1001 Pallets http://www.1001pallets.com Your online ressource for recycled & upcycled wooden pallets! Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-favicon-big-150x150.png 1001 Pallets http://www.1001pallets.com 32 32 http://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-pallets/images/favicon-package/apple-touch-icon-180x180.png http://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-pallets/images/logo-pallet.png #8D6119 Diamond-patterned Rustic Coffee Table http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diamond-patterned-rustic-coffee-table/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diamond-patterned-rustic-coffee-table/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:54:48 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35320

Made from old bed posts and one pallet. This is a relatively easy project.

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I made this Diamond-Patterned Rustic Coffee Table with only one pallet and finished it in 4 hours!

Make your own Diamond-Patterned Rustic Coffee Table: great for outdoors, living rooms, and more!

First, I took apart the pallets with a Sawsall equipped with a wood/nail blade. I used the pallet stringers to build the frame and attached the upcycled table legs, using glue and screws. Next, I used the deck boards to build the top. Hint: if you measure the width and length of all the deck boards ahead of time, you can build the frame to this size and avoid ripping any deck boards. I painted the whole table white and let dry. Then, I used tape to make the diamond pattern and painted them yellow. I removed the tape after everything dried and sanded lightly to create a weathered look. Finally, I sealed the whole piece with Varathane D.

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Rustic Lit Pallet Makeup Vanity http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/rustic-lit-pallet-makeup-vanity/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/rustic-lit-pallet-makeup-vanity/#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:10:17 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35336

Our Makeup Vanity is made out of awesome pallet boards before they are actually nailed to make the pallet. Accented with big bulbs, and mason jars add so much character!

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We made this Pallet Makeup Vanity using about four pallets. It is lit with a bank of bright lights, has rustic Mason jar storage as well as additional storage underneath. The Vanity stands just short of 6' tall. The seat part is approximately 16" deep and 42" wide.

Pallet Makeup Vanity - Repurpose old fixtures for a new look to your bedroom or bathroom!

We used a bathroom light fixture for the lights and an old repurposed mirror from our local Habitat for Humanity store. We purchased the mason jars at an auction last summer. The legs are portions of a pallet that we cut into pieces and used scraps to close up the ends of the stringers. This created natural shelves!  We added upper and lower cross pieces to support the legs and then added the table top. Next, we trimmed out the table top and created a frame for the upper mirrored section. We took a deck board and cut holes in it to fit the light fixture, and secured it to the frame, cutting holes in the back for the wiring. We used decorate hex bolts to hold it all in place.  Then we finished it off with an upcycled mirror, trimmed it out and plugged it in.

A great piece for any Beauty!

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Beautiful! Here's another take on a vanity - check out this Dressing Table!

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Diagonal-topped Pallet Chest/Seat Features Carved Handle http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diagonal-topped-pallet-chestseat-features-carved-handle/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diagonal-topped-pallet-chestseat-features-carved-handle/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:58:37 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35234

Both decorative and functional this box has been made from 100% scrap pallet wood.

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Want something unique and multipurpose with unique features? Then this Diagonal-Topped Pallet Chest/Seat is for YOU!

Change up the direction of your wood to make a unique project like this Diagonal-Topped Pallet Chest/Seat

This Diagonal-Topped Pallet Chest/Seat project uses only pallet materials. I made this handy, multi-purpose box for both inside and outside use, so it had to be made durable and weatherproof. Each piece of wood was weather-treated on all sides. I belt sanded, and angle ground the box until it was smooth and rounded over. Additionally, I only used Phillips screws and wood glue during the assembly. Due to the weight of the lid, I also added a pull-down support. The handle has been carved using layers of plywood and shaped using primarily a hand rasp and sandpaper. The box has been finished with Linseed oil, and the handle finished in an eggshell glaze for durability.

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Another beautiful creation! How about adding some storage to your man-cave or garage with this whole wall system?

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Mosaic Inlay Small Pallet Chest/Seat http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/mosaic-inlay-small-pallet-chestseat/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/mosaic-inlay-small-pallet-chestseat/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:31:20 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35231

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I made this Mosaic Inlay Small Pallet Chest/Seat project using only pallet materials. It features a hand-set mosaic tile design. This particular box is strong enough to use as a seat also.

Mosaic Inlay Small Pallet Chest/Seat: Handy in your living room, family room, party decor seating, storage solutions, man-cave, and outdoor lounge living!!

First, I broke down one pallet. Next, I built an inner box frame using 1x1" pieces and butt-joined the cube together. You can see the inside corner for an idea of how I built it. Next, I covered the bottom and then the sides with pallet deck boards, mitering the corners and then rounding them over for a smooth feel. I made the lid by building another frame and capped it with more deck boards. I cut a half-moon shape out of one board with beautiful long-grain showing on the edge for a handle, and mounted it on the inside of the lid after pre-drilling. Finally, I used flush-mount hinges to install the lid to the main box.

This pallet chest/seat would have many uses - just picture it on a set of casters, too!

Next, I Belt sanded and used an angle grinder to smooth the surfaces. The box is assembled with Phillips-head screws. Additionally, I added a pull-down support because of the weight of the lid. I cut a circle out of the front panel and sanded the edges over well. The mosaic tiles have been hand cut and glued using PVA (wood glue) to a plywood panel, inserted from the inside and finished with silver grout; The wood has been finished using Linseed oil and hand-rubbed to a beautiful sheen.

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This beautiful, strong box would be amazing with a set of casters as a garage seat, too! Now, how about a unique Pallet Growing Table?

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Pallet Crafter Interview #18: Karell Ste-marie http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-crafter-interview-18-karell-ste-marie/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-crafter-interview-18-karell-ste-marie/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:32:19 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35120

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Today, we had the chance to ask some questions to Karell Ste-Marie, Crafter from Québec, Canada who make all kind of gorgeous projects from recycled wooden pallets. If you think you deserve to be featured in the next interview, please, drop us an email.

Tell us a little more about you? Who you are? Where are you from?

My name is Karell, I’m from Quebec, Canada – I co-founded a software company in 1999, sold it in 2015 and today am an executive of that company.

Why do you craft?

I have always been a crafter, I’ve been crafting software for more than 25 years. I wanted to have a hobby where I could craft outside of computers. I’ve created several items from chainmail the biggest being a chainmail shirt, I’ve also made several necklaces using Byzantine weaves.

How did you learn to do wood crafts?

I am mostly self-taught. A few of my friends in construction gave me guidance. The rest I have learned from YouTube and trial/error.

How long have you been working with pallets?

I started working with Pallets around 2013.

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Why did you choose to work with pallets instead of purchased wood?

The price… In Quebec, Canada is it quite cold and trees pretty much only half of the year, which means we have to ship wood all around. Dismantling Pallets also gave me an excellent way to stay active and stay in shape.

What are your can’t-live-without essentials?

I am a technology person first, I cannot live without my phone but I am not a Facebook or texting person… I use my phone' camera to film some of my YouTube content and to find inspiration on Pinterest.

When I am out hunting for Pallets I always have some of my cordless tools just in case I need to "help something fit" so I can bring it home.

Are there any brands that are your favorites?

My cordless tools are Ryobi, other than that I tend to use Dewalt and Ridgid.

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How would you describe your crafting style?

At the moment I am definitely a rustic type of crafter, even when I’m not working with Pallet wood.

Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to?

I learned about Pallets first from Izzy Swan (Think Woodworks), then from Mike Fulton (MF Woodshop). My original inspiration for woodworking is Marc Spagnuolo (The Woodwhisperer) and favorite is Alain Vaillancourt (The Woodpecker). All of them are on YouTube.

Where do you do your wood crafts? How would you describe your workspace?

I have two houses and use both garages. I am moving to the new bigger garage more and more but do not yet have electricity there. This will ultimately become my woodshop.

Where do you look for inspiration for a new woodcraft?

I watch YouTube, browse Pinterest and of course look at articles on 1001 Pallets!

When do you feel the most creative?

I am an executive and boss during the week… I am a woodworking during the weekend…

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We live in such a mass-produced, buy-it-now society. Why should people continue to make things by hand?

Mass production makes you dependent on someone else’s; it causes you to become dependent on those companies. While it would be unrealistic to be able to be completely independent (some people are able to do it) I like to keep some basic skills as they just help me save money.

What is your favorite medium to work in (other than pallets)?

I like to use firewood quite a bit; I have managed to turn some logs into planks. I have done this using a chainsaw and a bandsaw – the bandsaw is my favorite approach. Otherwise I’ll get some rough wood from different stores which I run through the jointer and planer.

What are your tips for people who'd like to start crafting?

Start with a nice kit of cordless tools: circular saw, reciprocating saw and drill… That is really all you need. Anything else you go out and purchase will be a luxury and is difficult to justify… Learn to read pallet codes, 1001Pallets has an excellent article on this. Pick a simple straightforward project and just do it. Accept failure and just try again, success comes from keeping on your craft and not giving up.

What are your most important safety tips when woodworking? Have you ever had any injuries or close calls?

I have experienced kickback on the table saw where a plank flew in my lower abdomen; I have run nails through both my planer and jointer and seen wood explode in the process… I have seen a friend of mine use the wrong side of a table disc sander and end up in the hospital with non-permanent consequences. You should slowly raise the bar and only do things that you are comfortable doing. I find that people are more levelheaded when they are working alone… Do not try to impress anyone, focus on your goal, which is to get the job done safely. Always wear gloves when handling a pallet, you have no idea what it feels like to have a splinter in your good hand and not be able to get it out until your wife comes home from spending the weekend at her mother’s…

What is your guilty pleasure?

I love a good beer… Too much beer and power tools don’t mix… Ever since I bought myself a new table saw I find that I can use it without any beer in my system which I have mixed feelings about… My old table saw was terrifying and I’d use it only as a last resort.

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What are some of your other hobbies or favorite things to do (other than crafting)?

I am a YouTube content provider. I like to do pretty much everything myself. I also have brewed beer, brewed wine, made a chainmail shirt, made chainmail necklaces (for my family only) and try to educate my kids about financial intelligence (which they don’t teach in school).

What are some of your best tips for breaking down, prepping, and cleaning pallets before you build with them? Do you have a specific tool you use, or a technique for cleaning the boards/removing nails, etc.?

As you can easily see from my videos, my favorite tools are the Pallet buster and the air punch. The pallet buster will break down those pallets into nice planks without splitting (if it’s not below freezing and you go at a certain speed) and the air punch will allow to remove nails from boards at around 1 nail per 2 seconds.

