1001 Pallets https://www.1001pallets.com Your online ressource for recycled & upcycled wooden pallets! Sun, 28 May 2017 19:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-favicon-big-150x150.png 1001 Pallets https://www.1001pallets.com 32 32 https://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-pallets/images/favicon-package/apple-touch-icon-180x180.png https://www.1001pallets.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-pallets/images/logo-pallet.png #8D6119 Pallet Crafter Interview #21: David Prates https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-crafter-interview-21-david-prates/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-crafter-interview-21-david-prates/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 19:40:20 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37318

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Today, we had the chance to ask some questions to David Prates who make all kind of originals objects from recycled pallets. If you think you deserve to be featured in the next interview, please, drop us an email.

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

My name is David Prates and I’m happily married to my wife Penni. We have a beautiful daughter named Emily who is nearly 6. I grew up in Tennessee and I currently live in Kentucky.

Why do you craft?

Apart from my career of construction project engineering, I love woodworking and have been crafting on and off for about 10 years. It’s a hobby that I love and enjoy thoroughly.

How did you learn to do wood crafts?

I suppose woodworking sparked an interest with me since I naturally like to be creative through design. I picked up the basics by working as a carpenter early on while I attended college.

How long have you been working with pallets?

To be honest, not long. I traditionally always purchased wood via the local hardware store, but I noticed the potential of repurposed wood by way of pallets through YouTube and was intrigued.

Small Pallet Shelf Displays Essential Oils

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

It may sound silly, but I think repurposed wood has an organic history and character that just can’t be bought.

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

Easy, my table saw! Most of the basic shaping of what I do is done with it. (Editor’s note: watch his videos – he knows how to get the most out of his table saw!)

Are there any brands or products you use that are your favorites? Why?

I like Dewalt and Porter Cable products since they are entry level woodworking tools and most are reasonably priced. However, that’s not to say there aren’t many other brands that are equally as good.

Pallet Wood Diffuser Necklace

How would you describe your crafting style?

Probably rustic, if I had to put a label on it.

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

I think having a YouTube channel and sharing with others has opened all kinds of doors to ordinary DIY folks that are very creative and innovative. It’s easy to woodwork when you have all the expensive toys but the real creativity reflects though those who use the limited tools they have and still produce extraordinary things.

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

I just work out of my garage. lol It’s a perfect space for me. I live in a very friendly neighborhood and it’s not uncommon for someone to step inside my garage and ask, “What are you working on?”.

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

Others! The internet with sites like 1001Pallets has loads of people with unlimited potential.

When do you feel the most creative (are you a night owl or a morning person? Or weekend warrior as examples)?

I usually feel most creative in the morning. I get a cup of coffee in me and I’m ready!

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

There is just something awesome about making it yourself. You can’t buy that feeling. Woodworking is a craft anyone can do and it’s an art that should be cherished.

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

I just love working with wood, any kind of wood. To me it’s almost like clay or metal or any other malleable material. It can be shaped into nearly anything!

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

Build something you like, not what you think someone else may like. In turn, chances are most people will like the same thing. Use what tools you have. Great things can be made with the most basic of tools. Most importantly, learn from watching others.

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

I like my hearing and my sight, so I protect both with PPE.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Buying tools! lol I can never have enough. Ask my wife, as she will attest that you will find me in a hardware store every weekend. If I’m not buying something, I’m at least looking for what I want to buy in the future.

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

I design and engineer for a career so I love to mess with AutoCAD and other designing programs like Sketchup.

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.?

I have found that a Sawzall works best to cut between the slats and the cross bracing. The nails can be then backed out from the slats with a hammer and a punch.

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

Really the only jig I use at this point is a table saw sled. It is great for cross cuts and prevents kick back.

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

Where to start! Scrolling, laths, inlays, dovetail joints and the list goes on.

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

My daughter, but that is an ongoing project! J  In all seriousness, I would say I am most proud of an old-style gas pump I made entirely of wood, with a lit-up display and light globe at the top. I love to have it on in my garage while I work.

