1001 Pallets http://www.1001pallets.com Your online ressource for recycled & upcycled wooden pallets! Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:59:19 +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 Pallet Garden Border Fence / Barrierre De Protection http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-garden-border-fencebarrierre-de-protection/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-garden-border-fencebarrierre-de-protection/#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:42:53 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36365

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If the deer are eating your garden, or you’re tired of the neighbor’s dog rolling in your flowers, here’s a solution! Build a pretty Pallet Garden Border Fence!

Pallet Garden Border Fence – adapt this for your patio, kid’s play areas, pet areas and more

You can buy fence posts or use the pallet stringers. Leave the deck boards in their natural state for a rustic look, or sand, seal (or paint) for a more formal appearance. Good pallet fences make good neighbors. :) Use outdoor screws for a long-lasting fence.

Now that your garden is secure, how about a 3-tiered herb planter?

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Stacked Pallet Wood Modern Chair / Chaise Palabre En Palette http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/stacked-pallet-wood-modern-chair-chaise-palabre-en-palette/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/stacked-pallet-wood-modern-chair-chaise-palabre-en-palette/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:09:58 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36420

I made this Stacked Pallet Wood Modern Chair out of two pallets. It is a fairly easy project to do, […]

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I made this Stacked Pallet Wood Modern Chair out of two pallets. It is a fairly easy project to do, but takes a little patience. It is well worth it, though.

This Stacked Pallet Wood Modern Chair would look amazing indoors or outdoors!

This is not a folding variety of chair. However, there are similar designs on the ‘net for chairs that will fold. For an interesting look, alternate the length of the spacer boards in both the seat and seatback areas. To make sure everything fit well, first, I started with boards all of the same length. Try to find boards that aren’t t warped. Then, I cut down the pieces for the seat. I used every other board, but ensured that I had a long board on each end. I used pieces I trimmed as the spacer boards. You can glue and screw each layer together as you begin assembling.

Une chaise palabre faite a partir des planches de palette.





How about a pair of custom pallet stools to go with this awesome chair.

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Raised Pallet Garden Beds / Carré Potager http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/raised-pallet-garden-bedscarre-potager/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/raised-pallet-garden-bedscarre-potager/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:01:53 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36372

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Here are a variety of Raised Pallet Garden Beds to inspire your springtime plantings! Make them as tall as you want, and size them to fit your yard. Need a cover to keep pests out? Make a top frame and use up some scrap chicken wire or mesh.

We want to see your Raised Pallet Garden Beds! Great fun for the kids, too!

These planter beds can be adapted for flower beds or decorative planting beds as well. For taller beds, use leftover stringers as stakes to reinforce the sides.




With these great garden beds, you may need a Garden Shower!

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Rolling Outdoor Pallet Dog Bench Your Dog May Share With You http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rolling-outdoor-pallet-dog-bench-dog-may-share/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rolling-outdoor-pallet-dog-bench-dog-may-share/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:47:49 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36383

A real big dog bench for Diesel!

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I made this Rolling Outdoor Pallet Dog Bench when a friend asked me if I could make one. My friends saw a similar bench and I made my own version – it was easier than I thought. It is clearly dog-approved, too. :)

Make your own Pallet Dog Bench, and if you ask nicely, your dog MAY share. :)

First, I made the base out of thick beams – 5cm x 5cm. The remaining portions of the bench are all pallet wood. The dimensions of this dog bench are 2m x 1m.


What a fun idea for your furry pal! Now how about a gorgeous outdoor Pallet Fence to keep your furry friends safe?

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Little Pallet Potting Bench / Etabli De Rempotage http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/little-pallet-potting-benchetabli-de-rempotage/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/little-pallet-potting-benchetabli-de-rempotage/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:07 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36362

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Let’s get planting! Now is the time for those gardens, but who wants all the mess? Instead, make your own Little Pallet Potting Bench to transplant those seedlings or repotting duties.

Pallet Potting Bench: An attractive addition to any outdoor area!

Use pallet deck boards to form the legs. Cut deck boards to the width you want, and more for the depth of the shelves. Don’t forget the lower shelf! Cut more pieces to the same dimensions for the shelf (or make two shelves). Begin attaching the legs to the frame of the upper bin using outdoor-safe wood screws. Line the potting bench with a thick plastic liner and staple in place. Trim the excess and finish any way you choose.

Check out this Pallet Gazebo!

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Several Terrific Pallet Bars For Your Back Yard http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/several-terrific-pallet-bars-back-yard/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/several-terrific-pallet-bars-back-yard/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:18:30 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36390

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A little bit of lathe can add a LOT of style! Check out these Terrific Pallet Bars that’ll rock your backyard, outdoor living area, or man cave!

Terrific Pallet Bars – indoors or outdoors; make your own party bar!

To start, take 3 pallets, add a small lathe between the existing pallet deck boardss and it is an amazing make-over! From ordinary to extraordinary with a minimum of effort and cost! To make a bigger bar, simply connect more pallets and shape them any way you want for your ultimate party bar! Guaranteed to make your party guests happy and you’ll be the talk of the town. :)






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Decorative Vertical Pallet Planter / Mur Vegetal http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/decorative-vertical-pallet-planter-mur-vegetal/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/decorative-vertical-pallet-planter-mur-vegetal/#comments Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:54:00 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36360

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There are many ideas for a DIY Vertical Pallet Planter, but I wanted to make one that was nice to look at as well as functional. I made this planter in 4 hours, and I think it looks great! It measures 1.8m tall x 1.2m wide.

Even if you don’t have a big back yard, you can have a DIY Vertical Pallet Planter:

First, break down several pallets. Next, cut several pallet boards to the length you need to create the height you want. We used the entire length of the boards, and just cut the ends at angles to make it more decorative. Lay out your boards and use another deck board as a cross piece to attach the boards together. use more boards to create as many shelves as you wish, but plan for the finished height of the veggies, herbs or flowers you’re planning to grow. Finish your shelves with either a weed barrier lining or a food-safe liner, such as pond liner. Secure in place with staples and get to planting!

1m80 par 1m20 juste en bois de palette quelque vis et des sacs poubelles pour la protection entre le bois et la terre.



After your hard work, you’ll need to make one of these Pallet Sofas to relax in!

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Comfy Little Pallet Garden Bench In Under 2 Hours! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/comfy-little-pallet-garden-bench-2-hours/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/comfy-little-pallet-garden-bench-2-hours/#comments Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:41:39 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36351

You can make a Pallet Garden Bench like this one in under two hours, and you only need three pallets! […]

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You can make a Pallet Garden Bench like this one in under two hours, and you only need three pallets! This bench would be beautiful in any outdoor area, including your garden, patio, terrace, decks and even your front porch!

Beautify your outdoor spaces with this Comfy Little Pallet Garden Bench

First, cut two pallets in half along the center stringer. We used EPAL pallets, but you can use any three pallets that are the same size and style for convenience. Next, stack three of the halves on top of one another and secure together with outdoor deck screws. Remove the center stringer from one of the remaining halves. Place the stinger as the backrest, securing the deck boards at an angle that is comfortable for you (or put them in to form a 90-degree angle).

Finishing out your Pallet Garden Bench:

Remove the bottom deck of the third pallet. Use either the top or bottom deck as the backing for your bench. Finally, use a scrap of pallet stringer to create the armrest supports. Add two more pieces of deck board to create the arm rests, and trim out the front/sides if you choose, or leave them open as we did.

Be sure to seal this great little bench to protect it from the elements. See our page on Protecting and Restoring Wood for some help!



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Video Tutorial: Woodburned Pallet American Flag http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/video-tutorial-woodburned-pallet-american-flag/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/video-tutorial-woodburned-pallet-american-flag/#respond Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:31:57 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36350

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I made this Woodburned Pallet American Flag and made a DIY tutorial video, too!  This is a great project to decorate your own home or as a gift for others. Of course, you can adapt this technique to any flag pattern you want.

Build your own Woodburned Pallet American Flag with a few simple tools and supplies!

This project used some 2×4″ pieces to make the stars, and scraps of sufficient length would be great. Just be careful using pallet stringers for the stars since they may have nails in them. Always wear appropriate safety gear, including safety glasses!

Always follow your manufacturer’s guidelines for safety!

See our Workshop Safety page for more tips.


There is a DIY tutorial available for this Woodburned Pallet Flag here:

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This Special Pallet Coffee Table Has Secrets! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/special-pallet-coffee-table-secrets/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/special-pallet-coffee-table-secrets/#respond Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:13:38 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36309

This Special Pallet Coffee Table has a secret… a secret compartment! This creative design is deceptively clever. Now you can […]

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This Special Pallet Coffee Table has a secret… a secret compartment! This creative design is deceptively clever. Now you can hide a bag of cookies away from the kids! This coffee table measures  26″ deep x 47 1/2″ wide x  17″ tall, and the bottom shelf features a cool hidden compartment big enough to fit a cordless drill!

Special Pallet Coffee Table: stealth storage that’ll surely impress your guests!

This coffee table features forklift-arched stringer boards for the legs and a beautifully painted top. The lower shelf has a well-concealed storage compartment beneath a decorative focal pattern. Indulge your inner spy with this project!

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Awesome job! Now you have to see these excellent picture frames!

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Over 40 Pallet Gardening Ideas for Spring 2017 http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/40-pallet-gardening-ideas-2017-spring/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/40-pallet-gardening-ideas-2017-spring/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:02:56 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36780

Spring is here, and with that, the time is right to start those gardens! Big or small, 1001pallets.com has Spring […]

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Spring is here, and with that, the time is right to start those gardens! Big or small, 1001pallets.com has Spring Pallet Gardening Ideas for ’em all! Have a look at several types of garden planters, raised beds, vertical gardens and more that you can incorporate into any space!

Spring Pallet Gardening Ideas to inspire you in 2017! Skip the flowers and plant a garden instead!

Start simple with a single Pallet Hanging Planter for any wall.

This one happens to have flowers, but you could do a herb planter instead if you chose. :)

Here’s a project that is multi-purpose – and would even work for a small patio or terrace – a Pallet Growing Table.

Even if you’re in an apartment, you can STILL grow things with a Pallet Ceiling Light!

If you have a small terrace or patio area, you could make this Modern Terrace Planter or adapt it to your surroundings!

Unleash your inner artist AND build a Water-Wise Reservoir Pallet Planter! It’ll self-water so you can fill it up once in a while.

How about something that could even beautify your FRONT yard? Try out this Planter Pyramid!

A Self-Watering Pallet Planter with Upcycled Trellis

Even if you’re just camouflaging a space, you can adapt this Hidden Water Tank Pallet Planter idea for your needs!

Even with a teensy yard, you can make a Single-Pallet Greenhouse/Raised Planter!

When you’re sprouting those seedlings, you need a Little Pallet Greenhouse (or cold house for winter plantings)

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Multi-purpose Pallet Cabinets / Meuble En Bois De Palette http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/multi-purpose-pallet-cabinets-meuble-ne-bois-de-palette/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/multi-purpose-pallet-cabinets-meuble-ne-bois-de-palette/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:10:36 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36302

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Here is a nice idea for some Multi-Purpose Pallet Cabinets! These cabinets would be great for the garage, man cave, sheds, or cabins. However, with a stain and finish, these are gorgeous for the kitchen or bathroom areas too! Nothing better than something that can serve more than one purpose.

Multi-Purpose Pallet Cabinets – perfect storage solutions for any room of the house!