Have you designed any special tools or jigs for wood crafts?

I have made the same basic things that most woodworkers will do, nothing of significance or special. Wood track saw for cutting straight lines and a table saw sled – those types of things. I have made my own wood cart (you can see it at the end of one of my videos) and my own bench (the bench was not made from pallet wood).

What are some wood working skills you really want to learn?

Given the beautiful types of woods (and colors), you can get from pallets I would love to do intarsia but am nowhere near that yet.

What is the one project you’re the proudest of so far?

2 years ago, I made some wood wall sconces for my mother. Using a birch firewood log that I cut it into planks I created her Christmas present. I included the candleholders for her and she absolutely loved it. The lines in the wood and the amount of time I spent on it made the piece simply awesome.

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Editor’s Note: Thank you for your time and for sharing your story with us, and with our fellow Crafters. Your work is beautiful and inspiring to all of us, and we truly look forward to more from you in the future! Keep those gorgeous pieces coming!

Thanks Karell for this interview :)

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Gated Pallet Compost Bins Can Be Used For Many Outdoor Purposes http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/gated-pallet-compost-bins-can-used-many-outdoor-purposes/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/gated-pallet-compost-bins-can-used-many-outdoor-purposes/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:55:39 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35413

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I was asked to try some roofing and siding products to make something for my yard. So, I decided to make two Gated Pallet Compost Bins. I added the front gates so it would be easy to scoop out compost as needed, as well as to rotate the compost piles to encourage healthy bacterial growth as well as to easily incorporate piles of new clippings.

Make a pair of Gated Pallet Compost Bins – handy as outdoor tool sheds, to hide your trash bins, or recycle bins as well.

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Frame Cut List  Base is 36” square; front height is 36”; rear height is 48” for roofing drainage:

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  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ 39 ½” (front vertical corner pieces)
  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ 51 ½” (rear vertical corner pieces)
  • Four 2x4” pallet stringers @ 33” (upper front and back horizontal pieces, and two additional back pieces for support, spaced 12” on center - not shown in drawing)
  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ ~30” (cut a bit long to be sure angles are right – upper right and left pieces)
  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers with forklift arches @ 36” (front and rear lower frame pieces)
  • Six 2x4” pallet stringers with forklift arches @ 34 ½” long (right and left lower frame pieces, and side supports, spaced 12” on center - not shown in drawing)

Compost Bin Lid Cut List (36” wide, 33 ½” tall, hinges on either side to your preference):

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  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ 33” (top and bottom gate rails)
  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ 26 ½”” (left and right vertical gate rails)
  • Two 2x4” pallet stringers @ 30” (two cross pieces; spaced 12” on center)
  • Scrap piece of 1x2” board to use as a prop stick – length depends on where you mount it

Gate Cut List (36” wide, 33 ½” tall, hinges on either side to your preference):

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  • Two 1x4” pallet deck boards @ 36” (left and right sides of lid)
  • Four 1x4” pallet deck boards @ 28”, spaced 12” on center (four centerboards)

Siding does not have a measurement, as I did a pattern on the front panels, and then just practically sided the remaining sides.

What tools & consumables will I need to build a pair of Gated Pallet Compost Bins

  • Tools to break down pallets – we used a reciprocating saw (Sawzall)
  • Small punch to remove nail heads
  • Clawhammer
  • Utility knife
  • Kitchen/heavy duty scissors
  • Miter/Chop Saw
  • Tape measure
  • T-square
  • Utility scissors
  • Drill & various drill bits
  • Impact driver
  • Pencil
  • Ink marker (Sharpie)
  • Chalk line
  • Triangle Square
  • Clamps (various sizes are handy)
  • Wood glue (water-resistant)
  • 4” outdoor deck screws
  • 3” outdoor deck screws
  • 1 5/8” outdoor screws
  • 1 ¼” outdoor screws
  • Four door hinges
  • One hobby craft-sized hinge (about 1” or slightly smaller) for lid prop stick
  • Three 4” bolts
  • Ondura Roofing Nails & Tuftex nails
  • Ondura Roofing Vent Support Foam
  • Tuftex Seacoaster Vinyl panels
  • Tuftex Foam Supports

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How to build your own Gated Pallet Compost Bins for upcycling clippings, or as outdoor yard tool storage, trash bin concealment, or more

I broke down approximately five pallets, but some were of a lightweight style with what looked like rounded fencing slats (they held lattice at our local home supply center). We loved the almost log feel of them, but you can side your bins any way you want. I used pallet stringers with the forklift arches for two reasons: 1) easier to move with hand-holds, and 2) it just looks cool. You could substitute 2x4" boards if you chose. I attached the subframe and gate assemblies with 4” screws after pre-drilling.

Assemble the frame, gate & lid for your Gated Pallet Compost Bins

See the drawings for the cut list per section of build and cut your pieces. Double-check measurements since pallet wood isn’t consistent! I assembled the lower frame, added the vertical pieces, and then the remaining support cross pieces, installing everything with 4” screws after pre-drilling.  I added more 2x4” supports, 12” on center throughout the three solid sides of the frame to support the added weight of the compost bin. Add more as you see fit. We did NOT build a bottom floor to our bins – we prefer to leave the bins open to the ground, so we get free worms, and drainage is easy.

Start adding siding onto your Gated Pallet Compost Bins. Use any materials you like, but I used pallet wood

I didn’t bother sanding anything on these pallet compost bins. However, I still wanted a LITTLE style, so I did a bit of a pattern on the fronts of the bins. I used more of that ¾” x 3” curved board that resembles fence boards, but it’s thicker in the center and thinner to the edges.

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Roof and Line your Gated Pallet Compost Bins

We used Ondura Corrugated Asphalt panels (by Onduline North America) to roof the two bins, and it was easy to install. Just follow Ondura's directions for using Ondura panels for professional results - their videos are great!

The product is extremely easy to work with and install, which is why I went with them. The fun part was using the Seacoaster vinyl to line the bins. It cuts easily with a utility knife or heavy duty kitchen shears. We cut the panels starting at the front left corner and ran the corrugations vertically. When we got to the back corner, we purposely flexed the panel around and curved it, then started the next panel and overlapped the crowns and valleys by two crowns to keep the compost controlled.

P.S., I sorta broke the rules on these Gated Pallet Compost Bins... 

Now, this is not an officially approved use of the products. Seacoaster panels are NOT intended as liners, and there’s no data that I could find on safety regarding potential leaching as it breaks down. But, as I use the compost to mulch around my flower beds, I didn’t care, and it’s a practical solution and a long-term problem-solver. Sometimes thinking out of the box to line the box is the better way to handle a problem.  You probably also noticed that there are two ways to do the prop sticks for the lids, and one of the bins has hinges that are on the side. That's because my husband got involved and we started having a competition/race - which made the build, even more, fun! I personally like MY ideas, but of course...*shrugs* HA HA HA  I think pallet crafting SHOULD be that fun! Check out the build-up process in the video below!

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Reclaimed Pallet Side Table Has Upcycled Bed Frame Post Legs http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/reclaimed-pallet-side-table-upcycled-bed-frame-post-legs/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/reclaimed-pallet-side-table-upcycled-bed-frame-post-legs/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:05:49 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35298

I was given old bed posts that my mother had and I quickly realized that I could use these for my pallet projects.

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Don't throw out old bed frames! Instead, use those decorative posts as a feature like on this Reclaimed Pallet Side Table! Add a faux aged finish, in any color to match your decor, and it's a winner!

This Reclaimed Pallet Side Table Has Upcycled Bed Frame Post Legs!

First I cut up all my pallets using a Sawzall reciprocating saw.  I find that prying causes more damage and breakage. Next, I built the frame using the pallet stringers. I cut the bed posts to size and installed them. Once completed, I finished the top with deck boards, installing them with glue and brad nails. To finish, I used a dark blue paint on the top, let it dry and covered with a crackle medium blue tone and impatiently waited for it to dry. I sanded typical locations for wear with a piece of sandpaper and then coated it all with a water-based Varathane (the type for hardwood floors works best).

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Spring Fling! Our Best Pallet Chicken Coops, Hutches & Cages! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/spring-fling-best-pallet-chicken-coops-hutches-cages/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/spring-fling-best-pallet-chicken-coops-hutches-cages/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:11:58 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35241

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As the snow melts and the trees start to bud, it's time to get those containment systems built for your new critters! See our Best Pallet Chicken Coops, Hutches, and Cages for inspiring projects that'll save you money, let you raise and protect your critters, and even teach the kids about raising animals. Remember - always check with your city or county to be compliant with any zoning or animal restrictions in your area. 1001pallets.com presents these projects as ideas only!

Let's start with our Best Pallet Chicken Coops: from large to small, we've got many projects for your backyard or garden area!

Our most popular Pallets Chicken Coop - a simple design with an incorporated henhouse. This is adaptable to any size of the yard.

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Here's an amazing, and beautiful Pallet Chicken Coop that also has an incorporated storage shed.

Want something that's whimsical or charming? We've got just the Pallet Chicken House for you:

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Here's another straightforward idea - practical and very functional - Chicken Coop Made Out Of Recycled Pallets. It has an integrated porch, a chalkboard message area, and some cute decorative touches too!

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Double-Upcycle with this great re-use of old doghouses into a Pallet Double Henhouse!

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This is one seriously clever design. It should be called Robo-Coop... but you'll have to check it out to find out more!

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Make your mornings cheery by looking out at this fantastic Angry Birds Chicken Coop!

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But how about adding a garden bed to the roof of your henhouse? This Pallet Chicken Coop does just that!

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We've seen several of the Best Pallet Chicken Coops, but what if you don't want to raise chickens? Well, get ready to be impressed with this Pallet Rabbit Castle Hutch!

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Pallet Wood End Table Has Lower Shelf http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-wood-end-table-lower-shelf/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-wood-end-table-lower-shelf/#comments Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:40:59 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35230

End table that I built from all pallet wood that matches my pallet wood coffee table.

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This Pallet Wood End Table Has Lower Shelf. It measures 21" x 19" x 26" high.  I am new to the whole pallet wood project scene, and this end table is only my second one.

Pallet Wood End Table Has Lower Shelf: rustic good looks, budget- friendly and handy for your living room, bedroom, outdoor living areas, and man cave!

