What you need:
- 4 pallets (80x120cm,31,5×47,25in)
- tape measure
- saw, hammer, nails
- screws, screwdriver
- square brackets
- abrasive paper
- grinding machine
- glaze, paint brush
- caster wheels, handle
The first step to take apart the four pallets:
- Version A: help of hammer and chisel then remove all the rusty nails OR
- Version B: use an iron saw – faster, but the rusty nails stay in the wood
After that choose eight pieces of 80cm (31,5 in) slat. Then, you need 40 pieces of 40 cm (15,7 in) and two pieces of 33cm (13 in) slat. You can saw the long – 120cm – slats in third and the other 80cm slats in half.
The next step is polishing. Cut a piece of an abrasive paper – for easiest polishing, use a small slat. And for even easier polishing use grinding machine :)
Join the part of the storage sides, front and top. Leave 1,5cm (0,59 in) space by the top of the sides – it’s approx. The thickness of a slat and place the eight 40cm slats well-proportioned. Then hammering nails into it to fix them. Repeat it by the front – but here need only 5 40 cm slats and must saw the rest.
The top: Need 4 slats 36cm (14,17 in) distance and here use the two slats, that earlier saw. If you want position handle on the top too, it looks good :)
For the bottom need 5 40cm (15,7in), for the inner side need 2*40cm (15,7in) and 2*33 cm (13in).
The next step is painting the surface of the parts with wood stain. We chose a mahogany color, love it :) Wait till the parts dry completely (it depends on the wood stain).
Use square brackets to the joint – 3 pieces for each corner (for the front two is enough). For the inner slats also use square brackets.
Almost the last step, clinch the five slats onto the bottom then, position the caster wheels on it and fix them with screws.
Check the video tutorial, we hope will motivate you to “do it yourself.” Have fun!