This piece of furniture has two doors in front, shelving space inside and a good-sized countertop. Perfect for just about any room in the house. Add some locking casters and a sturdy handle on one end and you could turn this into a router table, tool storage, and more!

Here’s another idea for some Kitchen Cupboards, too!

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Pallet Dovecote Birdhouse For The Birds http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-dovecote-birdhouse-birds/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-dovecote-birdhouse-birds/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:52:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36339

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I made this Pallet Dovecote Birdhouse from plywood and pallet wood to make it look rustic. Cutting the angles for the roof took time but I am happy with the outcome. The post is a treated pine with pallet timber nailed to the exterior.

Give the birds a great place to roost with this gorgeous Pallet Dovecote Birdhouse!

The octagonal shape is a classic shape for these raised birdhouses. Dovecotes frequently house domesticated pigeons or doves, but this would be an amazing wild birdhouse too! Be sure to use heat-treated wood for bird health!




 Here are more ideas for your Garden!

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Video Tutorial: Remove Pallet Nails Efficiently Using An Air Punch http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/video-tutorial-remove-pallet-nails-efficiently-using-air-punch/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/video-tutorial-remove-pallet-nails-efficiently-using-air-punch/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:14:57 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36299

My process and tool for quickly and removing nails from pallet wood, and the tricks to do it safely.

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A lot of people ask me how I can remove Pallet Nails from over 50 boards in less than an hour. I don’t cut the nails with a Sawzall or any other tool. My secret is a tool called the air punch. While the tool may not be within reach of everyone, it is good to know that it exists. For those that can afford the tool, it is important to know how to use it properly.

Setting up your workspace for an Air Punch and be able to Remove Pallet Nails easily!

I use a table with a hole and a 5-gallon  bucket that I’ve filled with either snow or water. This catches the nails and prevents nails from bouncing around and doing damage. If you view the video, you will see a perfect example of a nail flying out just out of bad luck.

Use proper safety gear!  You already know about gloves. I add mandatory eye protection.  Again, you will see when that a nail flying out of the catch bucket can be dangerous, even if you’re careful!

The benefits of using an Air Punch will speed up pallet dismantling. You’ll be able to Remove Pallet Nails fast!

I can go through a decent pile of wood in just a few minutes. First, I separate the boards with a pallet dismantling tool. The air punch works with an internal hammer that moves inside a metal tube. You insert the nail from the other side (sharp side up) into the tube and press the trigger. The nail will come flying out in many cases. If not, simply use a hammer or a crowbar (or if you have strong fingers like me, your hand).

This will give you nice, clean pallet wood in no time. The boards will not have a mark on them other than the nail holes. After a careful inspection for old nails, you can use the boards in your table saw, planer, or jointer with confidence.

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And here are more techniques for dismantling pallets!

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Diy Pallet Incense Coffin (Or Burner) http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/diy-pallet-incense-coffin-burner/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/diy-pallet-incense-coffin-burner/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:18:07 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35694

This is an incense coffin made out of pallet wood! Check out how to make it on my YouTube channel!

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Want a place to store and burn your incense sticks but don’t want to pay a ton of money? You’ll learn how to make your own DIY Pallet Incense Coffin from a pallet stringer! I created a video to show you how to make your own!

DIY Pallet Incense Coffin – beauty and functionality are joined in this fun piece!

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Check out the video and learn how to make your own Incense Coffin!

Editor’s note: ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN CUTTING PALLET STRINGER BOARDS! Some boards have been repaired and there may be nails not visible! Wear protective eyewear and other protective gear when working with pallet wood.

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Africa Pallet Wall Plaque http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/africa-pallet-wall-plaque/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/africa-pallet-wall-plaque/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:46:52 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36199

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I made this Africa Pallet Wall Plaque for my customer. She wanted to make the plaque for her child that she adopted from Africa.

Make your own favorite continent plaque like this Africa Pallet Wall Plaque!

The dimensions are about 34″ x 30″. I cut the shape out with a band saw. Then, I used pallet pieces across the back that were fastened with screws. I stained the plaque but I did not apply a varnish finish. The wall plaque is ready to hang from the braided picture wire on D hooks.

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Here’s another great Home Decor Idea -You’ve gotta see Gotham City!

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Protect Your Pallet Projects Using Onduline Asphalt, Polycarbonate/Vinyl Panels http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/protect-pallet-projects-using-onduline-asphalt-polycarbonatevinyl-panels/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/protect-pallet-projects-using-onduline-asphalt-polycarbonatevinyl-panels/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:57:27 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35375

Be adventurous, expand your creativity, and have your projects come out looking professional! Protect Your Pallet Projects with easy to […]

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Be adventurous, expand your creativity, and have your projects come out looking professional! Protect Your Pallet Projects with easy to use, lightweight, durable Ondura Asphalt Roofing panels, Tuftex Clear Polycarbonate panels, and Tuftex Seacoaster Vinyl panels.

What are these panels? Protect Your Pallet Projects with what?

Not familiar with Ondura or Tuftex? If you’ve been to the big home centers, then I bet you’ve walked past those cool, wavy sheets in the home centers and felt inspired… yet intimidated. It’s that sexy X-factor that makes you dream of grandiose projects, but then you worry about your lack of experience. You probably took a closer look, but since it was new to you, the cart stayed empty, and you were left wondering about the possibilities. I did the same thing too.

Tuftex Seacoaster Panels. Also available in a clear polycarbonate for letting the light shine through your projects.

Protect Your Pallet Projects with three different lines of products from Onduline, Inc.

There are three lines of products I was always ogling and go to try recently: Ondura Corrugated Asphalt Sheets, Tuftex Clear Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheets, and Tuftex Seacoaster Corrugated Vinyl sheets. Everything except the clear sheets comes in a variety of colors that can stand alone, or coordinate for various looks around your property. I realized they’re TERRIFIC! They’re EASY to use. Even the asphalt sheets were surprisingly light but more flexible than roofing shingle counterparts, particularly in cold weather.

More info. on Onduline Products.

Will you need specialty tools to Protect Your Pallet Projects? NO. :)

You only need the most basic tools to work with the product lines listed here:

  • Normal safety protection (eyes, ears, hands, feet, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Good ink marker (like a Sharpie)
  • Clawhammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Pair of durable scissors
  • Drill (for the polycarbonate/vinyl sheets)
  • Basic circular saw
  • 48” T-squares and a chalk line tool were extremely handy, but not necessary.
  • One other tool you’ll need: A device to review the excellent install videos and handy tips that Onduline have on their websites. We watched the videos, took our time to make sure we got the first panel right, and in under fifteen minutes, the large doghouse was ROOFED. That simple!

Roof, Side, or Line with Onduline and Protect Your Pallet Projects like a PRO

Onduline also has complete installation system packages, so you don’t have to hunt all over a gigantic warehouse for various components. The only things you have to find beyond their product display would be plywood, drip rails, and roofing felt. Everything else is a neat system. The product lines are so user-friendly that I wouldn’t hesitate to do our 40-foot-long carport by myself. Onduline products made building two projects with the Dear Husband (DH for ease in the future) so fun that we relaxed and had a little competition!

Protect Your Pallet Projects, from dog houses to compost bins, playhouses, sheds, garages, and more!

I made two projects to try out the three different lines of Onduline products. We roofed a large Dog House with Ondura asphalt sheets, and used Tuftex clear polycarbonate sheets to create vaulted windows – yes – I said that – and a custom-made, clear doggy door! We opted for a pallet siding on our dog house, but you could easily add Onduline’s Seacoaster vinyl siding panels instead. The polycarbonate can be cut with a simple pair of kitchen shears or a utility knife! They’re crystal clear and surprisingly tough.

Have flexibility when you Protect Your Pallet Projects – and Onduline delivers beautifully

We used more Ondura asphalt sheets to top two  Compost Bins that turned into a Guy vs. Gal design challenge against the DH. The Tuftex Seacoaster vinyl paneling was used to LINE the compost bins. That’s always the hardest part; what to line raised garden beds, compost bins, and anything that needs to be protected from sharp tools.  Then, the plastic doesn’t seem to survive a long time with exposure to the elements. The vinyl sheeting is designed for YEARS of durability, and the natural, easy-to-clean properties of it make it a no-brainer for compost bins.  Just rinse it off with a hose, or worst case, use a soft-bristled brush or broom to get any stuck-on compost.

Protect Your Pallet Projects easily and get past the fear of a new product. Try it; you’ll like it!

I said I was intimidated. My ONLY experience with corrugated products is with our horrid carport roof and a previous home that had a tin roof. Love the sound – mostly – but no matter how much body armor you wore, you ALWAYS got cut to ribbons even doing minor repairs. Problem SOLVED! Ondura products are lightweight, easy to manage even by an average-height woman, and can be cut with everyday tools. They’re even manageable in bad weather – like the wind- and don’t buckle/crease the way tin does.

Shake up your routine and go Beautiful, Easy, and Durable when you Protect Your Pallet Projects

So if you want to shake up your projects, like garden sheds, greenhouses, pet homes, carports, patios, and more…try Onduline’s products. I can’t wait to have an excuse to use Ondura or Tuftex again! Their products made my projects look like a pro installed them. :D

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Exquisite Pallet Sideboard Set – Great For Any Room! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/exquisite-pallet-sideboard-set-great-room/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/exquisite-pallet-sideboard-set-great-room/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:39:47 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36214

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I made this Pallet Sideboard Set a bit smaller but used all light pallet woods. I sanded everything down to a smooth finish and coated with lacquer to highlight the natural beauty! The smallest cabinet is 84cm tall x 82cm wide x 40cm deep and has one false door and one functional door. Additionally, it has a lift-top for small items. The taller cabinet has several shelves spaced 33.5cm apart, except for a shallow one near the top. The overall dimensions of the taller cabinet are 124cm tall x 63cm wide and 40cm deep. The taller cabinet has two separate doors.

This Pallet Sideboard Set could be handy in almost every room of the house! They could double as an entertainment center, in children’s rooms, offices and more!

Both cabinets feature hammered metal hardware both as structural support and for a decorative touch. The chest of drawers on the shelf is a 33.5 cm spacing between, and with single row near the top of, the top panel is opened, the greater dimension of the dresser 124 cm height, 63 cm width and 40 cm in depth, it is a two-door and the shelves inside at a distance of 33.5 cm and also 10 cm last shelf, I used the compounds hinges and brackets when connecting doors, painted them in black to look nicer for me, I rubbed them at the end of nitro lacquer twice.

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GORGEOUS! Now here’s FIFTY ideas for Pallet Coffee Tables!

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Custom Large Pallet Dog House Can Convert Into Kids Playhouse http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/custom-large-pallet-dog-house-can-convert-kids-playhouse-part-1/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/custom-large-pallet-dog-house-can-convert-kids-playhouse-part-1/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:08:17 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35384

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I was asked to try some roofing and siding products to create a couple of projects that inspired me. I made this Custom Large Dog House, but designed it in such a way, that with a few simple changes, can be turned into a kid’s playhouse! It’s roomy enough to accommodate a Giant Breed dog (like my Mastiffs), or smaller kids! Not that you should store the kids outside, but you get the idea… haha!