First I broke down two pallets. Next, I framed the top portion and included the legs into the frame. Then I installed the slats on the top, using boards with more milling marks. I installed two cross braces for the lower shelf and topped it with more deck boards. I used 2 1/2" wood screws to attach the legs to the top frame and 1 1/2" trim nails to fasten the slats to the top of the table and the bottom shelf. Additionally, I used my sliding compound miter saw, a cordless drill, sander, and hammer. Finally, I applied one coat of stain after sanding.

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Nicely done! Now you need an outstanding Coffee Table to go with it!

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Two-pallet Rustic Pallet Coffee Table http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/two-pallet-rustic-pallet-coffee-table/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/two-pallet-rustic-pallet-coffee-table/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:25:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35227

Coffee table with shelves made from 100% pallet wood.

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I had never built much of anything from wood before until I made this Two-Pallet Rustic Pallet Coffee Table. Then I saw some ideas on 1001pallets.com and some other websites and thought I'd try. I have just about unlimited access to pallets at work, so I thought I'd make some extra cash!  One of my first projects was this coffee table which I made with two pallets.

Two-Pallet Rustic Pallet Coffee Table: easy-to-make, and attractive home decor for your living room, outdoor areas, man cave, patio and more!

I removed all of the deck boards from the top of both pallets so I could re-attach adjoining slats to the top pallet. Next, I turned the bottom pallet upside down and fastened four slats to the bottom of it on each end to make a small shelf on both ends for storing remote controls or magazines, etc. I used 2 1/2" wood screws to attach the pallets to each other. The legs are from another pallet that I tore down. At first, I was using a pry bar but found a video on YouTube. Now I use a reciprocating saw to dismantle pallets. I sanded the table with my Dewalt hand sander and then stained it. I have already sold a table! :)

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Beachy-keen Pallet Coffee Display Table / Table Basse Avec Vitrine D'exposition http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/beachy-keen-pallet-coffee-display-table-table-basse-avec-vitrine-dexposition/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/beachy-keen-pallet-coffee-display-table-table-basse-avec-vitrine-dexposition/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:45:00 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35208

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I made this Beachy-Keen Pallet Coffee Display Table using six pallets and did it for under 60 bucks. The idea was to make a small coffee table with a space in the center. We wanted a place to display some beach shells we'd collected. For the project, I had an idea in mind, but on I was not sure about building the inner frame. I totally improvised according to based on the pallets I had on hand and looked for the simplest way.

Beachy-Keen Pallet Coffee Display Table - dress up your living room, home office, or outdoor areas with this cool design idea!

It took me 8 hours to do this project. The most difficult for me was disassembling the pallets without damaging them, but now I have the technique :) I used Euro pallets on the top of the table because they're thicker and better looking. The 1st pallet was the base of the unit, so I only had to install casters to the bottom. I set it aside for the time being. Next, I cut the center stringer out of the Euro pallet. Next, I used scrap boards to fill in along the bottom to create the bottom of the box. More deck boards lined the inside of the square to seal the display area. I used lesser pallet deck boards to trim around the top of the display pallet.

Line it if you're using something like sand, but you could customize it to match any indoor or outdoor decor you wanted!

Then I mounted the display pallet onto the pallet with casters and screwed them together. I installed six small pieces of scrap wood and used silicone table supports to safely hold the glass in place. Have a piece of glass cut to the size of the opening you create, and line the box if you're using sand. Otherwise, put what you want into your display table and then put the glass in. This could even be changed for fun party decor or displaying important family mementos.

L'idée était de faire une petite table basse avec un espace au centre pour y exposer des coquillages ramassés sur la plage recouvert par une vitre.

Pour la réalisation, j'avais une petite idée en tête mais au niveau du coffrage intérieur j'ai totalement improvisé en fonction des palettes que j'avais sous la mains et en cherchant le moyen le plus simple. Cela peu paraître compliqué mais c’est assez simple à réaliser si bien sûr vous avez les outils nécessaires. il m’as fallu 2 fois 4 heures pour la réalisation. Le plus difficiles pour moi était le démontage des palettes sans les abimer, mais maintenant j'ai la technique :)

Matériel :

  • 1 grande palette européenne pour les planches de la partie supérieure de la table car elle sont plus épaisses et esthétiquement plus jolies.
  • 2 palettes de taille moyenne à superposer pour faire la hauteur de la table. Je les ai choisi pour leur taille car c'était la taille exacte que je voulais même si les palettes semblaient de moins bonne qualité que les européennes au finale cela ne se remarque pas.
  • 3 ou 4 petites palettes diverses pour le coffrage intérieur de la table ainsi que les 3 parois extérieure, un coté restant ouvert pour les divers rangements.
  • 1 boite de 40 ou 50 vis
  • 4 roues dont 2 pivotantes
  • De la Lasure satin, couleur chêne rustic (1er prix), le rendu me plaisait je ne l’ai donc pas peinte par le suite
  • 1 vitre découpée sur mesure chez un vitrier (29 euro)
- 6 petits patins pour y poser la vitre sans l’abîmer.

Outils :

Burin marteau et pied de biche pour démontage des palettes, scie sauteuse, visseuse, ponceuse et un peu de temps libre.

Pour le coffrage intérieur voici ma technique :
Les planches du fond du coffrage sont en faite vissées sur les planches de pieds de la palette du 2ème étage (la palette supérieure), ce qui condamne un peu les rangements mais la palette inférieure reste libre et dispose d’un espace suffisant pour les rangements. 4 autres planches m’ont ensuite servis pour faire les parois du coffrage.

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Football Super-fan Pallet Wall Art http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/football-super-fan-pallet-wall-art/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/football-super-fan-pallet-wall-art/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:31:45 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35194

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I made this Football Super-Fan Pallet Wall Art using the most undesirable pieces of wood that I could find in my entire collection. I used my planer and sander to get the wood smooth, and then I glued the pieces together. It's important to let the glue set overnight if you choose not to use any other method to connect the wood.

Football Super-Fan Pallet Wall Art: Let everyone know which team(s) you cheer on and decorate your garage, man cave, living room, shed or outdoor bar area!

First, find some pallet wood or separate a pallet. Next, plane the wood or sand it very smooth. You may need a hand planer to straighten the edges. Glue the boards together and clamp in place, then allow to dry overnight. There are plenty of free websites on-line that you could use to create a stencil. Find one you like, and you can print out your favorite team(s). I used regular craft paint instead of spray paint this time. However, I did seal both of the projects with spray-on gloss because it's so easy to use.  Add a picture frame hanger on the back, and you're ready to go! Good luck with your next projects!

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Great job! This would sure look great hanging behind (or even on) a terrific pallet bar, wouldn't it?

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Several Different Pallet Storage Chest Ideas http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/several-different-pallet-storage-chest-ideas/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/several-different-pallet-storage-chest-ideas/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:47:27 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35088

I love winter! Here in Croatia, winters tend to be very cold and snowy. There is nothing more beautiful than a crackling fire and warmth in the house while the outside is -10 C. But where to keep the wooden logs for the fireplace? In the wooden chest made of pallets! I made my first pallet chest for my wife as a present but soon I made a few more for my friends and family.

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Need a toy chest, a hope chest, linen chest, or tool box? Here are Pallet Storage Chest Ideas that may be easy to adapt to your needs.

Pallet Storage Chest Ideas: Garage, man-cave, tool shed, cabin and outdoor storage solutions that are easy and budget-friendly!

Here's how to make it:

  • Disassemble pallets and then cut the deck boards to length.
  • Cover your work surface to protect it from glue. For each of the box's four sides, bottom and top, lay out boards side by side.
  • Apply wood glue to the edges where the boards meet. To make a sturdier version, use biscuits or dowels to join each piece. Partially tighten two bar clamps on each assembly, and wipe away excess glue with a wet rag. Build the lid the same way. Remove the clamps after one hour, and allow the glue to cure overnight.

Pallet Storage Chest Ideas - assembling the project after the wood glue dries:

  • Lay the panels on a flat work surface once the glue has completely cured. Sand both sides of each panel until the seams disappear and until both sides are smooth with an angle grinder.
  • Install the bottom and the four walls together by butt-joining them and secure with screws at strategic locations. I used pallet blocks for the bottom legs.
  • Install the top. I secured the top using a small scrap piece of chain to prevent the top from falling open too far and damaging the hinge or breaking the wood.
  • Paint it with the desired color, stain it, or you could burn it and apply varnish on top.

Options: You could add locking casters and sturdy handles to make the chest mobile. Additionally, for a toy box, there are hinges that won't let the lid slam closed on little fingers, and you could also use pneumatic lift assists. They're similar to the little shocks that you see on hatches of cars.

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Great ideas, and lots of variety! Thanks for sharing! Wouldn't this look great in a Man Cave?

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Pallet Bar Wall Rack Ideas You Can Do Easily! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-bar-wall-rack-ideas-can-easily/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-bar-wall-rack-ideas-can-easily/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:18:44 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35057

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With a collection of pallets, there's no limit what you can create. Make one of these Pallet Bar Wall Rack ideas for your garden area, patio, terrace, backyard, or other outdoor area and be the host with the most!

Pallet Bar Wall Rack Ideas - Party decor that's good year-round!

I use small pallets or half of a pallet for the wall racks. First, sand the pallet so that it's smooth to the touch. Use a palm sander (reasonable ones are available from Harbor Freight Tools) to smooth out the pallet to your liking. Next, I used a router for the cutouts for the wine glass stem holders.

**Editor's note** The cutouts can also be made by using a large drill bit and a jigsaw. Drill a hole where you want the base of the notch to be, like the middle of the deck board. Next, simply cut out two straight lines and connect to the drill hole to make a "U" shape.

Then, install the notched board into your bar with wood glue and screws/nails, or upcycle nails you pulled out of the pallets!  Apply a stain of your choice, and seal with UV-resistant polyurethane or paint it! Handy tip: Remember to gap the wine glass holder notches with 2-inch pre-cut pallet for glasses to fit, or the bases of the glasses will hit (and possibly break if you're not careful).

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Relaxing Outdoor Pallet Chaise Lounge Chair http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/relaxing-outdoor-pallet-chaise-lounge-chair/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/relaxing-outdoor-pallet-chaise-lounge-chair/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:38:52 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35066

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You only need two pallets to make this relaxing Pallet Chaise Lounge Chair! Spend a weekend and save a lot, plus you can be proud of your project!

