cut through the nails and disassemble the pallet. You’ll want to do it this way to save yourself time and the headache of splitting boards.

Step 3: Once you have all the boards removed, make sure to remove the nails out of the boards. Sand the boards until smooth.

Step 4: once all boards are sanded, you can go ahead and stain or paint them and let them dry.

Step 5: Assemble! This part was a little difficult. You want to make sure you have someone to help you. Space out your boards about ¾ of an inch apart. Once we had our spacing we added two boards on the back (one across the top, and one across the bottom) to keep them in place and act as a structure frame.

Step 6: Add in your top and bottom shelf. Attach using small nails and wood glue.

Step 7: Go ahead and place your front 3 boards and nail in place. Once these are on, you can slide your middle shelf in and pick where you’d like to place it. Once in place, nail it in and voila! Pallet shelf!

Happy building!



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