How can I build my own Custom Large Pallet Dog House? Cut list

**note all measurements are approximate

Subframe Cut List:

  • 2 pallet stringers @ 60”
  • 6 pallet stringers @ ~33”

Frame Cut List:

  • Nine 2×4” pallet stringers @ 38” (for wall studs)
  • Two 2×4” pallet stringers @ 60” (for wall headers)
  • Four 2×4” pallet stringers @ 33” (cross pieces)
  • Two 2×3 pallet stringers @ 34 ½” (vertical portion of dog door frame – can be cut to match wall studs if you prefer, and we installed these at a later step)

Removable Roof Cut List:

  • One 2×4” pallet stringer @ 60”
  • Eight 1×4” pallet boards @31”
  • Two 1×4” pallet boards @ 60”
  • Four 1×4” pallet boards @ 32”
  • ½” plywood to 62” x 33” (cut to overhang by 1” on eave and rake edges)
  • Drip railing to cover rake & eave edges (either piece together or cut the corners and bend a single long piece to fit each side)
  • Roofing felt to cover and overhang x 1” on leave & rake edges
  • Roofing material of your choice – follow manufacturer’s installation instructions for rake/eave overhang and proper sub-roof material prep.
  • Four scrap pieces of 2×4”, approximately 6” long and cut on angles to fit into the corners of the dog house frame to stabilize the removable roof (not shown on drawing)
  • Scrap 1×4” board, cut into the shape of a dog bone (optional) for name tag
  • 12” of scrap small chain

Optional Vaulted Windows Cut List (for 3 windows total):

  • Three 1×2” pallet boards @ 28”
  • Six 1×2” pallet boards @ 21”
  • Triangular pieces of clear polycarbonate to fit (or leave open and screen)

Optional Porch Railing:

  • I had two heavier half-rounded posts that I used for the front porch supports to give it a log cabin feel. I fitted them and then used wood glue and screws to attach them together to create a full-round “log”. Substitute standard 2×4” boards if you don’t care about the log look.
  • I used old tree roots that were pulled up from a heavy rain a couple years back, and let them dry. However, if you choose to make a more traditional railing, you’ll have to measure and adjust accordingly for the materials you use.

What tools & consumables will I need to build a Custom Large Pallet Dog House?

  • Tools to break down pallets – we used a reciprocating saw (Sawzall)
  • Small punch to remove nail heads
  • Clawhammer
  • Utility knife
  • Miter/chop saw
  • Table saw
  • Random orbit sander
  • Palm sander
  • Tape measure
  • T-square
  • Utility scissors
  • Hacksaw
  • Band saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill press
  • Belt sander
  • Disc sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding sponge
  • Paint brushes/sponges (for polyurethane clear coat)
  • Drill & various drill bits
  • Impact driver
  • Circular saw
  • Pencil
  • Ink marker (Sharpie)
  • Chalk line
  • Triangle square
  • Bubble level
  • Clamps (various sizes are handy)
  • Hobby rotary tool (Dremel), various carving and sanding tips
  • Wood glue (water-resistant)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Silicone sealer (optional) to make the house more weather resistant
  • Machine screws & Nylock nuts (nylon inserted nuts)
  • Scrap piece of pipe – we used copper
  • Small scrap piece of pipe strap, cut into two pieces
  • Wood filler
  • Two cup hooks
  • 4” outdoor deck screws
  • 3” outdoor deck screws
  • 1 5/8” outdoor screws
  • 1 ¼” outdoor screws
  • 3/8″ threaded rod (or slightly smaller)  – we had a 36″ piece left over from another project
  • Ondura Roofing Nails
  • Ondura Roofing Vent Support Foam
  • Tuftex Clear Polycarbonate panel
  • Tuftex Foam Supports

Let’s get to building this Custom Large Pallet Dog House:

First, decide on the size. The dimensions of this doghouse are 36″ wide x 60″ deep and 36″ tall  The height does NOT include the roof height. Design your roof as peaked, “lean-to”, or a shallower slope to your liking. We went with a sharp-peaked roof at approx. 45-degree angles and used the main ridgepole.

Custom Large Pallet Dog House could be a kid’s playhouse/cabin, or use the idea to build a chicken coop, rabbit hutch or other critter containment system for a flexible outdoor project.

Here’s the sub-frame with the flooring installed (looking at it from the bottom up) so you could see what the sub-floor looks like.

I broke down approximately 8 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 doghouse 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 2×4″ boards for a large dog house or kid’s playhouse if you chose. I used two stringers in their complete length of 60″ – this breaks down to a 24″ front porch and a 36″ doghouse structure. Then I cut 6 other stringers to 33″ and installed them on the insides of the long stringers, 12″ on center. I secured them with 4″ exterior deck screws.

A frame’s cool, but what about some walls in your Custom Large Pallet Dog House?

Walls are framed out, including opening for the dog door. Flooring is being started at this point. Note the front post is a pallet stringer, but it’s a half-round shape. We liked it because it sort of resembled a log and used it purposely.

See the drawings for the cut list per section of build and cut your pieces. Double-check measurements since pallet wood aren’t consistent! I installed the vertical wall supports first, pre-drilling and using 4” screws. Next, I installed the wall headers and then filled in with the cross pieces. I fitted in the dog door studs in later once I measured my dog. The height of a dog door is typically found by measuring to the point of your dog’s upper chest. Since my Mastiffs are getting older, I made it a bit taller than that so they wouldn’t have to duck too far. If you’re making a kid’s playhouse, simply frame for a door opening (with or without a porch).

Start flooring! Use any materials you like, but I used pallet wood for my Custom Large Pallet Dog House

Flooring has been installed, and siding is started.

I pre-sanded my floorboards so they’d be smooth for a dog’s paws. Additionally, I included a slight pattern on the porch section of the dog house just so it would look neat by staggering the joints. It’s not necessary, and won’t change the functionality. You can run your boards front-to-back or side-to-side. I had a lot of longer boards so I installed them front-to-back. There was some trimming around the wall studs, but it was easy to fit using a jig saw. When complete, patch the floorboards and let the wood filler dry.

Start siding the Custom Large Pallet Dog House in any type of materials you want

At this time I began siding the doghouse. The boards I was using were approximately 3/4” x 3” at the thickest points, tapering to a very thin edge. This meant that it was easy to hand-plane if they didn’t align. I started from the bottom up, since the roof overhang would hide any slight errors. I only did the three outer walls at this time since I still needed to fit the dog door. If you wished to fill in any gaps, you could use a silicone sealant at this time.

I mitered the corners around the back and sides, and straight cut along the dog door.

Siding is all installed. My dog is ticked off because I won’t let him in the doghouse yet so sorry for the crabby face he’s making.

Stop, it’s time to install the dog door before the Custom Large Pallet Dog House gets too heavy!

Next, I installed a cross piece to support the dog door frame along the front of the doghouse.  You could absolutely use a store-bought doghouse, but I had Ondura’s clear polycarbonate panels to use instead. I measured the height I wanted and drilled two holes in the door frame supports big enough to support a scrap piece of ½” copper pipe. I cut the door-shape out of the plastic panel and used the foam supports that you buy with the panels as a template. Next, I transferred that wavy shape down the center of a scrap 1×2” board and cut it with a scroll saw for the most accuracy. Those two pieces sandwiched the plastic panel. I secured them with machine screws/nylock nuts/washers after pre-drilling. Then, I added two pieces of pipe strap as the hinges and wrapped those around the pipe, bent them until they touched and mounted them to the nuts/bolts. I trimmed the corners of the panel with scissors until the door swung freely but fit as close as possible. Finally, I finished siding the front now that the door was in.

Here’s a view (above) of the complete homemade dog door using Ondura clear polycarbonate. It is mounted using a copper pipe secured to the vertical dog door frames on either side. We put a piece of threaded rod through it to add rigidity and the ability to center the pipe easily by adding washers on both sides, then nylocks on the outside. Two pieces of pipe strap are folded over the copper pipe and bolted in between the sandwiched pieces of wood with more machine screws and nylock nuts. The extra protruding bits on the machine screws were cut off with a hacksaw flush to the nut.

Here’s a close-up of the hardware stack up. You can see the threaded rod protruding out to the right side – it runs down the center of the copper pipe to create a sturdy hinge that supports fully across the width of the door. We were pre-fitting the copper pipe straps over it in this picture. Ignore the screw. It was just there to hold something temporarily.

In the above picture, I used the foam padding that comes with Ondura and Tuftex panels to trace the shape of the corrugations onto a piece of 1×2″ wood, then I cut it out with a scroll saw. I was test-fitting it to the curves of the corrugations and it worked!

Here’s the cut board, with the piece of clear polycarbonate sandwiched between the two pieces of wood. I then ran machine screws through the wood, securing it in four places to prevent stress on the plastic. ALWAYS PRE-DRILL with the polycarbonate panels and vinyl panels.

Build the roof – after deciding on the style you like for your own Custom Large Pallet Dog House

There are many styles of roofs. I wanted a very peaked roof for the way it looked, but you could make one much flatter or a lean-to style with any slope direction you wanted. An additional feature of this roof is that it can be easily removed, but you can secure it permanently if you choose. First, I built the frame of it and made it match up/align with the house walls. I installed the rake boards to the ridge pole after cutting the angles the way I wanted.  I mounted the ridgepoles to the roof frame and secured with screws. Then, we sheeted the sides with plywood, added drip edges, covered it with roofing felt and secured that in place. Finally, we roofed it using Ondura’s asphalt corrugated panel system.


We’ve just installed the window frames into the roof frame.

Finishing Touches on this Custom Large Pallet Dog House

I used old tree roots – I think they were Elm – that were washed up by heavy rains a year or so ago and were thoroughly dry. I chose some that had naturally straight pieces and angled branches to give the railing a bit of character. Once side was almost perfect as-is, but the other side I had to improvise and piece a couple parts together. I glued and screwed it all in, and before it is put into service, I’ll seal it with a UV-protectant varnish to ensure no bugs have their way. The last fun piece was just a piece of scrap wood that I carved into a bone shape on the scroll saw. I drilled two holes, one at each end, and attached a scrap bit of chain with machine screws and more nylock nuts. I hung it in place with two cup hooks installed on the front cross piece. Lots of touch-up sanding and the dog house is ready for use!

Here are some of the tree roots I sanded using sandpaper, sanding sponges, and even a Dremel to clean up some of the indents. I screwed two pieces to the main piece and glued it as well.

This is the other side of the railing. This piece of tree root had a nice natural split that didn’t require any other pieces to be screwed together.

Here it is – the complete doghouse. The roof sits securely in place but is removable without any hardware. The dog-bone shaped plaque on the front is ready to be inscribed or painted. The natural root railings look rustic, and the curved pallet boards give a bit of that log-cabin feel. The three vaulted windows and polycarbonate door let in a lot of light for free warmth in the winter, and so your dog isn’t relegated to a dark, depressing box.

The wind kept blowing the little plaque crooked. But here’s the front view of the doghouse. The dog door is light and easy for the dogs to navigate – even those that are fearful of dog doors since they can easily see through it. The Ondura roofing was super easy to install and looks great!

To make this into a kid’s cabin, enclose the whole thing, and just add an extension square in between the roof and the house… or plan on it and build the walls taller. Wouldn’t you have loved a little 3×5′ playhouse with windows like this as a kid? <3

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Pallet Wood Christmas Nativity http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-wood-christmas-nativity/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-wood-christmas-nativity/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:21:12 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36206

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I made several Pallet Wood Christmas Nativity projects. Most of the Nativity scenes that I make have figures that are less than 6″ tall. Some I sand and stain, and others I apply a spray-on polyurethane finish. Many I make I just leave natural, other than to sand down the rough edges.

Create your own Pallet Wood Christmas Nativity for your holiday decor!