Pallet Chaise Lounge Chair: Kick back by the pool, in your garden, patio, terrace, deck, or outdoor area!

I used two pallets to make this chaise lounge. Adjust the measurements to fit you, but here are the dimensions of my chair:

Height: 100cm, Width: 75cm, Seat Length: 55cm, Footrest portion: 55cm, and I put the armrest deliberately on the right side to make it easy to stand up from the chair. First, break down your pallets and sand the boards very smooth. I angled the pieces to 25 degrees, but adjust the way you want your chair to be. I used pallet stringer boards to build the frame portion, starting with the seat and footrest. Then, I added the seatback portion and the armrests. Note the extra support pieces I cut out of scraps from the other sections. I haven't finished it yet, and will have to decide to keep it natural, stain it, or paint it!

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Nice job! The 1001pallets.com administrators want to have a seat in this too! Now you need a beautiful Table to go with!

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Only Two Pallets Made This Totally Tubular Surf Themed Backyard Bar http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/two-pallets-made-totally-tubular-surf-themed-backyard-bar/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/two-pallets-made-totally-tubular-surf-themed-backyard-bar/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:11:53 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35062

You too can make this recycled surfboard bar for your backyard!

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I used two pallets to make this Surf Themed Backyard Bar. I wanted to make a bar that was fun and a bit different, and it only cost 40 bucks! Share your love of the sport - or adapt it to your favorite - when having friends over!

Surf Themed Backyard Bar - great for the back yard, outdoor areas, or even as excellent party decor!

First, I broke down one pallet and used another for the base. I used loose deck boards to fill in the gaps and to make it sturdier. Then I used an old roadside surfboard that I found for the bar top. I sanded the board and sprayed painted it. Next, I applied surf shop decals and then a clear coat to protect them. I added driftwood for the footrests and secured the footrest with metal straps and hide the metal with natural rope. Now surfs up!!! Enjoy a Mai Tai and chill with your family while enjoying your backyard, patio, or even your man cave!

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Very clever idea, and a unique way to highlight your love of surfing and the ocean! Now you need some Pallet Bar Stools! :)

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Cable Spool Plus Pallet Wood Backyard Bench http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/cable-spool-plus-pallet-wood-backyard-bench/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/cable-spool-plus-pallet-wood-backyard-bench/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:47:53 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35085

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I made this Pallet Wood Backyard Bench using a cable spool and two pallets for the frame and seat. It didn't cost a penny, either!

Pallet Wood Backyard Bench: Extra seating for romantic evenings in the garden, or great party decor too!

First, I broke down a cable spool and two pallets. Next, I cut a part of each cable spool end off to create flat spots. I used stringer boards to connect both sides of the bench seat, center support, and seatback supports. I cut deck boards to fill in the seat and secured with screws. Then, sand the boards and spool end until smooth for comfortable seating. Finally, paint, stain, or apply any treatment of your choice to decorate the bench for your home decor and have a seat! :)

Se realizo con un rollo de cable de madera y dos pallets para el armazon y asiento.

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Well done! An eye-catching bench. Now you need an Outdoor Table!

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Fun Bi-level Pallet Sofa Table Has Two Drawers Plus Wheels! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/fun-bi-level-pallet-sofa-table-two-drawers-plus-wheels/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/fun-bi-level-pallet-sofa-table-two-drawers-plus-wheels/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:08:02 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35012

This a small pallet that I brought with me during my holiday road trip in the south of Italy. It was our food table, and I loved it so much that I decided to improve it for a home dimension. So I built some wood tracks and put on two long drawers, all made with recycled wood or working scraps.

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This eclectic Bi-Level Pallet Sofa Table is made starting from a used pallet. This table has two drawers that sit within with carved tracks. Additionally, this table has an additional raised steel shelf.

Bi-Level Pallet Sofa Table - This would be great in a kid's room, or on a patio too!

Here are the dimensions:

  • drawers: inside 23 x 44.5 cm, height 10.5 cm
  • pallet: 80 x 60 cm
  • orange shelf: 63 x 37 cm
  • under the orange shelf, there are 22.5 cm of available space
  • table is 49 cm tall from the ground

I made all the wooden portions of the table using wood scraps or recycled wood. The table is finely sanded and painted with transparent wood protective paint.

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With this unusual and beautiful table, it has tons of flexibility! Why not use it outdoors as a poolside table for these Pool Couches!

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Pallet Wood Outdoor Table Featuring Upcycled Tiles http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-wood-outdoor-table-featuring-upcycled-tiles/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-wood-outdoor-table-featuring-upcycled-tiles/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:40:28 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34983

This is a table for 6 or 8 persons made with tiles more tan 100 years old and pallet wood.

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I like to recycle and upcycle things, and made this Pallet Wood Outdoor Table Featuring Upcycled Tiles! I made this table from a heavy-equipment pallet that I got from the company where I work.

Pallet Wood Outdoor Table - Make your outdoor space beautiful while upcycling!

First, I cut the 4x4" pallet stringers to length for the table legs. Next, I cut more stringer boards for the table frame, mitering the corners. I attached them together and mounted them to the legs. The table frame features two layers of mitered frame. Then I built a sub-frame shallow enough to mount the tiles flush. The tiles were glued into place, and locking casters were installed into the legs. Finally, I stained the two thicknesses of the table frame different tones and applied oil to finish it all.

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Now you need some Outdoor Seating!

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Florida Room Pallet Coffee Table With Matching End Tables http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/florida-room-pallet-coffee-table-matching-end-tables/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/florida-room-pallet-coffee-table-matching-end-tables/#respond Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:52:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34995

Need - Sun bleached coffee table and end tables.
Solution - Pallet wood and White wash!

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I made this Florida Room Pallet Coffee Table With Matching End Tables without any plans. I designed most of the pieces on the fly. Additionally, I hand-picked all of the pieces I used. I purposely used pallet stringers with forklift rails, solid rails and deck boards. I cut the table top boards at an angle to jazz them up a bit.  Then I strengthened the coffee table corners with Timber lock screws. The hardware adds a bit of an industrial look.

Pallet Coffee Table With Matching End Tables - perfect for your sunroom, porch, living room, outdoor living, and patio areas!

First, I cut the stringer boards to length for the legs. Next, I cut the frame for the table and mounted them with simple butt joints, securing them to the table legs. I added supports underneath the table top for places to secure both down the center and along the edges. Then I used stringer boards with the forklift arches on the exterior of the legs and cut two more down to install on the insides to support the lower shelf. The top of the coffee table was cut on the diagonal, and the lower shelf was easier to do a simple straight shelving.

End tables can be handy in the bedroom, decks, front porch, and even as pretty plant stands for your yard or outdoor areas!

I cut the legs from pallet stringers with forklift arches and used stringer scraps to create the table top frame. Again, I used deck boards in a diagonal pattern but framed the table top with a raised lip and mitered corners. I added a lower shelf on these tables too for additional handy storage.  I think these would be good in a living room or even as outdoor tables, too!

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Beautiful table set, indeed! If this was used outdoors, then you could use a fantastic Pallet Cooler!

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Outstanding Pallet Kids Bunk Beds With Playhouse http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/outstanding-pallet-kids-bunk-beds-playhouse/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/outstanding-pallet-kids-bunk-beds-playhouse/#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:18:57 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34976

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I consulted a lot of ideas on the Internet and then decide to make this Pallet Kids Bunk Beds with a built-in playhouse! This is my first time doing carpentry. I used two natural pallets, pallet stringers and 1x4" boards. Additionally, I used 98 x 2000 x 1900 cm size bunk beds (my English is translated by google :) )

Have FUN and make your own version of this Pallet Kids Bunk Beds - and make the playhouse any style you wish!

First, you'll need several pallets. I'm estimating ten, but you may need more. I used two pallets on each end of the playhouse as sturdy structural components. Next, I connected the pallets along the bottom with 1x4" boards, slightly wider than the bunk beds I had. I added vertical 1x4" boards to the height of the playhouse and 2x4" boards to make the upper bed frame supports. Then I filled in both the lower and upper bunk flooring and added more structural 1x4" boards.

A bedroom to inspire the imagination! Make a Pallet Kids Bunk Beds and playhouse combo!

I framed out the walls and made a few windows for the kids to have fun in. The walls were covered with more deck boards. I trimmed out around the windows and added more framing supports for the beds. Finally, I sanded everything thoroughly and applied a light stain, followed by polyurethane. You can see the kids really enjoy it!

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Terrific first effort - we cannot wait for more creations! Here's another fun idea for the kids!

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4 Easy Steps: Create Your Own Pallet Garden http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/4-easy-steps-create-pallet-garden/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/4-easy-steps-create-pallet-garden/#comments Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:52:37 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34621

This article will let you know how easy it can be to create a trendy pallet garden outside of your home.

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Although the health benefits of growing food are numerous, there are times when people without access to a confined space for gardening. For those times, the perfect solution is to Create Your Own Pallet Garden! Pallets are flat transport structures that provide stability for handling and storing goods and are obvious to spot. With a few supplies and minimal skills, you can create a rustic pallet garden to hang flat on an indoor or outdoor wall.

How to Tell If a Pallet Is Safe for Reuse?

Step 1: Gather the Supplies for your outdoor mini-oasis!

Instead of choosing outdoor garden planters, search for a clean pallet to refurbish from pressure-treated lumber, free from splinters, prongs, or stray nails. You can see our post on Pallet Safety if you have questions! You will also need:

  • four mounting brackets
  • landscape fabric
  • a staple gun
  • weather resistant screws (outdoor screws)
  • a drill
  • a thin sheet of plywood cut to cover the back of the pallet
  • Of course, you will also need potting soil and plants

Step 2: Decide on the Placement! Are your plants sun-worshippers or shy and like the shade? Plus, you need a sturdy place to secure the pallets!

After cleaning the pallet but before adding additional weight to it, a level is helpful for ensuring proper alignment. After choosing the ideal placement location, install the brackets for holding the pallet in place. Doing this first will allow you to slide the pallet between the mounting brackets and into place easily after adding the soil and plants.

Step 3: Secure the Backing Material!

Place the pallet on a flat surface with the back facing up. Next, cut the fabric to size and cover the bottom. Pull the material taut and secure it with nails or staples.  A variety of pallets already has wood on the bottom, which helps prevent the soil from overflowing. If you prefer, just affix extra wood to the close the underside if a base piece is not already in place. Now is an excellent time to fasten a piece of plastic to create a waterproof barrier. Lastly, secure a thin piece of plywood over the cloth or plastic with nails or staples.

