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Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit

  • 1 pallet

  • medium

  • 16h

  • $50

We had an ugly pine cabinet that held our audio equipment, but it didn’t fit our decor. It HAD to go. We used a Besta cabinet into this Retro Pallet Cabinet with only one pallet and a few simple supplies!

Customize an ordinary shelving unit with pallet wood like this Retro Pallet Cabinet!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 x Pallet wood cage that held wood for wood burner – Free
  • 1 x Ikea Besta TV bench and two doors – £40
  • 4 x Hairpin legs – £25
  • Glue, panel pins, stain, beeswax, etc. – £15               Total – £80

I built this project in about 16 hours. First, I dismantled the pallet, removed the nails and sorted it into usable pieces. Next, I measured the Besta unit and cut the wood to length to cover all four sides. I applied Gorilla glue onto the deck boards and attached them with a nail gun. Then I sanded all of the wood and stained it using a Medium Oak. I also used Dark Oak Colron Danish Oil and sealed it with beeswax.  Finally, I installed the four heavy-duty hairpin legs and checked for level.

Your Retro Pallet Cabinet can be a work in progress  –  change it to suit your style!

For the time being, I have used the Besta door, but I am making a pallet wood door with a grill to allow better air flow onto the amplifier. However, it doesn’t look that bad with the Besta Door. I cut the other door down and turned it into a shelf.

I put a power strip on the back and cable-tied all the cords up, so very little is/was visible underneath the cabinet.  Additionally, I drilled some access holes for the cables in the hardboard backing. The fun part was moving the amplifier, CD player, and records into the new cabinet! All I have left is to tidy up the cables and replace the skirting board.

What would I do differently next time: Have a 1cm overhang on the top at the front, so the door is flush.

Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
We started with a store-bought cabinet from a Danish Furniture Store and added our own custom touches.
Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
This project is an hassle-free way to update old furniture or to use discount centers for the base supplies.
Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
A stain brings out the striped grain of the pallet wood.
Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
We will make pallet wood doors eventually, but for now, we used the original cabinet doors.
Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
One door was used to create a shelf. The hairpin legs give the project a retro look that we enjoy!

Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes

Coolsville Retro Pallet Cabinet From Besta Unit Pallet Cabinets & Wardrobes
The second door became a shelf.

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