There are several options:

  1. Download templates for nativity scenes and glues them onto the surfaces of scrap pallet boards. When dry, cut out the shapes and sand the remaining paper off; finish as desired.
  2. Create a backdrop or frame with a few deck boards that you glue side-by-side. Allow drying. Cut out your templates and apply to more deck boards with glue; allow to dry. Cut out the shapes and sand the remaining paper off; finish as desired. Attach the cut-out shapes to the framework or backdrop with either glue and/or finish nails. Add any decorative touches you desire, including a little stand, or wall hanger.
  3. Create a backdrop or frame as in option #2 above. When dry, trace Nativity shapes onto the backdrop and cut out with a jigsaw, pre-drilling a hole first. Prop up in front of a lamp for added visual interest.
  4. Create uniquely-shaped backdrops, shadow boxes, or support shelves.
  5. Cut out the shapes and suspend them like a mobile.
  6. Make any of these (or your own ideas) and give the gift of a Pallet Wood Christmas Nativity!

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It’s never too early to anticipate the joy of the holidays. Here’s a fun homemade Gift Idea you can make!

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Party Perfect Pallet Patio Set Doubles As Pooch Palace http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/party-perfect-pallet-patio-set-doubles-pooch-palace/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/party-perfect-pallet-patio-set-doubles-pooch-palace/#comments Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:20:04 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36239

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We built this Perfect Pallet Patio Set in a weekend! We had a little fun and put our names on some of the pieces, too. The Patio Table also doubles as your Pooch’s Palace or a hotel for visiting dogs when family comes to visit! It can also be handy as simply extra storage, for things like your ice chests/coolers.

Perfect Pallet Patio Set – plenty of seating, storage, and flexibility for your lifestyle and outdoor living!

We made the table into a dual-purpose Doggy Den and made it extra-comfy inside. Additionally, we carved our names and other phrases into the top and sides. The table is a simple box design, made by creating an upper and lower frame, and then covering it with deck boards. The top is also on a frame and hinged on one side. The chairs are framed out with squares for the top and backrests, then covered in pallet deck boards. Mount the backrest at any angle you find to be comfortable. Stringer boards were used for the legs of the chairs and to frame them out. We finished off the set by staining them and painting in some of the carvings.

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Now all you need is a Pallet Bar to get the party jumpin’!

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Pallet Wood Diffuser Necklace http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-wood-diffuser-necklace/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-wood-diffuser-necklace/#comments Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:15:09 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35649

See my YouTube channel for the creation of an essential oils leather encased diffuser necklace out of untreated pallet wood!

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I made this essential oils leather-encased Pallet Wood Diffuser Necklace. It is attractive and functional!

Pallet Wood Diffuser Necklace – turning trash into usable art!

This diffuser could dress up your car, or your neckline while making the world more pleasant to your nose.


Fun idea! Here are more examples of DIY jewelry with some Pallet Earrings.

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Easter Pallet Craft Ideas 2017 http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/easter-pallet-craft-ideas-2017/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/easter-pallet-craft-ideas-2017/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:47:38 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36710

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Aah, Easter – springtime, renewal, and… bunnies! Here are some great Easter Pallet Craft Ideas that you may want to try!

Editor’s note: Remember, bunnies and ducklings are adorable, but please use caution before you give critters to unsuspecting family or friends. 

Easter Pallet Craft Ideas 2017: Hop on into spring with some of these great projects!

Make your own terrific Rabbit Hutch!

Dwarf Rabbit House

How about these cute little Wooden Easter Eggs?

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If you have ducks, you have to have a pond. If you have a pond, you have to have a little Pallet Bridge, right?

Caution: Bunnies Crossing!

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Cutout Carrot Crafts

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Why waste money year after year on disposable baskets? Get a reusable Wooden Easter Basket instead!

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Easter Egg Yard Art could be a fun project with the kids (or grandkids)!

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Hoppy Easter Door Hanger

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Springtime planting will = summer harvests, so make yourself a Gardening Harvesting Basket!

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What’s better than Peeps? The more edible Wooden Peep Yard Art version (haha just kidding)!

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Where’s the Easter Egg Hunt? Follow the Yard Signs!

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Don’t forget the birdies! Make a little Wooden Birdhouse!

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Beautiful Tulips for your yard, even if you didn’t grow them!

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Another Wooden Easter Basket Idea for you!

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Upcycled Cable Spool Garden Bench / Salon De Jardin http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/upcycled-cable-spool-garden-benchsalon-de-jardin/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/upcycled-cable-spool-garden-benchsalon-de-jardin/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:50:47 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36185

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I made this Cable Spool Garden Bench project using two cable reels measuring 1.4 meters & 1.6 meters for the seat & back portion.  Also, I used a grinding disc equipped with a metal disc. This allowed me to remove a large layer of dirty wood much faster; it makes the wood very white.

Cable Spool Garden Bench – a unique addition to your garden, patio, terrace, outdoor living areas, or even poolside!

First, I took apart the two spools. I traced a design on one of the smaller round sides of the spools and cut it out with a jigsaw. I repeated the pattern on the second side and cut flat portions on both. Next, I used the larger spool and cut the seat bench and seat back out. I left the arch as a decorative touch for the seat back. Then I attached the spool bench together and attached the sides in place. I finished it with some cinder blocks underneath for added support. Add any cushions, pillows, or poufs for comfort, and then have a cool beverage and enjoy!

Editor’s note: Depending on the placement of the spools, you may want to cut off or remove the large bolts. Alternately, ensure they are facing to the outside of the bench to prevent any injuries.

Pour réaliser ce projet, j ai du me servir de 2 tourets, l’un d 1 mètres 40 pour faire les côtés. Et le 2 eme d ‘1 mètre 60 pour faire l’assise et le dossier. Je me suis servie aussi d un disque a meule poncer le métal et non de bois, ce qui permet d enlever une grosse couche de bois sale beaucoup plus vite, ça rend un bois bien blanc.





Now all you need is a beautiful Outdoor Sofa Set, and you’re ready for a gathering!

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Single-pallet Coat Rack Organizes Our Entryway! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/single-pallet-coat-rack-organizes-entryway/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/single-pallet-coat-rack-organizes-entryway/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:36:17 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36112

Single pallet coat/backpack/shoe rack for the kids.

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I made this easy, Single-Pallet Coat Rack to organize our entryway and keep our kids on time for school! I used a single 48″x 40″ pallet.

This Single-Pallet Coat Rack would be great in an entryway, mudroom, or living room!

First, I cut the middle three slats off the bottom side of a pallet. Next, I added two strips of 2″x 2″ wood in the middle to reinforce the hooks for the backpacks. Then I added small feet on the bottom, on each side of the pallet for more support. This prevents the pallet from tipping over when the kids pull their stuff roughly. I put six hooks into the pallet but may add more in the future as needs change. I spraypainted it a fun blue after sanding down the entire pallet. To finish the look, I finished it with a fine grade sandpaper to add a bit of age.

Easy idea! Now, how about a Jewelry Armoire?

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Louvered Pallet Shadowbox Lamp http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/louvered-pallet-shadowbox-lamp/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/louvered-pallet-shadowbox-lamp/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:27:46 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36249

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I made this louvered Pallet Shadowbox Lamp so I could make some fun mini-displays. This lamp was made of pallet wood. The little people are just from a mini railway decoration set.

Make your own Pallet Shadowbox Lamp and highlight any important piece of art, awards, or collectible you want to show off!

First, dismantle a pallet. Next, cut the boards to the length you want for the back of the box. Next, cut the sides & end pieces to create a shadow box. Make it whatever depth you want, but we made this one fairly shallow. Just allow enough room for the lamp kit and bulb! Then, I cut three pieces and turned them into little louvers on the front of the box to hide the lamp kit. Be sure to pre-drill/cut out the lamp kit hole you need. Your kit should come with a template. Attach the boards together with glue and finish nails. Install the light kit and finish with some trim pieces. We mitered the trim pieces for a more finished look but didn’t sand the boards too much. Stain as you desire to match your home decor.

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Thanks for sharing this fun idea! Here’s another idea – a pallet TV stand!

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Pallet Box Bench Can Be Used Almost Anywhere! http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-box-bench-can-used-almost-anywhere/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-box-bench-can-used-almost-anywhere/#comments Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:44:28 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36096

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I made this Pallet Box Bench out of three pallets. I cut two of them in half, and the other served to provide the extra boards. This easy bench would be great in an entryway, or as an outdoor living accessory!

This Pallet Box Bench could be a multi-tasker, too! It would even be great in a kid’s room!

First, I cut two pallets in half. Next, I broke down the remaining pallet. I stacked three of the half-pallets together and secured them with boards on the sides and outdoor deck screws. I filled in any gaps with the extra boards. The last remaining half-pallet became the backrest, and I attached it using extra deck boards. You can mount it straight, or lean it back at an angle for a comfortable seating position. Finally, I painted the completed assembly using white outdoor paint and a spray gun. I applied a clear acrylic coating to protect the seat for many years of use!

Banco feito com 3 paletes, sendo k 2 delas foram cortadas ao meio, e a outra serviu para tirar as tábuas aproveitando-as para dar suporte e fixação à estrutura (banco). Por fim foi pintado com tinta branca à pistola, e levou ainda. Uma camadinha de berniz em spray (transparente acrílico).

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Here’s another Storage & Seating solution for you!

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Rolling Pallet Kitchen Prep Rack / Desserte De Cuisine Sur Roulettes Réalisée Avec Palettes http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rolling-pallet-kitchen-prep-rackdesserte-de-cuisine-sur-roulettes-realisee-avec-palettes/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rolling-pallet-kitchen-prep-rackdesserte-de-cuisine-sur-roulettes-realisee-avec-palettes/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:58:13 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36064

Even a tiny kitchen can be organized, functional and flexible. This Rolling Pallet Kitchen Prep Rack is a perfect example […]

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Even a tiny kitchen can be organized, functional and flexible. This Rolling Pallet Kitchen Prep Rack is a perfect example of ingenuity to create more usable space while saving money.

Improve and beautify your kitchen, dining room, or even outdoor kitchen with this handy, rolling Pallet Kitchen Prep Rack!

This is a kitchen tray made from construction pallets. I installed four casters and then customized it to our needs. We added Kitchen Accessories directly to the sides.

Ceci est une desserte de cuisine réalisée à partir de palettes de chantier, le tout fixé sur roulettes et customisée à l’aide d’accessoires de cuisine directement fixés sur les côtés.

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Pallet Crafter Interview #19: Mark Esposito http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-crafter-interview-19-mark-esposito/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-crafter-interview-19-mark-esposito/#respond Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:13:52 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36065

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Today, we had the chance to ask some questions to Mark Esposito, 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.

Why do you craft?

I craft from pallets because it’s an affordable material and to help repurpose them into useful items.

How did you learn to do wood crafts?

I guess it started in high school wood shop. I didn’t really start making things until I was much older.

How long have you been working with pallets?

I have been working with pallets since September of 2013, when I made my first pallet bar for my cousin’s 50th birthday party. The bar was a huge hit and everyone loved it.

Only Two Pallets Made This Totally Tubular Surf Themed Backyard Bar

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

They are usually free and its fun to see how they can be changed into something purdy.

Are there any brands that are your favorites?

No preference.

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How would you describe your crafting style?

I would say it’s rustic.

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

I really like Jimmy Diresta’s work. You can Google him to find him easily!