Step 4: Plant Your Garden - fresh veggies, herbs, or even flowers and succulents! Create Your Own Pallet Garden exactly the way you want!

After securing the fabric, you're ready to flip the pallet over and load it with high-quality potting soil. NOTE: Before planting, tilt the pallet nearly vertical to allow the dirt to settle. Continue to add soil until the pallet rows are full. Finally, pack your plants into your new pallet garden, positioning them, so their root balls are secure between the slats. After all the plants are in position, add additional soil if necessary. However, wait to add water. Otherwise, it will be tough to hang. When your plants are in place, slide the pallet garden into the wall brackets, and prepare to improve your overall well-being.

Step 5: Caring for Your Pallet Garden - You've worked hard to Create Your Own Pallet Garden; now how to care for it for long-term enjoyment!

Now that your pallet garden is complete and in place, it is time to water the soil. Whether your garden contains greens, herbs, or edibles, continue to monitor it closely over the next few days, adding soil and water as necessary as the plants establish their roots and the dirt continues to settle. Water your garden frequently as the roots fill out because plants above the ground tend to dry out quickly.

WOW - looks like a lot of FUN and would be a terrific kids crafts idea!  For more outdoor ideas, check this Planting Table out!

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Kid-friendly Outdoor Pallet Bench http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/kid-friendly-outdoor-pallet-bench/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/kid-friendly-outdoor-pallet-bench/#comments Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:08:28 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34936

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I made this Kid-Friendly Outdoor Pallet Bench from one pallet, and sealed it with varnish to protect it!

Kid-Friendly Outdoor Pallet Bench - make it fun; make it funky, and save money doing it!

First, I cut a pallet in half across the width of it at the blocks. I used this as the bench seat. Next, I cut some of the deck boards to the length I wanted for the legs and screwed them to the inside of the blocks. I cut another set and installed them to the bottom of the pallet, toe-nailing them to the front set of blocks and then to the vertical legs to create triangular legs. Then I did a similar process for the back but cut blocks in half diagonally to create places for the legs to install to. I cut more boards to form the backrest and braced them with angled pieces. Finally, I varnished everything to seal it.

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Creative way of making a bench. How about a Kid's Playhouse too?

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Upscale Pine Pallet Nightstand Has Lots of Storage! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/upscale-pine-pallet-nightstand-lots-storage/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/upscale-pine-pallet-nightstand-lots-storage/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:02:43 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34970

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I made this Pine Pallet Nightstand for my daughter's room. It's 24" tall, and the top is 17.25" wide by 16.25" deep. It has a door on the front and one shelf inside. I made this entirely from pallets; I think it's almost all pine.

Pine Pallet Nightstand - kid's bedrooms or even a terrific living room end table!

First, I broke down three pallets. I cut down several boards that were damaged so that I could still use them. Next, I cut all the boards to length with a circular saw. I assembled it all with wood glue and brad nails (to act as clamps). Finally, I did a light sanding with my random orbital sander. I finished it off with four coats of varnish, sanding lightly in between coats to smooth out bubbles and imperfections.

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Excellent work! This will definitely get others to start crafting! Now, how about some DIY artwork?

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My First Pallet Coffee Table http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/first-pallet-coffee-table/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/first-pallet-coffee-table/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:59:14 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34925

I used two simple pallets to transport somethings for my work. At the end of the working day, they accidently ended up in my car, so I brought them home. Wondering if I was able to make something nice out of it, I started to take them apart...

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I made my very first pallet project - my First Pallet Coffee Table! It's a small coffee table, and I only used pallet wood.

First Pallet Coffee Table - upcycle and save money for your living room or outdoor areas!

First, I broke down two pallets and removed the nails while I tried to figure out what to make from them. I started with sanding all the pieces using 80-grit sanding paper to clean things up. I wanted to preserve the original pieces as much as possible. As a kid, I learned some basics of woodworking from my grandfather. He was a very skilled woodworking/woodturner. I kept it rather simple and didn't use complicated joining, just butt-joined everything. ;-) Seeing the actual result, I think it's not a bad try for a newbie.

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Great job for your first pallet project - we look forward to many more! How about a Couch to go with it?

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Tall, Rugged King Size Pallet Headboard http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/tall-rugged-king-size-pallet-headboard/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/tall-rugged-king-size-pallet-headboard/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:45:42 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34963

3 pallets and a few hours later....

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I was inspired and thought I'd try making a Rugged King Size Pallet Headboard. I've always enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. One day, I caught a glimpse of some pictures on social media and thought, "I can do that." So, I set out to collect some wooden pallets. I brought home about six pallets, but they weren't all the same size. I still figured that would be okay.

Rustic and budget-friendly way to decorate your bedroom or guest room!

Breaking down the pallets wasn't much fun because I didn't have all the proper tools. However, I completed the task despite the inconvenience! I got up on a sunny Saturday morning, ate a quick breakfast and headed outside to my small, but useful shop. I had wood all over the place by the time my wife came outside to see what I was up to. She asked what I was doing, and I just replied, "Making you something." I could hear the wheels spinning in her head as she tried to figure it out. Long story short; after a few hours, and no cuts, scrapes or bruises. I had completed my task! My wife and I now have this simple, rustic, and downright impressive, king size pallet bed headboard!

Inspiring for DIY crafters!

I'm excited to say I am now back to enjoying my hobby and really thinking about making it a business. I love working with my hands, and building furniture is a new direction for me. I'll share more of what I have built later but let's just say; they keep getting better! Thanks for reading and enjoy the pics.

Rugged King Size Pallet Headboard

Nice job! We hope you'll share more pictures of the frame so we can see how you did it, too! Surely you'll be inspiring others to do the same! Now, how about this Bedside Table to go with that lovely headboard?

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Guitar Headstock-shaped Pallet Wall Hangers http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/guitar-headstock-shaped-pallet-wall-hangers/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/guitar-headstock-shaped-pallet-wall-hangers/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:48:04 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34898

Planed pallet wood cut out in instrument headstock shapes for attaching hangers for instrument wall display.

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I made these Guitar Headstock-Shaped Pallet Wall Hangers to add to a "studio" room I've been creating for a while. I wanted to find a unique way to display guitars and instruments on the wall. I wanted them to be off the floor, out of their cases and easily accessible. Additionally, I wanted a pleasing way to display my "toys."

Guitar Headstock-Shaped Pallet Wall Hangers - Why use ordinary hangers when you can upcycle and create a unique space?

I wanted to use pallet wood, so I created paper templates that matched each headstock of instruments I have (guitars, violin, mandolin). Then, I just traced the template onto pallet wood planks that I planed down and added a circle on the bottom large enough to attach the hook/hanger I purchased from my local Guitar Center. I used a jigsaw to cut out the shapes and applied a coat of Rust-Oleum double thick Varathane. Finally, I drilled out the holes for attaching the hangers and attached them to the wall. I liked how they came out, and it looks unique!

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Excellent idea, and well done! Now how about creating a whole studio?

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Thrifty Fun Pallet Wood Hanging Racks http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/thrifty-fun-pallet-wood-hanging-racks/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/thrifty-fun-pallet-wood-hanging-racks/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:39:58 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34890

Discovering I had a hoodie problem, and rather than having them pile up on the closet shelves taking valuable space, I opted to make hanging racks for them.

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I used scrap pieces of pallet wood I had stashed in the basement to make these Pallet Wood Hanging Racks. It saves money and solves the issue of jackets and hats tossed all over the place.

Pallet Wood Hanging Racks: Organize your entryway, living room, or garage while upcycling pallets and other supplies!

I purchased a handful of random drawers pull knobs from the local ReStore, none more than twenty cents each, and attached them to the pallet wood. I pre-drilled the holes for the knobs and secured them in place. Next, I used keyhole brackets on the back to make them easy to hang. These racks are super handy, can be used indoors or out, for all sorts of hanging solutions!

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Adorable Birch Tree Birds Pallet Wall Art http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/adorable-birch-tree-birds-pallet-wall-art/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/adorable-birch-tree-birds-pallet-wall-art/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:21:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34840

Hand painted birch tree with a chickadee.

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Bring the winter indoors without all the chill, or cool your place in the summer with this adorable Tree Birds Pallet Wall Art.

Tree Birds Pallet Wall Art: Family fun to brighten up a living room, bedroom, or outdoor space!

First, I dismantled a pallet and selected two  4" X 36" pallet slats. I added two 4x8" slats to the back to hold the boards together, and to provide a place to hang the wall art. Then I hand-painted the birch tree using acrylic paints. Finally, I made the Chickadee out of 1/8" Baltic Birch and glued it on using wood glue.

Tree Birds Pallet Wall Art

Too cute! Now if you want to lure more birds for inspiration, how about making this Bird Feeder?

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Get Your Grow On: Back Porch Pallet Gardeners Hutch http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/get-grow-back-porch-pallet-gardeners-hutch/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/get-grow-back-porch-pallet-gardeners-hutch/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:27:24 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34870

A coworker saw pictures of a Nifty Liquor Cabinet I built and asked if I could modify to meet his needs. He lives in the country and has a covered back porch where his wife likes to pot plants. So, I came up with a cabinet with shelves of various sizes.

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I made this Back Porch Pallet Gardeners Hutch from 100% pallet wood. I needed a place to do my potting and plant trimming, as well as outdoor storage and this fit the bill!

Back Porch Pallet Gardeners Hutch - create a cheerful work area for your outdoor gardening projects!

First, I used pallet rails for the frame of the base and top shelf rack. Next, I covered all the sides and back using more deck boards. I trimmed the sides of the work table with more deck boards to prevent tools from rolling off when I'm busy. Finally, I did a little decorative trimming on the top shelf with some angled end pieces. I haven't sealed or painted it yet; I have to decide what I want to do.

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Inspirational for your spring planting. How about a self-watering raised bed planter to go with it?

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Upcycled Elegance Pallet Console Table http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/upcycled-elegance-pallet-console-table/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/upcycled-elegance-pallet-console-table/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:15:46 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34814

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I started this Pallet Console Table project with a vision of a tall, elegant table with tapered legs and a bit of storage. I added two drawers and decided to both stain and paint it to create a two-toned effect.

Pallet Console Table: Upcycled doesn't always mean rustic - you can have elegant couch tables, sideboards, and more with just a bit of creativity!