Video Tutorial: License Plate Pallet Wood Planter

Video Tutorial: Make Your Own Custom Pallet Wood Stamp

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 David for this interview :)

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Homemade Pallet Bar Creates Great Outdoor Gathering Space https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/homemade-pallet-bar-creates-great-outdoor-gathering-space/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/homemade-pallet-bar-creates-great-outdoor-gathering-space/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 11:05:07 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37302

A homemade bar made out of a recycled pallet (U-shaped for transporting garden tables upright), some old tongue and groove flooring for the bar top, reclaimed pallets and boards for all of the interior shelving and fixings, and finally 6 treated boards for the front ( I couldn't face using smaller boards so for simplicity...).

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I made this Homemade Pallet Bar with both pallet wood and other reclaimed wood pieces. I also had to buy some wood because I wanted a certain look across the front of the bar.

Make good use of your upcycled wood and pallets – create your own version of a Homemade Pallet Bar!

First, I added some strength to the original pallet that forms the front frame. I simply added some supports on each side to frame out my structure. Next, I proceeded to cover the front using six lengths of treated pine decking. I didn’t want to use smaller reclaimed pieces because I wanted a certain look, and strength of long lengths of wood.

Next, I affixed the interior shelves. Fortunately for me, the structure of the pallet already had supports in place that I could attach my reclaimed boards to. I created a lip on the shelves to stop bottles or glasses falling into the spaces between the shelves. I have four shelves on the right-hand side of the bar, with the left-hand side left open for a bin. Additionally, I left an ample space to allow easy access to the bin or for storage of supplies.

Finally, I fixed the tongue and groove bar top. I finish-sanded everything and applied a coat of varnish to seal. Presto! A perfect piece of garden furniture fit for evening drinks or a family BBQ!




With a great outdoor bar like this, you only need a Pallet Bottle Cap Catcher!

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16 Memorial Day Pallet Project Ideas 2017 https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/memorial-day-pallet-project-ideas-2017/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/memorial-day-pallet-project-ideas-2017/#comments Sun, 28 May 2017 01:00:05 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=38042

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There’s a holiday approaching, so after remembering our fallen military service persons, you may want to have some fun and build one of these great Memorial Day Pallet Project Ideas!

We’ve got lots of Memorial Day Pallet Project Ideas – from easy to challenging!

Here’s a project that you can have the kids help (or complete the vast majority of it as you supervise). Make yourself a Patriotic Pallet Flag / Yard Decoration!


Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve! Put it on a Pallet Flag Yard Decoration instead!

Here’s a great Pallet Adirondack Patio Set that is painted with a patriotic theme!


Make yourself a comfy pallet Adirondack-style chair and then paint a little pallet side table with a flag theme and you’re ready for Memorial Day Relaxation!

Of course, you can show your country’s colors AND show the world who your favorite superhero is too…


Combine your favorite superhero logo with your flag’s colors, and you’ve got a fun piece of yard art (or indoor art) perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any other family gathering!

We’ve got a DIY Video Tutorial for this Patriotic Woodburned Flag!


This isn’t just for a weekend party – this is gorgeous anywhere, anytime! <3

Perhaps you need a place to place that icy cold celebratory beverage? This Patriotic Coffee Table would be just the thing!


Show your military unit pride with a flag wall art (or even a coffee table top) piece like this one. Just insert your unit’s motto, logo, or other insignias. Stencils are easy to make nowadays.

Here’s one of the great Patriotic Pallet Project Ideas that would be great to display year-round – this Patriotic Star Wall Art!


This Memorial Day Pallet Project Idea would be excellent to adapt as a display case for medals, memorabilia, old photos and more of your fallen military service family member.

Everything patriotic doesn’t have to be a flag or painted to resemble a flag. How about just using the colors of your flag for a great Pallet Lounge Set?


Here’s a subtle way to display your country pride with your flag’s colors as a decorative theme!

Decorate for that Memorial Day Gathering the easy way – with a cute Pallet Fence all tricked out in a patriotic theme!


You don’t have to be using up all of your long weekends on a project. Just make a Pallet Memorial Day decoration and have a party instead.