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

I work out of my home in a large metal work shop that’s a work in progress itself.

Where do you look for inspiration for a new woodcraft?

I like Pinterest because it gets my mind thinking about projects.

When do you feel the most creative?

Weekend warrior because I have a full-time job.

Pallet Crafter Interview #19: Mark Esposito

Firefighter/Rescue Themed BBQ Bar

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

Recycled items, I like to find roadside treasures and upcycle them.

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

Jump into a project and don’t worry about it being perfect, be safe take your time and enjoy your creation.

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

Power tools can be very dangerous, so take precautions. I have put a drill bit thru my fingernail, poked my eye with pliers, cut my fingers etc., etc.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Beer and cigars.

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

I love classic cars!

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.?

Pressure wash or hose wash pallets if you want to paint them. I used a 90’ angle grinder to cut nail heads then pop the boards of with crow bar and hammer.

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

Nope.

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

My tiki bar creations, each one gets a little better that I make.

Backyard Bbq Tiki Bar

Bathtub Tray With One Single Pallet Plank

Pallet Table Centerpiece

Pallet Bed Headboard

Pallet Tiki Bar

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 Mark for this interview :)

To find more on Mark:

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Pallet Home Decor Ideas For Any Room http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-home-decor-ideas-room/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-home-decor-ideas-room/#comments Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:45:44 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36061

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I love making handicrafts, and using pallet wood to make them is both fun and challenging! I make lots of Pallet Home Decor Ideas For Any Room, including shelves, crates, boxes, storage solutions, dining sets, tables, chairs, flower planters, and more. The question is, what CAN’T you make from pallet wood?

Pallet Home Decor Ideas – great for any room of the house!

Need shelves? Make them from pallet wood. If you need pretty places to display your collectibles, make boxes and chests from pallet wood! I find organizing is easy with home decor ideas made from pallet wood! I make some of my pallet ideas from a single deck board; others take several pallets to complete. You can leave the wood rustic and rough, or finish it to look elegant!

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Here are 25 Ideas To Make Pallet Desks!

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Easy DIY Tutorial: Build & Install One Pallet Bench Swings http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/easy-tutorial-build-install-diy-one-pallet-bench-swings/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/easy-tutorial-build-install-diy-one-pallet-bench-swings/#comments Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:13:11 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35993

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Add a touch of nostalgia without a lot of drama when you make your own version of our DIY One Pallet Bench Swings! Create a beautiful area to enjoy the outdoors, your patio, or garden area, or as amazing party decor! And, you only need one pallet or LESS! Want to add a place to relax or a fun area for the kids? Maybe you want a place to have a little romance? You can do it all with just a single pallet! If you have more, then you can get even more creative!

Get into the DIY One Pallet Bench Swings of things with these planning tips:

1. DETERMINE THE SWING SPACE:

  • BEHIND: You should have at least 30” of space BEHIND the swing at a minimum. 36” or more is PREFERRED.
  • SIDES: Additionally, you should have around 14-18” of space on either side of the swing. Just remember how you used a swing when you were a kid!

The swing is stunning, but there’s no room to move! If you swing back, you’ll hit the wall or even the window!

2. HANGER DISTANCE:

  • Whether you use rope or chain, your mounting points to hang the swing should be at a minimum of 2” wider, but up to 4” wider than your swing width.
  • If you have a 24” swing, your hanging points should be spaced at least 26” to 28” apart.
  • This spreads the weight evenly and prevents the rope or chain from rubbing against the swing itself.
  • There are also ways to make the swing more comfortable, such as swing hanging kits that incorporate springs, like this one at The Porch Swing Company.

A springy porch swing hanging kit provides a more comfy swing time!

3. WHERE TO HANG THE DIY One Pallet Swings?

  • Use STRUCTURAL pieces! You want to use a joist. These are the horizontal beams that support the ceiling. They’re usually 2” x 6” or bigger, and may be 4” x 4” posts or larger as well.

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  • If you ONLY have 2×4” joists, STOP and go to step #4
  • Go up into the attic and look at the joists, and general arrangement.
  • If you can’t get into the attic, you can remove some of the ceiling trim OR use a stud finder.

  • If you don’t have a stud finder or other means of seeing the joists, you can drill very small holes to confirm the location on each side of the joist. This will tell you how wide it is. Then all you have to do is to mark both side edges to find the center to install the anchor.

4. I DON’T HAVE BIG ENOUGH JOISTS! WHAT CAN I DO?

OPTION ONE:

  • Install short beams, such as a 4” x 4” post across the tops of multiple joists.
  • Cut two 4×4″ beams, so they’re long enough to span across three or more joists, and run them perpendicular.

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  • You can use one 4×4” post for children’s swings; just follow the hanger distance rules in step #2 and use a post long enough to provide adequate support:
    • You can bolt the 4×4” beams in place (pre-drill first!)
    • Or, you can run wood screws through the sides of the 4×4” beams at angles – toe-nailing them into place.

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Toe-nailing a board in place.

OPTION TWO:

Install 4×4″ posts between the joists – by using joist hangers.


Joist Hangers. Be sure to use a nail or screw in every hole!
  1. Sometimes it’s easier to install a joist hanger by using a scrap piece of the board you’re going to hang so you can align to the bottom of the joist and also squeeze the joist hanger around the scrap to fit snugly.
  2. Install the 4×4” posts flush with the bottom of the joists.
  3. When using joists, the hangers will face each other.
  4. Be sure to use the proper joist hanger installation hardware as they frequently use specialty 1 ½” nails or screws.
  5. Some joist hangers have little prongs to speed-set the joist. You can tap them in with the hammer to hold them in place temporarily until you set all the nails (or screws).
  6. Don’t reuse old joist hangers.
  7. Don’t use the wrong size and bend over the extras. Both situations can lower the load capacity.
  8. Cut the blocks to fit snugly between the joists, and fit them down into the joist hangers. Secure them with hanger nails or screws.
  9. The advantages of using joist hangers vs. just nailing through the beams into the new posts you’re adding are that the joist hangers allow for expansion and contraction of the wood, so they shouldn’t loosen over time like nails can. Just think of an old fence and how the boards get loose and wiggly – that’s what can happen!
  10. Now, install eye bolts or eye screws and attach your chain or rope.
  11. Be sure you use the right size eye bolts – now is not the time to skimp on a couple of dollars.
  12. They should be at least ½” diameter, with enough length that you can secure a nut with washers and still have some threads showing.
  13.  PRE-DRILL before installing your eye bolts/screws. This will reduce the risk of splitting the board.

NOTE: If hanging a swing from a tree, you can help protect the branch by covering the chain or rope in a piece of rubber hose that you slide over the chain/rope.

Ready to build? Here are some ideas for some terrific DIY One Pallet Bench Swings

This Super-simple Deck Board Swing: All you need is one sturdy deck board and some quality rope or chain.

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The traditional, easy-to-make, and super-fun single pallet board swing!
  1. Cut a deck board to a comfortable seat width (approximately 26 to 30” wide) and sand all surfaces well to protect little tushies.
  2. Drill two holes approximately 2” from each corner large enough to accommodate a thick, sturdy rope.
  3. Cut two lengths of rope and find a safe, sturdy support, such as a large branch, porch beam, or upcycle an old swing set frame.
  4. Secure the rope ends around the support structure, and then run the opposite ends through the holes on the board, running it into one corner, then lacing it back up through the other corner and tying it with large knots to secure.
  5. If you use a chain, use a minimum of ½” eye bolts, wide washers on top and the bottom side, and nuts to secure. Use S-hooks or Quick Links (the D-shaped links with the built-in nuts).
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Here’s a Quick Link!

Another simple swing that’ll thrill the kids (or grandkids)! Make your outdoor area, garden, or even porch a bit more magical with these DIY One Pallet Bench Swings!

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This swing is great! Find a wide pallet board, cut a circle, drill a hole in the center and tie a knot! You’re ready to have fun!

A Pallet Bench Swing For Two!

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This version of our DIY One Pallet Swings is very easy for almost anyone!

  • First, cut a pallet in half lengthwise.
  • Second, remove the lower deck boards on one-half, but leave the end piece with the pallet blocks in place.
  • Next, mount the half of the pallet that you removed part of the deck from perpendicular to the other piece. Secure well with outdoor wood screws.
  • Cut two deck boards at angles and mount from the front corner of the seat to a safe spot on the backrest; secure with screws.
  • Use remaining boards to cap off the front of the seat and along the top of the backrest. Use chain, quick links, and bolts to secure the seat – mounted into the pallet blocks.

Here’s another one of our bench swings. You’ll need a full-sized pallet (not a Euro pallet or “EPAL”) for this version.

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Another view of how to turn one large pallet into one of our DIY One Pallet Bench Swings. In this version, the crafter cut half-lap joints on the stringers and secured together. Bolts and glue are suggested to make the bench durable. Additionally, you can add metal brackets, or extra deck boards across the joint areas to secure tightly.

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This is not QUITE a One Pallet Bench Swing, but it was too beautiful to leave out! This one was made from about two pallets. First, break down the pallets. Next, build a seat frame using the stringers, and cover with deck boards. Make a seat back frame, leaving the left and right stringers longer to mount to the seat. Add diagonal cross-bracing from the outer corner of the seat to the seat back. Secure with rope or chain through the stringer boards.

How about a single-pallet swinging bed for stargazing? Yup, you can do that too! Add some romance with our DIY One Pallet Bench Swings!

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You only need to install eye bolts into the four corner pallet blocks and secure!

Do a little yard equipment repurposing while you’re at it with this Upcycled Swing Set and single-pallet bench swing!

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Something for the kids!

This little swing only needs a part of a pallet. Great for the grandkids when they come over to visit or even a pet’s lounge spot!

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If you’ve got two pallets, you can create a bigger bench like this! Springtime fun with our DIY One Pallet Bench Swings!

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Or this version of our Two-Pallet Swings:

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This beautiful two-pallet bench was a gift for a mother-in-law. Lucky her!

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Now that you’re feeling confident consider adding a stylish backrest like this beautiful Pallet Swing Chair!

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Or go all-out and build your own A-frame to hold a beautiful pallet swing! The ultimate DIY One Pallet Bench Swings Idea!

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So what are you waiting for? Turn the computer off, pick up those tools and start building one of these fantastic DIY One Pallet Bench Swings! You know you want to… Don’t forget to submit your creation to us. If you build it, we’ll post it! Happy Palleting from the 1001pallets.com crew!

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Patio Pallet Dining Table Set http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/patio-pallet-dining-table-set/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/patio-pallet-dining-table-set/#respond Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:32:50 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36088

Looking for something unique and came up with an idea and how I made it.

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I used only the pallet stringers to make this Patio Pallet Dining Table Set. Additionally, I used lots of glue and screwed the edges together. I made the benches in the same order. They’re an extremely strong set!

This Patio Pallet Dining Table Set would be beautiful poolside, on your back deck or terrace, or even indoors!

Some of the extra touches I did were to use a router along the edges to create a decorative edge. Additionally, I drilled a hole in the center to hold a patio umbrella. I think it came out well! I haven’t decided how I want to finish it yet – if I want to stain or just seal it.

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Here’s a simple drawing to give you an idea about how to frame a table. It was not supplied by the crafter.

And after the kids have a great time and make a mess, how about an Outdoor Shower?