First, I broke down two pallets and removed all the nails from the pallet deck boards. Then I glued up the legs by using two deck boards per leg to ensure strength and stability. Next, I cut them to shape by tapering them from the inside towards the outside. I glued the legs to the base to make it free-standing. I made the table top by gluing three deck boards together side-by-side. Additionally, I made the simple drawers to fit the pockets I created when I glued the top together. Finally, I stained the top and drawers with an oak stain, and the legs and sides have been painted with slate gray paint.

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You made pallets look classy! Now, how about a pretty set of bookshelves to compliment this table?

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Wall Mounted Pallet Office Desk http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/wall-mounted-pallet-office-desk/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/wall-mounted-pallet-office-desk/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:11:10 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34832

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I made this Wall Mounted Pallet Office Desk because I needed a little workspace of my own that was budget friendly. I also liked the idea of upcycling to solve a problem or need.

Wall Mounted Pallet Office Desk - perfect for kitchens, home offices, the man cave, garages and more!

I created this wall mounted office desk with only three pallets and some nails and screws. First, I broke down a pallet and picked three of the best deck boards. I removed nails and sanded lightly. Next, I laid them down, good side up, and added stringer boards to create the support frame, and secured with screws. Finally, I cut two more deck boards as diagonal supports to prevent the front of the desk from sagging. The desk was mounted to the wall using angle brackets such as used for shelving.

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This is a great idea, indoors or out, and easy to make! How about some more storage if you're making a work desk?

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Sturdy Comfy Pallet Bench Improves Any Garden! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/sturdy-comfy-pallet-bench-improves-garden/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/sturdy-comfy-pallet-bench-improves-garden/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:03:26 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34800

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I made this Sturdy Comfy Pallet Bench using 3x3 legs and frame with 2x4"s that I reinforced around the frame for extra support. I stained it with a Red Mahogany / Dark Walnut 50-50 mix to get the color I wanted and sealed it with polyurethane.

Sturdy Comfy Pallet Bench -Outdoor Spaces or the Man Cave, pallets make great price-conscious seating!

First, I cut down some 3x3" posts to the height I wanted. Next, I framed out the top, using two deck boards on each side for additional support. I cut 2x4" boards for the cross-pieces and secured everything with screws. Next, I covered the top with more pallet deck boards and sanded everything relatively smooth. I applied a 50-50 blend of stains and allowed it to dry. Then I finished it off with a polyurethane sealant, and now have a sturdy, comfortable bench to use!

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Since you're getting comfy on this bench, how about a Garden Lounger?

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Pallet Crafter Interview #17: Chris Woodman http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-crafter-interview-17-chris-woodman/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-crafter-interview-17-chris-woodman/#comments Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:49:24 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34855

Today, we had the chance to ask some questions to Chris Woodman, Crafter from Canada who made all kind of gorgeous coffee table […]

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Today, we had the chance to ask some questions to Chris Woodman, Crafter from Canada who made all kind of gorgeous coffee table and other furniture from recycled wooden pallets. Chris is one of our most prolific Crafter with more than 60 pallet projects published at 1001Pallets! If you think you deserve to be featured in the next interview, please, drop us an email.

Tell us a little more about you? Who are you? Where are you from?

My name is Chris Woodman, I am from Orillia ON Canada and I am 40 years old. I am a warehouse Manager at a Casino. I have loved crafting with wood (although not formally trained) since I was 10 years old.

Why do you craft?

I started crafting with pallets after seeing a few interesting ideas on Pinterest. I then started a Google search to find more ideas and came across 1001pallets.com. I spent hours looking at all the designs and ideas. Some I copied completely, others I added a personal twist on. I also came up with some independent ideas. Many ideas came from requests from family members and gift ideas.

How did you learn to do wood crafts?

I became fascinated with building at young age when I would watch Bob Villa and “This old house” on Sundays. When I was young I would make projects out of any scrap wood I could find. I learned most of my building skills through television or trial and error.

How long have you been working with pallets?

I have been working with pallets for approximately 4 years (ever since I became a warehouse manager). I had first dibs of the used pallets on site!!

Why did you choose to work with pallets instead of purchased wood?

I like pallets as they are already beat up and the rustic look is very popular at the moment. They also drastically decrease the cost of materials.

What are your can’t-live-without essentials?

Sawzall. I prefer to cut the nails of my pallets (rather than pry them) for many reasons; less breakage of the wood, meaning more wood to work with. Prying can be time consuming and tiring. I like to keep the nails in most of my work as I believe this adds to the rustic look.

Are there any brands that are your favorites?

Ryobi. I have been using these products for years. They are very durable, powerful and affordable.

How would you describe your crafting style?

I would say that I am mainly a rustic builder. Rustic is very popular look, it is easily forgivable (doesn’t need to be perfect) and can give some very unique looks.

Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to?

All of the artists on 1001pallets are very creative. I don’t really have a favorite in mind as I am inspired by many projects on the website.

Where do you do your wood crafts? How would you describe your workspace?

I do my wood crafts in my basement and outside if a nice day. My work space is small and I prefer to work outdoors as long as the Canadian weather cooperates. My workspace is generally small, crowded and very disorganized. I am hoping one day I can build my dream workshop.

Where do you look for inspiration, or what inspires you for a new woodcraft?

I get inspiration from items I see in the background on television shows and in commercials. (I sometimes stop the show to rewind to see an interesting piece I saw in the background) I like to see prints, different designs and try to incorporate them into my work.

When do you feel the most creative?

I generally get motivated on the weekends. I start projects on the weekend and it generally keeps me motivated for the rest of the week. I rush home from work to get the projects done.

We live in such a mass-produced, buy-it-now society. Why should people continue to make things by hand?

I take pride in my work. When I look at a pile of wood that is generally scrap and see what I can make out of it, I have tremendous pride. Throwing things out because they are not attractive anymore inspires me to prove them wrong. Many items that get thrown out on a daily basis can be beautiful again with a little elbow grease!!

What is your favorite medium to work in (other than pallets)?

Wood, maybe it is because of my last name “Woodman”. I like all kinds of wood.  (I do bargain shop) I look for alternatives to the suggested materials to see if there is a cheaper, yet just as effective way to utilize the material in projects.

What are your tips for people who'd like to start crafting?

Use a Sawzall to cut the nails in the pallets (make sure to use a nail biter saw blade). It saves time and keeps the integrity of the wood.

What are your most important safety tips when woodworking? Have you ever had any injuries or close calls?

I have had several injuries, lost a lot of blood but nothing too serious. Suggestions are: make sure that all nails have been removed from the wood. If you cut of the nails be sure where they are before cutting. Respect the power of your tools! If they can cut a piece of wood they can cut you… take your time!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I like to drink beer. But I have learned not to build and drink beer at the same time as this can lead to accidents and many calculating errors.

What are some of your other hobbies or favorite things to do (other than crafting)?

I coach baseball for my son’s competitive baseball league. I am also on the executive committee for my local baseball association.

What are some of your best tips for breaking down, prepping, and cleaning pallets before you build with them?

I use a Sawzall to break down my skids (with a nail biter sawblade). One major thing that I do when working with pallets is that I am sure to use a clear coat waterbased varathane over all parts of my projects.  I have read many stories where people get sick from creating a pallet wall or use furniture. Using this varathan ensures to keep everything sealed in the wood. It also gives a great look to your piece and help protects it as well. When prepping the boards I use an orbital sander (the best sander invented).

Have you designed any special tools or jigs for wood crafts?

No I haven’t created any jigs unless I am creating multiples such as my wine bottle bags. Then I keep all the pieces to build one fully and use that to measure my pieces. I recently bought the Kreg pocket hole system that I would recommend to everyone. I have used it on one project so far and I is easy to use, learn and a fantastic piece to add to my tools.

What are some wood working skills you really want to learn?

Cabinet making. I would really love to know more of the finer points of this as I would like to make more professional looking pieces. I wouldn’t mind learning welding and metal art projects as I would love to incorporate that into my pieces.

What is the one project you’re the proudest of so far?

I like the entertainment units that I made. I also love the superhero Chalkboard that I most recently made for Christmas.




Editor’s Note: Thank you for your time and for sharing your story with us, and with our fellow Crafters. Your work is beautiful and inspiring to all of us, and we truly look forward to more from you in the future! Keep those gorgeous pieces coming!

Thanks Chris for this interview :)

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Pallet Living Room Table Trio http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-living-room-table-trio/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-living-room-table-trio/#respond Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:53:42 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34874

Plasma coffee and side table all out of silica off cuts.

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I made this Pallet Living Room Table Trio using eight pallets. The entertainment center tables took about two weeks, and are joined using lag bolts. The heavy coffee table and side table are done in the same style, but I still have to stain one yet.  The coffee table measures 2.6 m, and the side table is 1m. At first, the wood appeared light when I sanded it, but it darkened to this rich shade when I applied the stain.

Pallet Living Room Table Trio - custom build it to fit your entertainment center, living room spaces, or man cave!

All the wood was planed and joined, and plugs were cut to fill in the screw holes. I tried to use matching sections of wood to make the joints invisible for the most part. You'd have to pay thousands for a complete set instead of just building them and saving that for a better TV and entertainment system!

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So beautiful! Your build is inspirational! How about a built-in pallet bench seat?

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Pallet Baseball Logo Wall Art For Super-fans! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-baseball-logo-wall-art-super-fans/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-baseball-logo-wall-art-super-fans/#respond Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:59:02 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34828

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This Pallet Baseball Logo Wall Art is 16" in diameter. I made it all from reclaimed pallet wood. I sanded the pieces with a belt sander then a palm sander. All the pieces were then cut out with a bandsaw, table saw, or scroll saw. Finally, I used a latex paint to finish it all up.

Pallet Baseball Logo Wall Art - adorn your man-cave, living room, office, and more and show your team pride!

First, I sanded several pieces and arranged them side-by-side. I glued them together and allowed them to dry, creating two pieces that were similarly sized. Next, I cut out a circle and the team name logo. I painted all the pieces, and then glued the logo and the circle onto the base board. You can reinforce the piece along the back with strips that can also be used to hang the art on the wall.

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If baseball isn't your thing, then how about Football?