If your loved one was a military airman (or woman), then make a Patriotic Aviation Wall Art piece!


The plane depicted in this cut-out flag is an A-10 Warthog. :D

Make a Pallet Flag that is a work of art, too!


We Want You to make your own Memorial Day Pallet Project Ideas!

Gone Fishin’ in Patriotic Style with this Pallet Fishing Chair!


Gone fishin’! This handy dual-purpose gardening or fishing chair can help you memorialize those in your own way – by enjoying some garden time or some fishing!

Make a cute Pallet Garden Flag to show your support!


This is a fun idea that could be done quickly – and involve the kids – or grandkids!

This Military-Themed Pallet Table is pretty cool, too!


You could customize this idea to describe the location(s) your favorite service person has been, or to tell a story about military life!

This is an inspired idea for any military service person in your family – and a great way to memorialize them too – with this Where Has The Military Taken Me sign for your home decor ideas.

Of course, our list of Memorial Day Pallet Project Ideas wouldn’t be complete without a Rustic Pallet Flag. This crafter came up with a unique way to address the stars – and no painting required!


Brilliant – no painting involved whatsoever if you use oak and pine. ;D

Which branch of the service did it best? So far, the only one representing is the Navy… Guess this is a challenge to the Army, Marines & Air Force to come up with their own Military-Themed Pallet Bars! :D


If you’re going to do it, go big like this outrageous Navy-themed Kegerator. That’s a party in a box!

Here’s another fun Holiday-Themed Home Decor idea for you!

Editor’s Note: Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

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Diy Video Tutorial: Fun Pallet Toilet Paper Tree https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-video-tutorial-fun-pallet-toilet-paper-tree/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-video-tutorial-fun-pallet-toilet-paper-tree/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 19:23:41 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37218

You've got too much toilet paper rolls in your bathroom? Do you like the trees? You've got a pallet? I have a solution for you :)

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Make your bathroom an adventure your little ones will love to “go” to! Wouldn’t this Fun Pallet Toilet Paper Tree make an excellent start to a themed bathroom for your kids? It could even help with potty training, and it’s a simple project to make with only one pallet!

This Fun Pallet Toilet Paper Tree is a brilliant idea to make T.P. storage interesting and accessible, but could be converted to a coat rack too!

First, find a pallet and break it down into pieces. Remove the nails or fasteners. Next, sand the boards. Use a long pallet to form the trunk of the tree, and then just have fun, following any organic shape you want. If it’s not perfect, that’s probably better! Attach the boards together with dowels and glue, and secure with screws. Continue building your tree until it is the desired shape and size for your room. Create a base with one stringer end. Primer and paint the tree, or stain it to your liking. This would be a great project to involve the kids! You could even have them help choose the branch layout. Brilliant!










Continue renovating that bathroom with a durable, attractive Pallet Bathroom Sink Vanity!

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Backyard Pallet Garden Bar Will Get Parties Started! https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/backyard-pallet-garden-bar-will-get-parties-started/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/backyard-pallet-garden-bar-will-get-parties-started/#comments Sat, 27 May 2017 11:31:37 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37207

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Make your backyard into party central with this Pallet Garden Bar! You only need 6 pallets and some scrap plywood. You can add some class and even use some laminate material to cover the plywood (or pallet base) for the counters.

Make events even more special with this fun Backyard Pallet Garden Bar that you can build in one day!

The sides are a pallet that I cut in half. The front of the bar was made by removing the lower deck boards from the remaining pallets. Then, use those boards to fill in the gaps so that the front is solid. A scrap board and pallet block created a little shelf for some coffee cups.






If you don’t have a patio area, MAKE ONE FROM PALLETS! Here’s a great idea for a backyard patio deck!

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Build Your Own Stunning Sliding Pallet Barn Doors! https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/build-stunning-sliding-pallet-barn-doors/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/build-stunning-sliding-pallet-barn-doors/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 19:39:16 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37739

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I wanted to make a set of sliding doors for the closet in this room because the bed is so far over that it gets in the way of opening the closet door. The perfect solution was to create a pair of Sliding Pallet Barn Doors! And with a Stanley Hardware Sliding Barn Door Hardware kit, it was easy.