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Rope-lit Medium Outdoor Pallet Bar http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rope-lit-medium-outdoor-pallet-bar/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/rope-lit-medium-outdoor-pallet-bar/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:11:01 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35809

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I made this Medium Outdoor Pallet Bar with three pallets, some corrugated scrap tin, and had a little fun with some rope lights to decorate. This is an easy bar to make in your spare time.

Add some fun to your backyard, outdoor area, or add to your party decor with this Medium Outdoor Pallet Bar!

I made the top and the base using a pallet for each. Then I framed the sides using the third pallet after I broke it down into pieces. I added some tin to the front and secured it from the inside. Next, I created the top by using some plywood I had left over. Then it was torch time to create the wood burned designs on the outside. I temporarily attached the metal stencils to the sides and carefully applied flame with a torch to Woodburn the designs in. Now it’s time to fill it up and have some friends over to “test drive” it. :)

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How about adding a Grilling Shelf, so you’re ready for any reason to have a party?

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Industrial Chevron Pallet Coffee Table http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/industrial-chevron-pallet-coffee-table/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/industrial-chevron-pallet-coffee-table/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:54:27 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36019

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For my second go at making a coffee table from pallet wood I decided to give the chevron pattern a try. The increased number of angle cuts and measuring made it take longer, but I think it adds a lot if character. I made this Industrial Chevron Pallet Coffee Table, and think it came out great!

An elegant twist: Industrial Chevron Pallet Coffee Table would look great indoors or outdoors!

I had some challenges with fitting some of the pallet boards as they’re not always straight. First, I cut a piece of plywood to the size I wanted. Next, I cut and dry-fitted the boards onto the plywood, adjusting as needed for the natural imperfections of pallet wood. Once I had all the pieces laid out, I glued and nailed them to the plywood, and trimmed it in 1×2″ boards that I mitered at the corners. Then the sanding marathon began. I started with 60 grit, then 120 grit and finished with 220 grit. Used 1″ pipe for legs which I sprayed white and painted the trim white too. I applied four coats of varnish to give the wood some protection and added style. I think the table turned out nice! It’s 20″ tall x  26″ wide x 50″ long. Also, has anyone found a varnish/poly that is low odor and doesn’t smell like chemicals once the project is done? Any input on this issue would be great!!!

Editor’s note (and from personal experience) You can try Pure Color Inc’s line of non-VOC stains and low-VOC polyurethanes. They’re an extremely low odor, and non-toxic to kids and pets. They work great! 

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Here’s another home decor idea – a Hanging Pallet Planter!

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Picture Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planter/Fioriera Divisoria http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/picture-perfect-divisoria-pallet-planterfioriera-divisoria/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/picture-perfect-divisoria-pallet-planterfioriera-divisoria/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:36:14 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35800

FLAB Pallet Crafters only use and recommend EPAL pallets, like in this pretty Divisoria Pallet Planter. We used three pallets, but […]

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FLAB Pallet Crafters only use and recommend EPAL pallets, like in this pretty Divisoria Pallet Planter. We used three pallets, but pressure washed them with hot water and vinegar first.

Picture Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planter stand and base can be used on your front porch or in a sunroom too:

Next, we sanded the wood using a disc grinder 100-grain sandpaper. This step further cleans the wood. The first pallet did not need to be cut. We’ll designate this one as pallet A. The next one, Pallet B, we cut to 47.5cm and used it as the base. I mounted pallet A into pallet B and secured with outdoor wood screws.  We have in the vertical pallets A taking the long side of 120 cm horizontally above the pallet B will fix it with three 12 cm wood screws into the pallet blocks.

Add some style and functionality to your garden or outdoor areas, lounge areas, or patios with this Picture Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planter Box:

We fully dismantled pallet C and used the boards to make the planter box. We cut one board to 14.5 cm and used it as the support base. The bottom of the box and sides are cut to 10cm wide each, and a bit wider than the stand. I needed two pieces per side and on each end. Next, we butt-joined everything and attached it all together with wood screws. Then we bent some flat iron, cut and ground the edges with an angle grinder, and welded some decorative S-shaped pieces as stand braces. I installed the braces onto the back side of the stand, but you could add them on both sides as both decoration and structural integrity.

How to finish your Picture Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planter:

I recommend using a water-based varnish that you can apply with a brush or spray,  choosing the color and technique type (such as finished, rustic, or shabby-chic). You can also paint it, but fully encapsulate all the sides to protect it from water and the elements. Be sure to use a good-quality outdoor paint. Several of these planters would make a beautiful “fence” to your patio or deck area, too!

Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planter – made exclusively with EPAL pallets!

Premesso che il FLAB consiglia l’utilizzo di soli pallets EPAL per la loro resistenza al tempo. Useremo tre pallets che andremo a lavare con l’aceto oppure l’idropulitrice con acqua calda a 90 gradi. Carteggiamo usando la smerigliatrice con disco grana 100 d’appertutto nel piano e negli spigoli, questo per pulire ulteriormente il legno. Uno lo teniamo senza tagliare nulla ( lo chiamiamo pallets A).. lo fisseremo in posizione verticale….. il secondo che utilizzeremo per fare la base ( pallets B) dobbiamo tagliarlo a 47,5 cm… in pratica a filo del secondo zoccolo ( non potete sbagliare).

Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planters would beautify any outdoor area and could even be an herb garden!

Mettiamo in verticale il pallets A tenendo il lato lungo di 120 cm in orizzontale sopra il pallet B lo fisseremo con tre viti da legno da 12 cm. Bloccata la parete sulla base prepariamo la cassetta per i vasi: Smontiamo completamente il terzo pallet …. che poi andremo ad usare in questo modo: Una tavola da 14,5 cm la useremo in piano come base, le tavole da 10 cm servono per le pareti laterali. Due per parte sono sufficienti. Usiamo delle tavolette per unire le due tavole e viti per completare la cassetta. Ci rimane di tagliare i due terminali 14,5 x 20 cm e fissarli. Avremo la cassetta porta vaso pronta per essere fissata sopra il basamento.

Make these Perfect Divisoria Pallet Planters into any style you choose!

Verniciatura: consiglio di utilizzare vernice all’acqua che potete dare a pennello o spruzzo scegliendo colore e tecnica tipo shabby o quello che piu’ vi piace. Se volete rendere ancora piu’ bella la vostra fioriera potete mettere dei reggimensole alla base fissate con viti. Potete costruirne diversi e metterli in fila.






Wouldn’t these planters be beautiful on a Pallet Terrace?

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Turn Ribbon, Nails, Pallet Wood Into Delicate Pallet Swallows Wall Art http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/turn-ribbon-nails-pallet-wood-delicate-pallet-swallows-wall-art/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/turn-ribbon-nails-pallet-wood-delicate-pallet-swallows-wall-art/#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:37:23 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36290

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When the Swallows Come Back…. Well, if you live somewhere the swallows don’t return to, you can have some fun and make these Springtime Pallet Swallows Wall Art pieces to brighten up your outdoor living areas.

Here’s how you can Turn Ribbon, Nails, Pallet Wood Into Delicate Pallet Swallows Wall Art:

  1. Begin by cutting and assembling boards to the size you want (here 50 cm x 50 cm)
  2. Draw the swallows with chalk. You can always find a picture or template that you can print and cut out and outline.
  3. Place small OUTDOOR  finish nails with rounded heads every 1 cm approximately. Stainless steel nails are a good choice for outdoor art projects, as they resist rust.
  4. Tie one end of the string onto a nail.
  5. Begin weaving the ribbon back and forth in a zig-zag pattern. It’s okay to wrap an entire loop around nails to secure them if you need. Keep wrapping ribbon until you’ve filled all the spaces between the nails. Finally, tie the ribbon off to a nail and tuck the end under.
  6. And voila !! Now, just affix a wall hanger to the back and hang it to add a bit of flair to any area.
  7. Repeat as many times as you wish until you have a flock!

C’est Le Printemps ! Les Hirondelles Reviennent!

  1. Commencer par couper et assembler des planches à la dimension que vous souhaitez (ici 50 cm x 50 cm),
  2. Dessiner les hirondelles à la craie,
  3. Planter les clous tous les 1 cm environ (si votre tableau est prévu pour l’extérieur vous pouvez choisir des clous en inox pour qu’ils ne rouillent pas),
  4. Nouer le bout de la ficelle sur un clou,
  5. Passer la ficelle de clou en clou afin que la ficelle remplisse tout l’espace du dessin formé par les clous,
  6. Et voilà !! il reste juste à fixer un crochet à l’arrière et c’est terminé !!
  7. Recommencer deux fois pour avoir un joli tryptique !

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I made this King Sized Patterned Pallet Headboard using one old barn beam that I cut in half to form the two main posts. The remaining wood is all from pallets.

This King-Sized Patterned Pallet Headboard would be a beautiful addition to a guest room or resize for kid’s beds

I plan to install two pot-style LED lights, but for now, two clamp-on lights are a temporary fix. I did a rapid-aging stain by mixing apple cider vinegar with steel wool until it rusted and colored the liquid. Then I rubbed it in, allowed it to dry, and then sealed it with Varathane. I joined everything together with glue and screws. First, I cut an old barn beam into two equal parts. Next, I cut a channel into one side of each wide enough to fit the pallet boards. Then I lightly sanded all of my pallet boards and began to assemble. I cut the ledge pieces into a notched shape to fit within the channels. I cut the patterned portion to fit, and then screwed it to the upper & lower ledges. Also, I attached them to a 2×4″ board that runs across the back. There is a second 2×4″ board that runs along the back on the lower portion of the headboard. It stabilizes the two barn posts.





A channel was cut into most of the length of the headboard. Both the top and bottom ledges are notched to fit within the channel, and the patterned portion is attached to the ledges.

Here’s an idea for a Pallet Bed Frame too!

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Lovely Little Pallet Lamp / Lampe Archi Palette http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/lovely-little-pallet-lamp-lampe-archi-palette/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/lovely-little-pallet-lamp-lampe-archi-palette/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:46:34 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35257

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For this Little Pallet Lamp set I made, I used pallet boards that I cut down to sizes I wanted and chose beautiful wood grain patterns to feature.

Little Pallet Lamp – a fun project, and a low-cost way to add style to your home office, living room, man-cave, and more!

I used pallet boards, screws with butterfly nuts (wing nuts) and a LED bulb lighting kit. It is an ideal lamp for the desk or on a bedside table. First I made a sketch on paper and then plans on a computer. I started by selecting my pallet boards in which I cut out my different parts. Next, I drilled the necessary holes on some and sanded everything. Later, I assembled the three pieces of the lamp base using wood glue and screws from the underside. I assembled the lower arm and the head of the lamp that holds the lampshade too.  The two parts of the arm are of the same length with the rounded ends. The lower part has a wooden part which serves as a cable guide. The upper part has a small cup hook to hold the cable properly.

Little Pallet Lamp – I’ve made 46 of these so far!

I wood-burned along the base of each lamp to indicate the number in the series.  Finally, I assembled the parts with bolts and butterfly nuts.  I assembled the cable with plug, switch and E-14 socket. I used a retro-styled cloth-covered cable and which combines perfectly with the natural appearance of the wood. There are three color cables and three color shade (black, white, gray) we made. To get to this point, we made two prototypes before settling on the final version of this lamp. 

Don’t pay a lot for those cool, retro lamps – make your own Little Pallet Lamp with pallet scraps, a bit of hardware, and a cotton-covered LED lamp kit!

Lampe inspirée des illustres lampes d’architectes. Cette lampe est fabriquée à partir de palettes recyclées de quelques vis et d’un câble en “coton”. Cette lampe est idéal pour éclairer votre bureau et vos longues soirées d’étude, mais elle peut aussi s’utiliser en lampe de chevet.