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Pallet Yard Wagon For Mom http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-yard-wagon-mom/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/pallet-yard-wagon-mom/#comments Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:46:45 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34915

After completely destroying my mother's favorite lawn and gardening tool, her prized wagon she purchased from a nursery that was going out of business, I built her a "brand new" wagon out of pallets. (I was able to save only the axles, wheels and tires of the original after several days of pounding and heating and heating and pounding the wheel rims back close to their original shape) lol

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I made this Pallet Yard Wagon after an unfortunate palm tree accident that destroyed my mother's prized wagon! The tires were flat, and the rims of the wheels were folded over like penne pasta or a taco shell. The axles were bent out of shape, so badly the tires wouldn't rotate below the bed of the wagon, and the metal deck was tweaked. The metal handle was snapped in half and broken off entirely. In other words, the entire vehicle was pretty much pancaked.

Pallet Yard Wagon - When you break it, you replace it, right? But why not upcycle in the process and make a great garden wagon!

My mother's poor destroyed wagon sat like a broken-down old truck in a junkyard on the side of my shop for some months. I didn't know really what to do with it or where to replace it. Finally, I thought to myself, "Ya know what, I can build her a stronger, more stable and definitely better-looking wagon than that old yellow rusting metal one ever was," and took the personal challenge.

The history and why I had to replace it!

I locked down my shop to her for short periods of time each day for the next week and a half or so and built her the new and improved yard wagon; the "Mudder Martha" out of pallets. My mother's name is Martha, and before my father passed away, he had called her "Mother Martha" after Mother Teresa. He always said that she was as pure and saintly as any, hence the name of the wagon. My father was a 6th generation Florida boy, and my mother was from Ohio. He 000ribbed her about being a Yankee from time to time, so the back of the wagon carries the subtitle of "Yard Yankee."

The build:

The wagon is 4' long x just over 2' wide with 10 - 12" sides. I used a skill saw, palm sander, cordless drill, 1.5" - 2.5" wood and construction screws, stain and polyurethane and Rust-Oleum silver hammered texture paint for the wheels. The build time was about a week and a half. I straightened the steering hardware and reused the axles. I had to buy new wheels, and a dowel to make a new handle. The expression on my mother's face when I wheeled it out and asked her if she'd like to use it to take the trash to the road instead of her old wheelbarrow was priceless. She absolutely loves it.

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Nice work! How about a Garage Work Bench too?

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Make Feature Walls Using Pallets-rock Your Room! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/make-feature-walls-using-pallets-rock-room/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/make-feature-walls-using-pallets-rock-room/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:48:07 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34787

We had kept some pallets aside to build a bed frame, but had a change of heart and made pallet walls into our living room instead!

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This Feature Walls Using Pallets project was a spur of the moment idea. We had planned on decorating our living room and been into a local furniture shop that had a similar feature wall. After ripping off all the plaster, we decided to leave the fireplace open as well.

Feature Walls Using Pallets: Add lighting for more excitement!

We used approximately 12 pallets, all the same in size. First, we dismantled all of the pallets and sanded all of the deck boards individually. Next, we used old varnishes to treat the wood. We affixed 47mm x 70mm lumber to the wall. Then, we added the pallet deck boards. However, we wanted to have space behind the wood to hide cables, so putting the lumber on the walls first created natural wire channels. We installed the boards using wood screws.

Personalize your Home Decor with this beautiful DIY Pallet Project!

We created shelves from some of the inner, thicker wood on the pallets. Next, we attached LED strip lights to the shelves and fed the cables behind the wall. Additionally, we also created a shelf to house our Sky Box, which again allowed us to hide the cables. We did a little planning for this project; starting from the top, we cut the lengths one by one. We used off cuts to build storage benches at the bottom of the walls.

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Beautifully done! With a feature wall like this, you could use a feature art piece from pallets too!

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Party Like Pros: 2-person Pallet Recliner Has Built-in Ice Chest http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/party-like-pros-2-person-pallet-recliner-built-ice-chest/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/party-like-pros-2-person-pallet-recliner-built-ice-chest/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:39:35 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34842

I made this 2-Person Pallet Recliner by upcycling a La-Z-Boy double recliner couch. I built the frame to fit the […]

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I made this 2-Person Pallet Recliner by upcycling a La-Z-Boy double recliner couch. I built the frame to fit the ice chest I wanted to use.

2-Person Pallet Recliner - Turn your Man Cave or Patio into the ultimate party zone!

I built this double recliner by upcycling the internal recliner mechanism from a La-Z-Boy double recliner couch. Once I found an ice chest I wanted and figured out the size by building the chest frame around it. I framed around it all and then clad the surfaces using Western Cedar & Oak for my finish wood. I applied a UV-resistant marine varnish to seal it from the weather. Finally, I used some live-edge boards to trim out the armrests. Now, it's time to enjoy it!

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Amazing work! Now you need an outstanding Entertainment Center to go with it! And some cold beverages, of course. :)

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Nice Pallet Love Dice Can Be Customized! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/nice-pallet-love-dice-can-customized/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/nice-pallet-love-dice-can-customized/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:34:32 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34776

Love is...

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I made this set of Pallet Love Dice from pallet blocks. They can be an ideal gift for a loved one and can be customized - nice ... to ... spice! You can use different letters or even phrases and let your imagination run!

Pallet Love Dice: Pallet Game Dice can be naughty or nice!

First, I dismantled a pallet and collected the pallet blocks. Next, I removed the nails and sanded them all to a smooth finish. I used a pyrography pen to burn the letters into all of the sides of the dice. Finally, I coated the blocks with two coats of Danish Oil. Of course, you can stack them vertically, horizontally, or even drill holes in the top to hold LED tea lights to add a bit of extra zing!

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A very fun - or spicy - idea! Here's another fun idea - a game board!

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Handy Portable Pallet Gardening/Fishing Chair http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/handy-portable-pallet-gardeningfishing-chair/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/handy-portable-pallet-gardeningfishing-chair/#respond Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:04:33 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34687

Two of these chairs can actually be made out of one pallet. This style is complete with a backrest that doubles as a storage place for small tools or fishing poles that can be put in it as a pole holder while fishing. It also features a side "slip" holder for longer tools or extra poles as well as a compartment with closing lid at the back bottom for gardening gloves, trowels, seeds or bait and tackle. Wheels are also available for those not capable of carrying the chair, and I will be posting a few more versions that I have designed but aren't completed yet so stay tuned...

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This Handy Portable Pallet Gardening/Fishing Chair is purposely built low to the ground. I use it for both gardenings and just relaxing at the water's edge when surf fishing. It's also handy for just hanging in a line at the lake or river. I made the chair's dimensions are 30" high at the seat back, 20" deep and 22" wide.

Handy Portable Pallet Gardening/Fishing Chair - Tools used:

  • Hammer
  • Cordless Drill
  • Tape measure
  • Triangle Square
  • Circular saw
  • Coated wire for the "slip tool/pole holder
  • 2" construction screws
  • 2.5" construction screws

This Outdoor Pallet Chair is a great camp chair and for gardening or outdoor fun!

I used a single pallet to make the chair by using the double-brace down the middle. This allowed me to cut directly down the center of the two braces. You can make two chairs out of one pallet that would become negatives of one another.

I also treated the wood with water seal and stain while using glue and polyurethane for the addition of the American Flag on the seat. Small hinges salvaged from a set of bi-fold closet doors were also used on the bottom back compartment lid.

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A very convenient idea for springtime! Here's another project - a Gardening Shed

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You Picked Them: Top 5 Pallet Projects of February 2017! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/picked-top-5-pallet-projects-february-2017/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/picked-top-5-pallet-projects-february-2017/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:43:40 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35157

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Check out the Top 5 Pallet Projects of February 2017, as chosen by YOU! Thank you to our ingenious, creative Crafting community for making this possible!

#1: Your favorite of our Top 5 Pallet Projects - Pallet Bar Stools Look Pretty Cool! Party Decor and Pallet Bar ideas never looked better - and they're easy to make!

Pallet Crafter Tim did a great job and was the most popular post of February! If you need more seating for guests, but would rather save the money for designer beer, build your own Pallet Stringer Bar Stools instead! Keep those ideas coming, Tim!

#2: Here's the second of our Top 5 Pallet Projects - Pallets & Misc Warehouse Parts Can Make a Good Bed  Update your bedroom with this great idea!

Look what you can build when you're bored and have some spare parts in a warehouse! User city rejects shows us that you can upcycle and recycle items, even things being discarded at your job, and turn them into functional art, like this terrific pallet bed! Add your own touches and make it have a cool, industrial feel (and be sturdy too)!

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#3: Hibernate through this cold winter and make your bedroom something special with this Pretty Plywood-backed Queen-sized Pallet Headboard!

User Casey Froehlich ROCKED this design, and the attention to detail caught our Crafter's attention too! Don't just have a bed on a frame, or an outdated, hand-me-down headboard. With a few pallets and a bit of elbow grease, your bedroom will be unique and inviting!

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#4: Comfy Inviting Diy Oversized Pallet/Spool Chair!

Now, this is a show-stopper! Your patio, garden or other outdoor would be party central, or a romantic getaway with this great idea. Combine a cable spool and some pallets and create party decor or home decor magic! So ... soft ... and ... plush!

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#5: Last, but not least, here's your final choice for the Top 5 Pallet Projects of February 2017: a Pallet Sales Counter / Comptoir De Vente Palette!

If you're opening a new business, save some money and make your own Pallet Sales Counter! This brilliant idea could be adapted in many ways to suit your company's needs.

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Combo Pallet Wine Rack/Book Shelf Unit http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/combo-pallet-wine-rackbook-shelf-unit/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/combo-pallet-wine-rackbook-shelf-unit/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:25:04 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34766

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This is my first attempt at a pallet or carpentry project. However, I needed some additional storage space in the kitchen, so I designed and built this Pallet Wine Rack/Book Shelf Unit. It holds eight bottles and array of books. I made it out of 3 reclaimed pallets.

A multi-tasking shelving project:

Tools used: 

  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Claw hammer
  • Sanders
  • Tape measure
  • Nails
  • Screws

Dimensions: 130cm tall x 52cm wide x44 cm deep.

Finished off with sanding and a Ronseal dark oak gloss varnish. I've included several pictures to show how I built this piece. I hope you like it, and try to make your own! It's very handy.

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Very nice 1st pallet project! We look forward to seeing much more! Here's more inspiration in the meantime: An Outdoor Kitchen Prep Island

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Railroad Crossing Sign Pallet Coat Rack http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/railroad-crossing-sign-pallet-coat-rack/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/railroad-crossing-sign-pallet-coat-rack/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:45:07 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34742

Made this railroad crossing sign from an old 4x4 and pallet.