Editor’s note: Please see our page on Workshop Safety whenever making any of your awesome pallet projects. ALWAYS wear all protective gear as recommended by the manufacturers, and ALWAYS wear eye protection!

These Sliding Pallet Barn Doors would look great in an office, in closets, or anywhere you have clearance issues with furniture.

This set of rustic barn doors features a diamond-shaped trim overlay and beautiful Stanley Hardware provided by Stanley Hardware, as well as a rich brown stain by PureColorInc.com. I installed the doors with a decorative interior sliding door kit that was very easy to use. These doors address clearance issues and make my hobby room more functional. Although I had a few learning curves, I’m very pleased with the design and outcome.

Supplies needed to build your own set of Sliding Pallet Barn Doors:

  • Two sets of this – N186-960 920   Decorative Interior Sliding Door Hardware Kit 72” Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Two each – N187-010  V1000  Bar Pull 10” Handles Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Screws (ok to use indoor, decorative screws on interior doors) – adjust to the thickness of the wood you’re using
  • Stain – any color(s) you like; I used stains by Pure Color Inc.
  • The sealant of your choice – polyurethane, varnish, etc.
  • 4’ x 8’ ½” thick plywood sheet
  • 3-4 pallets, dismantled, nails removed and sanded (or planned) to the smoothness you prefer.

Planning out your project: Don’t be afraid to revise your ideas! I had to adjust my Pallet Barn Doors!

The original closet door measured 24” wide, with 19” clearance on one wall and only 14” clearance on the other wall. I had to make two narrow doors because I couldn’t make the rail for the sliding rail system stick out past where the wall stopped. I made the doors the size of the opening, but the next set I’ll make about 3 – 4” wider than the opening for aesthetics. When removing the door frame, the opening will be much larger, so take that into consideration. I ended up revising my drawing and ideas a few times during this process and learned quite a bit from this project. Here is my drawing of my project:

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Even though they’re called Sliding Pallet Barn Doors, you can use them in any room – instead of an expensive (and sometimes difficult) pocket door. Close these easily to separate your rooms, in place of closet or bedroom doors, or as actual barn doors!

Removing the Original Door Frame: Prepping for your Pallet Barn Doors

This is what the door opening looks like with the original door frame removed. I attached some of the new trim already in this photo. I stained and applied varnish to the pallet trim boards in advance to reduce odors.

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A picture of the exposed door frame with some of the trim I was installing to cover it.

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Typical stick-framing uses 2”x4” boards (actually around 1.5” x 3.5” unless it is old timber), so that’s why 3-4” wider would be appropriate. You’ll also need to add a little height to the door for the same reason, and more if your door has a threshold.

Don’t Get Warped: Prepping the wood up for my Pallet Barn Doors project & handy tips I learned:

I selected my pallet wood and thoroughly removed all nails and staples. If you rush this step, you’ll be buying new planer blades if you use a power planer! If you don’t have a planer, just sand it instead.

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Picking out and prepping the pallet wood – I carefully removed all the nails and staples.

Lesson learned: Store your plywood flat. I stacked the plywood vertically, and it WARPED! This caused some assembly issues later when I tried to straighten it all by screwing it in place. I hoped that this would straighten everything, but it actually began warping the pallet boards! Then I tried to hold the doors down flat with bricks and cinder blocks. It wasn’t a perfect fix on the first try. Don’t fight the warp – just put your plywood flat in the first place!

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Just a little warped!

Laying out your Sliding Pallet Barn Doors – Try it out first & adjust fit as necessary.

I measured the width of the nicest pallet wood I wanted to use as trim and then drew out a pattern on the plywood to start. Next, I cut the angles necessary and kept those pieces flat on the ground where they wouldn’t get disturbed (or used in error). Next, I laid out the rest of the wood on top of the plywood, installing them with screws after staggering the joints a bit. I didn’t screw on the trim yet. Be sure to check the length of your screws. Mine were too long, and I ended up having to grind off the excess with an electric angle grinder. It worked fine, but it’s extra work I could’ve avoided.