Pour cette lampe, j’ai utilisé des planches de palettes, des vis avec des écrou papillon et une ampoule led. C’est une lampe idéale pour le bureau ou sur une table de chevet.

Tout d’abord j’ai réalisé une esquisse sur papier puis des plans sur ordinateur. J’ai commencé par sélectionner mes planches de palettes dans lesquelles j’ai découpé mes différentes pièces. J’ai ensuite percé les trous nécessaires sur certaines puis poncé le tout. Par la suite, j’ai assemblé les 3 morceaux du pied de la lampe, les morceaux du bras inférieur ainsi que les morceaux de la tête de la lampe qui recevra l’abat-jour. Les deux parties du bras sont de même longueur avec les extrémités arrondies, la partie inférieure possède une pièce en bois qui sert de passe câble, alors que la partie supérieure possède quant à elle un petit piton en guise de passe câble.

Little Pallet Lamp – a labor of love…and a couple prototypes, but your workspace will never look nicer!

Puis, j’ai pyrogravé sous le pied de la lampe ma signature ainsi que le numéro de la lampe (réalisation d’une série de 46 lampes).

Enfin, j’ai assemblé les parties avec des boulons et des écrous papillons. Pour finir, j’ai assemblé le câble avec la prise, l’interrupteur et la douille E14. Le câble utilisé est un câbles recouvert d’une gaine en coton qui permet d’obtenir un aspect naturel et qui se combine parfaitement avec l’aspect brute du bois. Il y a 3 couleur de câbles et 3 couleur d’abat-jour (noir, blanc, gris).

Pour arriver à ce résultat, il y a eu 2 prototypes de lampes réalisées avec différentes modifications avant la lampe définitive.

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These would even be great as ambiance lighting, like sitting on these adorable little Cafe Tables!

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2-drawer Pallet Spice Rack http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/2-drawer-pallet-spice-rack/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/2-drawer-pallet-spice-rack/#comments Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:09:30 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35697

This is a lovely rustic style spice rack made from a pallet. The wood has been dressed and finished with a rustic pine wax. I have left the original nail holes in the wood to add character and charm. The rack measures approx 300mm x 800mm x80mm.

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I made this 2-Drawer Pallet Spice Rack from a combination of 2 pallets. I dismantled pallets and dried the wood out completely. First outside on windy, dry days, and then inside in my boiler cupboard for a few weeks. I did this process to prevent the wood from shrinking in the future.

This 2-Drawer Pallet Spice Rack is functional and attractive!

I kept the original pallet nail holes in the wood to add character but filled new screw holes with pine plugs. I hate using wood filler on pallet projects as it is usually always visible through staining. Then I glued all the joints and used Kreg pocket holes where I could. Finally, I waxed the project with a rustic pine finish after lots of sanding!

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Thanks for sharing! Check out this cool idea for some Kitchen Shelves!

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Diy Tutorial: Pallet Urban Greenhouse http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/diy-tutorial-pallet-urban-greenhouse/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/diy-tutorial-pallet-urban-greenhouse/#respond Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:52:02 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36399

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Welcome to my Urban Greenhouse Tutorial! When I was asked to do this project I was pretty excited. Not only do I have the perfect rooftop for such a project, but I’ve been in the mood to incorporate more plants into my already pretty Zen lifestyle.Here, I’m going to tell you step by step how I created this look and also lay it out to where you can easily do the same… or do something completely unique; it’s up to you what you take from it. My only hope is that it inspires you to create and share.

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Like most of my projects, I started with a sketch and quickly learned I needed to make some measurement adjustments, such as the width after adding the PolyCarb panel to it, but this gives you a rough idea of what I was going for…

Materials and Tools I used:

  • 1 Broken down pallet, along with whatever scrap wood I had on hand
  • 8ft Tuftex PolyCarb panel- Cost roughly $25
  • 2 4ft Wooden Closure Strips
  • 1 Box 2-inch Neoprene Washer Screws
  • 1 8 ft strip 2-inch flashing
  • Drill
  • Tin Snips
  • Nail Gun (with compressor)
  • 1 1/2-2 inch brad nails
  • Drill bit 2/16- 3/16 larger than the Neoprene Washer Screws
  • Mending Plates (though I Highly recommend using a Kreg Jig instead, if available)
  • 3/4 Hex Bit
  • Pencil/Marker
  • Jig Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Hinges for lid
  • Spare Paint- Keep it Light
  • White Spray Paint
  • 4 Self-Drilling Screws

I started off by purchasing my 8×4 piece of Tuftex PolyCarb at my nearest Lowes, along with the Neoprene Washer screws that are needed for the panel, and the two Wooden Closure Strips. You can find all three together in the same section, so you won’t need to run all around the store looking for each piece~ Thanks, Lowes! For greenhouses, the Tuftex website recommends the Polycarb Panel and warns against using the other panels they provide, such as Seacoaster, which is Not meant for greenhouses. So be sure to grab the correct one before spending your hard earned money.

My greenhouse needed to be roughly 3 feet long for my space, and the Tuftex panel is 26” wide, so I cut it into Two 26” long pieces using my Tin Snips. The panel can also be cut using a Utility Knife or a Circular Saw with a plywood blade set in reverse.

Note: I used my Tin Snips, but if you have any wrist issues, you might want to use the Circular Saw instead.

Once my panels were cut, I overlapped them by One Corrugation (Which is the minimum and maximum for overlap) to get my final measurements for the lid, which came out to 49.5” wide and 26” high.

Making the Lid Frame

For the lid frame and base of the greenhouse I was using scrap pieces of wood I had in my garage, because of this, I ended up using some 1×2’s that were long enough to work. I cut down Two pieces at 26” for the sides, and Two more at 49.5” for the top and bottom, adding One support for the center at 24”. I used wood glue, brad nails and mending plates on each corner and center.Looking back, I should’ve used my perfectly wonderful Kreg Jig I had sitting right

Looking back, I should’ve used my perfectly wonderful Kreg Jig I had sitting right there… Lesson learned for the next one. A Kreg jig will definitely create a stronger joint than the mending plates and brad nails, but it still did the trick, and it’s just for my rooftop. So if you don’t even have a Kreg Jig and want to be crafty with what you have, this is for you!… I’m o.k with my choice, yep, I’m totally fine with it… Ahem, moving on…

Closure Strips and Flashing

For the closure strips, they only need to be placed on the top and bottom, and Not the sides. Based on the size of greenhouse you’re making, you can purchase as many closure strips as you need and either cut them down at the hardware store or wait till you get home. Tuftex also provides Foam Closure Strips, but to avoid over drilling and cracking my panel, I went with the wooden ones they offer. They’re slightly more expensive, but it sure beats having to go buy another panel if you accidentally over a screw. The strips need to be light in color to avoid overheating with the panel, so I spray painted them white and ended up brushing on some white on the lid frame as well… Sadly I thought of that After it was already put together~ To save some time, it’s probably best if you just go ahead a spray your lid frame at the same time as your closure strips, you’ll thank me later. With the closure strips ready, I used my Tin Snips to cut down my Flashing to match the width.

Flashing only needs to be placed on the ridge, so I only used 49.5”.

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Putting It All Together

I lined everything up on the lid frame, with the two closure strips at the top and bottom, and two panels overlapping by the one corrugation required. Then, using my drill bit (Make sure the one you use is 2/16-3/16 larger than the screws you’re using, I’m telling ya, the last thing you want is to get this far and then crack your panel when you’re finally putting it together) I predrilled every other corrugation, which needs to be done to avoid wind uplift. Once my holes were predrilled, I used my Neoprene Washer Screws and secured them using my 3/4 Hex Bit, and as mentioned before, was extra careful not to over screw.

Again, I’m trying to save you money and more trips to the store; you’re welcome :)

Note: Screws should only be installed on the crowns of the corrugations, Not in the valleys.

Building the Base

Note: I have an abundance of 2×4’s from old pallets, but if that’s not your case, you’ll need to buy a couple 2×4’s and whatever wood you’d like (fencing boards work nice and are relatively cheap)

Cuts

  • 2 2×4‘s to 38” and 2 2×4‘s to 42” The top of the lid should be at least 4 inches higher than the bottom, to give it the angle it needs
  • 6 Front and Back Boards to 49.5”
  • Bottom shelf (multiple at 20”)
  • Support boards ~Two strips at 45”, Two pallet boards at 24” and Two support boards for the floor at 20”)
  • Floorboard for the plants to sit on (44×20”)~ For this I used my table saw and cut one large piece from scrap
  • Sides ~Four pallet boards at 24” and Two pallet boards cut at a 20-degree angle for the top)~ I used my Jig Saw for this, which I don’t think I mentioned in the video, my bad.

Installation

I started off by securing my 2 precut 2×2 strips at the front and back. Inserted a 20” support board at each end to place my 44×20” board onto. Then secured everything into place using my 1 1/2 inch brad nails. The side pieces were then nailed into place starting at the top with the precut angled pieces, and working my way down, to make sure the top would be squared with the lid. Next, I measured how high I wanted my shelf to be and attached the 2 24” side support boards and placed 2 2×4’s on top of them running perpendicular. I nailed all my precut 20” shelf boards to the 2×4’s using my 1 1/2 inch brad nails.

With the base done, I set my lid on top and made any needed adjustments before attaching the back hinges and adding the precut flashing. There are several sizes of flashing, and since I was using frame strips that were only 1 inch thick, and Closure strips that were also 1”, I chose a 2” flashing that would allow my hinges to give me the opening allowance I needed for the lid. I attached the flashing only to the top ridge (to stop rain water) by using 4 self- drilling screws.

Prettying up your greenhouse

With so much spare paint in my garage and so many colors, it was hard to choose which one I wanted. Since I was using the PolyCarb panel, I knew it had to be something light, so I picked one of my light teal colors that I love so much and haphazardly brushed it on. I like the rustic worn look, so I didn’t want to cover too liberally and instead wanted to leave it looking like it’s been sitting in the sun for a while.

That’s it! I was finally ready for my herbs, and I had my own little greenhouse I could enjoy for seasons to come.. complete with a shelf for storing my potting soil and nick nacs!…. I hope it somehow inspires you to grow something, build something, or just create something. Either way, Thanks for stopping by!

Check out the video about building this small stand up greenhouse that doesn’t take up much space. Using TUFTEX PolyCarb panels with recycled materials.



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Two Adirondack Chairs With Foot Rests http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/two-adirondack-chairs-foot-rests/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/two-adirondack-chairs-foot-rests/#comments Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:57:53 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35766

Commercial pallets and pallet crates, I run across these time to time from various job sites my husband is currently working on. I found this huge one while on site and thought it would be perfect for a couple of chairs plus I had never made a foot rest before so I thought with all this wood why not give it a try. Interestingly enough they weren't that complicated to make.

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To begin my Adirondack Chairs With Foot Rests project, I decided to break down the entire pallet crate. The upper portion of the pallet crate was put together with long heavy staples. So, I used a hammer and a screwdriver to pull these out. Again I used a hammer and lever to pull out nails and a few more staples throughout the rest of the pallet.

Adirondack Chairs With Foot Rests – great for those lazy days in your outdoor living area, patio, garden, or poolside!