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Add handy storage for your coats, hats and more with this Railroad Crossing Sign Pallet Coat Rack. I made this using an old 4x4" post, a few well-placed pallet pieces and railroad spikes for the coat rack.

Dare to be different and add individuality to your home decor and storage needs!

First, I cut a 4x4" post to the length I wanted. Next, I used the arched sections of pallet stringers and trimmed them into the feet. I installed them onto the post using four screws per foot. Then I had some fun stenciling the signs on the post. Finally, I drilled holes for the spikes and installed them in place. I put it in my hallway and it's a handy, functional piece of pallet artwork!

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Look twice before crossing! Then check out this little Pallet Garden idea!

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Diy Tips for Your Bathroom http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diy-tips-bathroom/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/diy-tips-bathroom/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:45:19 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35078

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Many people consider their bathroom their sanctuary – a place to relax and unwind from the stress of the day in a hot shower or bath or a last-minute refuge before heading out the door for another long day. But if your bathroom is starting to feel old and dated or uncomfortably small, it may not be very enjoyable to spend time there at all. If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom to meet your needs, there a few tips for your bathroom that can help you get the one of your dreams.

Expand Your Bathroom

If your family has grown or you’ve simply accumulated more stuff, a bathroom that was the right size when you bought your home may now feel too small. Making your bathroom feel bigger might sound like a complex task, but in many cases, it’s really quite simple. Start by evaluating your space. Are you using the space in the best way possible, or is there a lot of dead space – space that has no purpose but is lost because it can’t be used. Does your bathroom back up to a closet you rarely use? If so, knocking that wall out in order to expand your bathroom could be the best solution. Talk with a qualified contractor before making any major home improvements like knocking out a wall to be sure they’re safe. This is also a great time to make sure your electric service is up to code and that you are getting the best deal on your electric rates. With deregulation in many areas, shopping around can save you big bucks. Click here to learn more.

Pick Classic Colors

When you’re remodeling your bathroom you may have the urge to use colors that are hot and trendy at the moment or ones that you’ve seen in design magazines or in somebody else’s home. While trendy colors might look good for a little while, you’ll likely get sick of them pretty fast and feel the need to repaint and redecorate when you feel the colors make your bathroom look dated. Instead of picking colors that are popular at the moment, choose colors that are classic and never go out of style like bright white, cream, taupe, soft yellow, deep red or indigo if you’re looking for something a bit more vibrant.

If you really want to add some trendy colors, use accessories or small items like hand towels that you can easily swap out instead of painting your walls in those colors.

Where to Use Pallets: Our Tips for your Bathroom

Pallets are a great raw material for several bathroom projects, especially if you are going for a rustic look. Start with reclaimed pallet siding on an accent wall. This is a great project for using up scraps since you can piece them together like a big jigsaw puzzle. You can also finish it any way you wish, just remember that bathrooms have a lot of moisture, so sealing and water-resistance is critical.

Pallet Walls (Bathroom & Kitchen)

You can also use pallets for a mirror or window frame and even to make a new vanity. As an added touch, check out this pallet tub shelf to finish off your look.

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Wow - Pallet Bathroom Makeover!

No matter what style you want your bathroom to reflect, peace and tranquility are a common thread. When you do the work yourself, and add your own creative projects, you can have the bathroom of your dreams.

For even more ideas of pallet projects for your bathroom, you must have a look at our article 17 Pallet Projects You Can Make For Your Bathroom!

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Country Western Saloon Pallet Backyard Bar http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/country-western-saloon-pallet-backyard-bar/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/country-western-saloon-pallet-backyard-bar/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:54:47 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34714

I made this country western bar using pallets for the base and wrapping old rusty galvanized roof tin for the character.

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I made this Western Saloon Pallet Backyard Bar using 4 1/2 pallets for the base. I added 2x12" boards to create the bar top. Finally, I wrapped inside and outside with recycled, rusty galvanized roof tin.

Western Saloon Pallet Backyard Bar:

I added a log for the foot rest /foot rail for a comfy place to rest your feet. Next, I added a Western décor and bar tap handles that I collected to give it an authentic feel. I will stain or paint the top when it cures, and then sand the edges for an aged patina. It's a work in process, but we love it already!

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Get along, li'l doggie! Yee HAW but you need some great High Bar Stools to sit in!

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Nifty Pallet Wood Liquor Cabinet Has You Party-ready! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/nifty-pallet-wood-liquor-cabinet-party-ready/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/nifty-pallet-wood-liquor-cabinet-party-ready/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:29:02 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34556

This project began as a simple shelf in our sunroom between the door to the kitchen and the door to our outdoor BBQ area. My wife decided it needed expanding. Still needs white washing to match our pallet wood coffee and matching end tables. P.S. I have received two orders for this same cabinet with minor variations.

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I built this Pallet Wood Liquor Cabinet for convenient storage and needed it to fit a particular space. I kept it rustic-looking and think it looks great against the brick wall.

Handy storage in your living room, dining room, and a great party decor addition!

I made the sides and front using ripped pallet deck boards. I completed it all with hand-picked pallet deck boards that had unusual defects.  Additionally, I used a few hinges, door handles and magnetic closures on the doors. This cabinet still needs whitewashing to match our pallet wood coffee and matching end tables.

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With this great little bar, you'll need a place to hang extra coats and gloves when you have family & friends over! Check out this Gear Storage Rack - it's modular!

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Kitchen Prep/Cooking Island From Pallets / Buffet De Cuisine http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/kitchen-prepcooking-island-pallets-buffet-de-cuisine/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/kitchen-prepcooking-island-pallets-buffet-de-cuisine/#respond Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:32:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34542

I did that for my kitchen that was sorely lacking in work plan and storage. There is also space for the vermicomposter!

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We made this Kitchen Prep/Cooking Island From Pallets using all Euro pallets. We added storage for cutlery and glassware, as well as a shelving piece for spices and more.

Kitchen Prep/Cooking Island From Pallets

First, we removed most of the back slats from two pallets. Next, we used those slats to fill in the bottom pallet. We stacked two more pallets onto the first and secured them together with screws.  Then we filled in the top deck of the upper pallet to create a counter. I used a portion of another pallet to create a little extension table and filled in the bottom deck so we can store towels. Finally, I built the shelf on the wall with leftover bits of the main project.

Réalisé entierement en bois de palette, la structure est faite avec des europal et la couverture avec des lattes de palettes basiques. Avec un rangement pour couverts en boite de conserves, un suspensoir à verre !


Great idea! This could be adapted many ways to fit kitchens big or small! Now, how about a Dining Table?

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Pallet Bathroom Sink Pedestal Made Using One Pallet http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/pallet-bathroom-sink-pedestal-made-using-one-pallet/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/pallet-bathroom-sink-pedestal-made-using-one-pallet/#respond Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:23:38 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34708

A bathroom vanitory made with reclaimed wood from a discarded pallet.

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I made this Pallet Bathroom Sink Pedestal using only one pallet! I found a discarded pallet which had wood that needed little reconditioning. After I had dismantled it, I sanded it using an orbital sander. This gave the wood the look I wanted.

Traditional Building Techniques For A Unique Pallet Vanity!

I built the pedestal using traditional mortise & tenon joinery techniques, plus wood glue. I didn't have a lot of time, so I used glue and screws to install the lower shelf. The shelf has two strips that run side to side, and the other five stripes lay on them. I left the nail holes and imperfections because it adds a lot of character!

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Love the joinery work! Here's another unique project - check out this Rocking Bench with a Detachable Cradle!

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This Pallet Coffee Table Has Casters http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/pallet-coffee-table-casters/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/02/pallet-coffee-table-casters/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:10:02 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=34598

I wanted a coffee table on casters since my living room has a power reclining couch and love seat. Finished with a lot of sanding, some stain, and soft touch matte poly.

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This Pallet Coffee Table Has Casters! I built the overall dimensions as 39 3/4" by 16 1/4" (top) and 27" tall. This doesn't include the casters, which add 2 1/2". I made this table taller than a typical coffee table. We will use it mainly when we sit up. Everything in my living room recliner. If I want to sit back, I can easily push the table away and stretch out.

Home Decor gets mobile!

The top and two (long) sides are just random width pallet deck board. I used a bench-top planer to straighten the edges and make everything the correct overall width. I nailed them to three stringers (you can see the two on the outside) with the forklift cutouts in the middle. Next, I used a punch to sink the nails a mm or two below the surface. I added a couple of scraps supports underneath. Then, I attached the supports with nails and Gorilla glue so they won't shift over time or when under pressure. After putting the top together, there was a LOT of sanding, starting with 60 grit and moving up to 220.

Add bolts for durability and an industrial feel

I made the legs out of a couple of 2x3s that I planed on one side and connected with biscuits, so the legs were square. They are even at the bottom, and the outside 2x3 is 13" while the inside 2x3 is 16". The outside 2x3 butts up against the bottom of the stringer and the inside goes up 3" and is what connects the legs to the table top frame. I connected it together using three carriage bolts each (1/4" width by 3 1/2" length), along with fender washers and nuts on the inside. This is overkill for what is needed strength wise, but I thought it would look cool.

Home Decor should be able to multi-task the way we do! This table can!

The shelf underneath is supported by a 2x3 on each side. They are lined up with the center of each leg and connected to the legs with pocket holes (Kreg Jig) and 2 1/2" Kreg screws. I had to make some adjustments that weren't in the Kreg manual, but it was pretty simple to figure out. Next, I made the slats from pallet deck boards. I  cut them to the distance from the outside edges of the legs (15 1/8"). Then I just spaced them evenly and nailed them down. The casters are just screwed into the bottom of the legs and are just standard locking full rotation casters with soft rubber wheels (I found them at Home Depot).

DIY Pallet Projects are more fun when you customize it with exactly the color you want!

I have a bunch of Minwax stain colors, so I did some test pieces and picked out the color I like. For the protective finish, I wanted to go with a matte finish, so it didn't take away from the character of the wood. I ended up going with Varathane matte soft touch poly. I applied four coats, and love how it turned out. It took longer than expected to fully cure/degas. It sat in my living room to dry/ cure which stayed just below 70 degrees, and humidity was relatively low (30-50%) and still took almost two weeks before the full degassing smell completely went away.

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Cool tables like this would look great indoors or out with this Pallet Storage Bench!

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