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This is one of the doors, cut to the dimensions on my drawing. I found the two center points (both horizontal and vertical) and then figured out how big of a diamond-shape I wanted by playing around with a few pieces of wood at first. Once I decided approximately how big of a diamond-shape I wanted, I drew it out.
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A close-up of the boards I selected for the trim. I loved the grain!
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After I had done my drawing for the pattern, I cut the trim pieces and set them aside, leaving them in the shape/orientation they needed to be in order to have tight-fitting joints. I stored them flat (haha), and began installing boards onto the doors.

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My little OOPS moment. I used screws that were a bit too long, and they came out through the back. I used an electric angle grinder to cut them off flush.
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The handy-dandy, fix-everything, problem-solving, electric angle grinder. It should be in every woman’s arsenal.
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I like the look of the joints being staggered a little bit, but wanted the smaller pieces towards the bottom.

Add some color to your room décor – These Sliding Pallet Barn Doors feature two tones for interest

I put all the boards on the plywood, and stained it.  The stain was a mixture of a bunch of small amounts of stain from Pure Color, Inc. that I custom-blended until I liked the tone. However, I found out I had only mixed enough for one door! I thought of several expletives (and probably said some too). So, I started mixing once again, and this time not only did I match it, but I made enough to do both doors on both sides, as well as the entire door trim. I used a silvery-gray stain on the decorative trim, and after it was dry, I attached it to the doors (after straightening the warp out).

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A door with stain and varnish applied. Now I’m installing the handles.
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One finished door.

What if you do encounter problems in your DIY Pallet Project? Adapt your project like I did on these warped Sliding Pallet Barn Doors!

I realized the doors were still really warped after I finished staining them. I had hoped the moisture from the stain would help allow the wood to relax a bit.  First, I stacked the doors up on scrap pallet blocks, but they didn’t sag back down. Next, I tried using the bricks.  I left them two days this way, and it was still warped, but not nearly as much as before.  Maybe it will work itself out, right? Finally, I flipped the doors over the other direction, stacked them on spare bricks and weighted them down in the centers. It finally straightened the doors out. Just don’t give up! Finally, I attached the handles and varnished both doors with several coats of Minwax Satin Polyurethane Varnish.

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My first attempt to straighten the doors. I’d stained the doors, but they were still curled like potato chips, so I put bricks on both ends to hold the doors flat. First, I left them like this for two days, but they still weren’t flat. I had to take the next step . . .
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I finally resorted to flipping the doors over face-down and applying a bit of pressure – a stack of bricks. Then… I waited and checked them daily. Once they were bent back to approximately straight, I freed them from the brick-torture. :)

Finishing out the door frame on my Sliding Pallet Barn Doors

I cut and fit the boards to the frame, stained them and allowed them to dry. When they were dry, I installed them into the door frame so I could begin installing the sliding door kit. To install the door slider floor guide, I had to think fast. I couldn’t screw in the wood because it is some kind of laminate floor on top of concrete.  Instead, I used Power Grab Construction Adhesive and glued it down.  There is a board within the door frame on the floor, and then in front of the door, I put another board. This is necessary because there has to be wood to screw in the floor guides for the doors. I made that piece the full width of the wall in that space.

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Be willing to adapt-on-the-fly! I had to improvise when I realized I had to have a bottom board for the bottom guide rail. I used Power Grab Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive, and it worked like a charm.
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Trimming out my doorway.
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I also had to add a header board for the top rail to install to.
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This is a view looking down at the floor. These little guides keep the doors from just flopping front-to-back when you grab the handle. They’re an important safety piece, so you don’t accidentally pull too hard and pull the door entirely off of the top rail!
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The door guides are those small black things in the lower corner of the door. They are just little bumpers to keep the doors from swinging out or pushing in. They have enough clearance to let the doors slide side-to-side easily.
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The doors are done.  It is time to install the hardware and get them installed in my room!