First, I measured and cut my boards. Next, I sanded them (not that well, so I call my DIY projects “rustic”), then I stained the chairs. I used a screw gun along with 2 1/2 inch screws on support pieces then 1 1/4 inch screws for areas that were less dense. I came across a pic online that gave dimensions for the footrest. However, I revised these to fit my chair’s height and width. I had to make a few adjustments but all in all, they came out pretty comfortable, or so my husband says and so did the kind gentleman I gave them to.

Editor’s note: Measurements are approximate! Measure twice and cut once as the saying goes…

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Thanks for sharing these! Don’t forget to make a set of chairs for the little ones!

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Mega-march Ideas: Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017 http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/mega-march-ideas-top-10-pallet-projects-march-2017/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/mega-march-ideas-top-10-pallet-projects-march-2017/#comments Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:09:16 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36314

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Shake off the winter blahs, get some fresh air, and make something awesome to welcome Spring! Here are the Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017 as chosen by YOU, our awesome Crafters!

Put some Spring in your step with these Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017 – with indoor and outdoor ideas for your whole house!

#1: Top project of March 2017: Outstanding Pallet Kids Bunk Beds With Playhouse

Make the most of the small spaces with this terrific pallet bunk bed and kids playhouse combination! This would even make chores like changing the sheets an adventure!

#2: Get your party started: Party Like Pros: 2-person Pallet Recliner Has Built-in Ice Chest

Mega-march Ideas: Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017

What could be better than to create your own Party Throne, complete with a spot for an ice chest? A two-seater for a best friend, family member or loved one, of course!

#3: Spring gardening wouldn’t be complete without Gated Pallet Compost Bins – that can be multi-purpose!

Mega-march Ideas: Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017

#4: You can’t have a compost bin without a garden! Here’s what you can do in  4 Easy Steps: Create Your Own Pallet Garden!

Mega-march Ideas: Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017

#5: You’ve got the Party Chair – so now you need the bar! Here’s some Pallet Bar Wall Rack Ideas You Can Do Easily!

Mega-march Ideas: Top 10 Pallet Projects March 2017

Halfway there already! Hang onto your hats because there are five more Pallet Projects March 2017 to inspire you!

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Small Pallet Shelf Displays Essential Oils http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/small-pallet-shelf-displays-essential-oils/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/small-pallet-shelf-displays-essential-oils/#comments Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:17:22 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35647

See the how to video on my YouTube link for the pallet wood shelf creation!

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This is a Small Pallet Shelf I made to display my collection of essential oils. I half-lapped the upper and lower frames to provide a bit more support. I mixed and matched tones and wood types for a bit of contrast.

Small Pallet Shelf: handy for craft rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and more!

I made this shelf in about 2 hours, and it only uses a few pallet boards total. It’s assembled with nails, and I stained it to go well with my home decor.

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Very handy for many rooms of the house! Here’s our page on Common Joint Types for building more great projects like this!

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Change Drab Into Fab Making Pallet Wall Accents http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/change-drab-fab-making-pallet-wall-accents/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/change-drab-fab-making-pallet-wall-accents/#respond Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:26:42 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35663

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This project started off as just painting an accent section in the middle, but then I was inspired. I decided to make some Pallet Wall Accents, and then backlit them!

Pallet Wall Accents – can dress up a room, add indirect light, and become a feature or a way to feature a unique piece of art!

First, I divided a section of the wall and painted the side sections a red tone. Next, I added 1×2″ strips of wood vertically to provide a frame for the offset pallet accents. I broke down several pallets and selected pieces with the most character. Some I trimmed down so that they were slightly angled to create a staggered, uneven wall with gaps to allow light through. I attached the pallets with nails and backlit them with multi-color LED lighting. I built the pallet features so I would have a wall for photographs. Finally, I put up a rope shelving for my ornaments.

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Very creative idea, but why stop there? How about a Pallet Ceiling?

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Reclaimed Carnival Sign Pallet Headboard http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/reclaimed-carnival-sign-pallet-headboard/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/reclaimed-carnival-sign-pallet-headboard/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:56:09 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35633

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I own a carnival. The carnival was hit by a tornado in Parsons, Kansas  April of 2000. I have rebuilt many of the rides, but I still had quite a bit of salvage. It took me 17 years, but I found a use for the sign off my concession trailer. I made this Reclaimed Carnival Sign Pallet Headboard. The total size of the bed frame is 82.5 x 69.5 and  78.5 x 18 for the sign. Each pallet was cleaned before I used them.

Carnival Sign Pallet Headboard: Unique, fun, and upcycles a bit of history. You can incorporate this idea into your decor!

The bed frame around the sign is pallet lumber. The backlighting is upcycled LED carnival lighting. I used a router to tongue and groove the boards so they would appear mostly flat and even on the front. Then I used wood glue in the grooves and used small brads to secure. I usually like to leave the nail heads for appearance, but no one wants to end up with Tetanus from a good evening in bed, so I removed them. I detail-sanded with a drywall sponge (coarse) to make the boards smooth. The sponges don’t take away from the natural look and make the boards feel smooth to the touch with minimal effort. I added 5 LED lights and a switch on the back of the sign. It gives off a perfect glow. I was very happy with the final product.

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Ultimate Pallet Man Cave Features Epoxy Penny Bar http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/ultimate-pallet-man-cave-features-epoxy-penny-bar/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/ultimate-pallet-man-cave-features-epoxy-penny-bar/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:10:49 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35286

Every guy needs a place to get away. I live in a house with 4 girls this is my Dog House.

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I decided to build myself the Ultimate Pallet Man Cave. I collected a lot of pallets a year ago for this project and let them season for a year. That added a lot of character to the wood.

Ultimate Pallet Man Cave: Make it yours and then let the party start!

I started with one wall and finished a second before continuing. I made a blend of decor and built it with the idea of displaying family mementos other things about my family’s history. Then I used old windows to display old newspaper ads, autographed pics from bands at our fairs, and other miscellaneous family histories. Also, I used pennies for a bar top that I covered with epoxy. The Epoxy Bar Top is in another post, so you can read about how to make yourself one for your man cave.  This will be a never-ending project because I keep adding and changing but here are some pics to start with.

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Well done, indeed! Here are more fun Pallet Project Ideas for you!

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Tilt Out Pallet Garbage Bin for My Utility Room http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/tilt-pallet-garbage-bin-utility-room/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/tilt-pallet-garbage-bin-utility-room/#comments Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:01:27 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35563

I need to make some space in my utility room. Seeing all those nice projects, I came across a tilt out garbage bin. As a newbie and with little experience, I wonder if could actually make something like that...

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To make some more space in my utility room, I wanted to make a Tilt Out Pallet Garbage Bin. I wasn’t sure if I could make it, so I started with a simple sketch.

Tilt-Out Pallet Garbage Bin – great for craft rooms, man caves, kitchens and more!

For the frame, I used some lumber 4.5cm  x 4.5cm, but all of the rest is just plain EPAL pallet wood. First I made the frame,  joining the corners with pocket holes. Cutting the boards of pallet wood to length for the back and side panels was not that difficult. I needed the cabinet to be 88cm high total, to be flush with the existing cabinet in my utility room. If the pallet wood is 2cm thick, the frame has to be 86 high… so I’ll see.

Some handy assembly tips for this Tilt Out Pallet Garbage Bin:

Lesson learned: first make the front panel, with the hinges and horizontal support for the garbage bag. Then go ahead with closing the frame sides, back, and top panels. I managed to make it fit anyway, but it wasn’t easy. I installed a little handle on the inside the be able to attach the bag, and a handle at the outside, so I can open it easily. Maybe next time I’ll try to install an extra support somehow to hold the bag open at all times. Remembering a DIY video that explained you should use a little rope to make sure the front panel doesn’t fall open all the way I copied that idea. The finish on the wood was done with Woodlover’s teak-oil spray. I just like the color of it, and it makes the wood look really authentic. After all,  I think the result may be seen. It’s far from perfection, not as flush as can be, not as right as can be, but that fits in the concept of using pallet wood I guess ;-)






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Nice job! Here’s a Pallet Work Bench if you need more work surfaces!

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Custom Pallet Wall Clock http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/custom-pallet-wall-clock/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/custom-pallet-wall-clock/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:40:31 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35494

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This Pallet Wall Clock was so easy to make anyone can do it. I started with a paper cut-out of the size I wanted and decided on a 24″x 24″ size.

Pallet Wall Clock: Make it the way you want, and even customize it with your family name or slogans you love!

I cut the paper out into a circle. Then, I placed the cut-out onto my bench and went looking for pallet boards. I laid them onto my circle, glued with wood glue & clamped it all. Wipe off any excess glue that squeezes out, and let it dry overnight. I unclamped the glued boards and placed my circle on top of the wood, traced the circle with a marker. I cut it out with my scroll saw. Next, I got a 1/4″ piece of plywood, traced the circle, cut it out & glued/stapled it to the back of the clock. Then I sanded the wood with a palm sander, making everything perfectly round and smooth.

Stain, paint, or do a faux finish to your Pallet Wall Clock, and make it for any room of the house or even your outdoor spaces!

I stained with Minwax Jaco bean stain. I let it dry and then used a white, water-based stain. Then I  let it dry and then sanded it to give it a rustic look. Then, I used my Cricut and made numbers 2″ wide x 3″ high and wrote what I wanted. To seal it I used three coats of Mod Podge indoor/outdoor and dishwasher safe sealant. Next, I found 10″ clock hands and guts from Hobby Lobby. I found my center point in the clock, drilled the hole to fit clock guts put it in the back & traced the square needed for the clock mechanism. Finally, I used a router, cut the square, installed the clock mechanism and put the hands on. Got out router cut out the square put in the guts put on the hands.

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Beautiful! Wouldn’t this look great over an Outdoor Pallet Lounge?

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Outdoor Covered Pallet Bench http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/outdoor-covered-pallet-bench/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/outdoor-covered-pallet-bench/#comments Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:19:21 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35486

Here’s an idea for an Outdoor Covered Pallet Bench that even has a planter box adjacent to it. It only […]

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Here’s an idea for an Outdoor Covered Pallet Bench that even has a planter box adjacent to it. It only took a couple hours to build, too.

Covered Pallet Bench – a place to sit and enjoy your spring gardening!

This simple idea could be a handy addition to any garden. This shaded bench could be used as a potting table, a place for the kids to play on, or just a place to get away from it all. The build is straightforward, reusing even some of the nails.

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You could add an easy vertical Pallet Garden too!

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Simple Elegant Pallet Serving Tray http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/simple-elegant-pallet-serving-tray/ http://www.1001pallets.com/2017/03/simple-elegant-pallet-serving-tray/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:06:52 +0000 http://www.1001pallets.com/?p=35482

Easy to make a serving tray. Uses only a few good boards from one pallet.

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I made this simple to make Pallet Serving Tray from only a few pallet boards and in minutes! The dimensions are 400mm long x 240mm wide. The sides are around 70mm high, and I aim for a timber thickness no more than 12mm.

Pallet Serving Tray – Perfect for indoors or outdoors and would make great party decor!

First, select your timber for its looks and condition. It is best to use sound timber and do NOT use chemically-treated boards as you may use these around food. Only use heat-treated pallet boards! Then I plane all four sides and bevel the corners, then cut pieces to length. I cut 5 boards @ 390mm (3 baseboards and 2 sides) and 2 @ 240mm. This measurement depends on the width of the timber used and should be checked before final cutting. Glue and nail all boards. If you work to a system, you can complete assembly in 5-10mins and doesn’t require clamping.


This would be handy for crafts too! Here’s another fun project for the Outdoors!

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