Installing the hardware on my Sliding Pallet Doors – you may have to modify the kit to your door frame

Be sure to read the directions thoroughly, as you may need to modify installation for your needs. I read them about four times to figure out how to put up the rail. I had to modify it due to the short length/width of the wall there at the door.  The area is 54”, gap and the rail is 72”.  We cut the rail using a reciprocating saw, and sanded the sharp edges that were left.  Also, that meant that the installation holes weren’t where I needed them. So, I clamped the steel rail in my drill press and drilled the holes for attaching it to the wall.  Next, I sprayed it with flat black paint so there wouldn’t be silver showing where I drilled and sawed.

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When you get all the hardware installed, here is what it should look like. :D
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Close-up of the hardware stack-up. I set the hardware out in rows before I installed it to keep it in order.
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Another view of the door hardware. I used nuts to fill some of the gaps.
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Here are the end bumpers on the top rail. The kit is actually pretty easy to assemble – but read the directions a couple of times first, so you have a good idea of the steps. Lay out your hardware clearly somewhere that you will not spill it. :)

Installing the hardware on my Sliding Pallet Doors – part 2:

There are spacers that make room for the rollers between the rail and the wall.  It is all in the directions, but take a moment to just lay out all the hardware to get an idea of what you’re doing. Be sure and use a level to get the rail straight.  The rails have stops that go onto the rail before attaching above the door opening. Be sure you don’t open the door right off of the rail.  Then I had to attach the hardware to the tops of the doors.  Measure, drill, bolt up…..but I had to adjust to being perfect.  Remember, I am working with pallet wood, on top of the fact that getting anything squared out is next to impossible for me. Install the floor guides and the roller hardware. Finally, heft the doors up in place (protect your back!), and you’ve got an amazing set of sliding barn doors!

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My COMPLETED DOOR PROJECT! Woo-hoo! Here is what the doors look like when they are open.
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Just a close-up so you can see the completed doors, with the beautiful Stanley Hardware, installed, and hanging in my room!
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When have pallets ever looked better? I am very happy with this project. Also, I learned a few things, like adjusting the width, and how to adapt a “one-size-fits-all” kit to really fit all of my needs.
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I love this Stanley Hardware Sliding Barn Door Kit. It is rustic but still is neat and beautiful. The oil-rubbed bronze color goes great with the brown and silvery stains I had on hand, and against the color of the wall too.

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Diamond Pattern Pallet Barn Door https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diamond-pattern-pallet-barn-door/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diamond-pattern-pallet-barn-door/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 11:58:53 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37244

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I made this Diamond Pattern Pallet Barn Door in three layers. The inside layer is 1″ x 6″ pine boards stained a carbon gray. I made the middle layer using pallet boards I cut in a diamond pattern. Then, I belted it with more of the 1″ x 6″ pine.  The outermost layer is the western cedar strapping.

This Diamond Pattern Pallet Barn Door would be amazing on indoor projects too!

There are no measurements, as you’ll have to make the door to fit the door opening size at your home or shed.





Here’s another idea for your barn or garage – some Pallet Shelves.

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Game Room Pallet Sectional Sofa https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/game-room-pallet-sectional-sofa/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/game-room-pallet-sectional-sofa/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 19:33:20 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37159

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I made this very large Pallet Sectional Sofa for my game room. I had to cut this sofa into two pieces to fit it into the game room. Then, I reassembled it, and we were good to go! It measures 9′ on the long side 6′ on the sort. Additionally, I cut the backrest to be 2′ high, and the sofa is all upcycled wood.

Lucky enough to have a game room or man cave? Then you need this terrific Pallet Sectional Sofa!

I used about 90% pallet wood. I made the rest by using reclaimed wood that found. The wood came from a few old box springs and an old bookshelf we weren’t using anymore. The last piece was some leftover plywood. It all went together with some 2″ 1″1/2″ sheetrock screws I already had. Built it right on the ground in my back yard. Cut it in two pieces and brought it into our game room and here it sits.



Here’s an idea for YOUR game room (or man cave) – a nice twist on a Coffee Table.

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Pallet Wood Planter Boxes https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-wood-planter-boxes/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-wood-planter-boxes/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 19:24:35 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37196

Easy pallet wood boxes for planting flowers or vegetables.

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A lady from our church asked me to make her some large Pallet Wood Planter Boxes for her patio. She wanted to plant flowers on them and place them on her patio. They were easy to build and consisted entirely of pallet wood. A person could make them to any size they needed to suit their needs.

Pallet Wood Planter Boxes for your front porch, patio, or another garden area. If you make large planter boxes, consider putting them on wheels!

I built a simple frame and then attached the deck boards that I cut to the proper length. Since they will be outside, I used deck screws to fasten the boards together, and after I had completed them, I applied two coats of outdoor polyurethane. To construct the pallets I used my cordless drill, and my miter saw. A simple design, and except for the cost of the screws, free of cost. If you tried to buy similar ones at the home and garden centers, you’d pay a LOT. Plus, you’re upcycling!

You can line it, or just use it to place pre-potted flowers into. The options are just about endless!




Now that you’re beautifying your outdoor area, here’s an idea for a Locking Storage Bench!

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Pallet Television Stand Entertainment Center https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-television-stand-entertainment-center/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-television-stand-entertainment-center/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 19:59:22 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37203

Three shelf pallet wood tv stand/entertainment center.

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Someone asked me if I could make them a Pallet Television Stand Entertainment Center,  so I searched for some ideas. I found several ideas on 1001pallets that I slightly modified and built to the size she needed.

This Pallet Television Stand could be a handy side table or even a gaming center!

Additionally, I had to purchase four 6′ 1″ x 4″s. I used them for the front and back shelf supports, and for the middle and bottom shelves. Everything else used was pallet wood. She asked for hers to be 36″ high by 54″ wide and 17″ deep. I used 2″ and 2 1/2″ screws to build the frame and 1 1/4″ trim nails and wood glue to attach the deck boards as shelves. As you can see from one of the photos I happened to have two deck boards that had some large knot holes in them. I used them for the top shelf and installed them with the holes near the back so there would be a place to run the wires and cables for the television and DVD player and any other electronics.

Maybe make a Pallet Television Stand for your man cave or woman cave?

The tools used were my table saw, miter saw, hammer, and cordless drill for construction. I sanded and stained the stand, but didn’t apply any polyurethane in order to keep a more rustic look.





Great job – you’ll be hosting parties quickly – better make yourself a nice Coffee Table to hold those snacks and beverages! :D

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Red Pallet Garden Bench For Outdoor Relaxing https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/red-pallet-garden-bench-outdoor-relaxing/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/red-pallet-garden-bench-outdoor-relaxing/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 19:37:21 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37191

I was wondering what I could do with this robust red pallet... and I wanted to test an impact driver.

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I created this Red Pallet Garden Bench by simply cutting a red pallet into two pieces lengthwise. I made two frames for the feet and armrest by sandwiching several leftover deck boards for a sturdy and stylish look.

You only need a few basic tools to make this Red Pallet Garden Bench for your garden area!

First, cut a single pallet into two pieces lengthwise. Next, add an extra deck board along one edge of the seat rest, and on the back edge. These will provide support and extra places to secure the backrest too. Secure at any angle you prefer. Sand down edges and surfaces to remove any splinters. See my photos to recreate the frames/armrests. I stacked three boards but staggered the joints so that the frames are screwed along multiple points and will provide years of sturdy, safe support.


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24 Ideas To Make Your Outdoor Living Areas Spectacular Using Pallets https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/make-outdoor-living-areas-spectacular-using-pallets/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/make-outdoor-living-areas-spectacular-using-pallets/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 19:12:12 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37674

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It’s Springtime, and time to get outdoors! After you get those gardens planted and the yard spruced up, you need a gorgeous place to relax and enjoy your hard work! We’re here to help you Make Your Outdoor Living Areas Spectacular Using Pallets!

Here’s an easy and clever way to create comfortable Make Outdoor Living Areas – a Pallet Deck!


This is a great DIY Pallet Project – tame your back yard and create a great space to enjoy time with your family and friends while staying on a budget!

Get rid of that rickety little three-step back porch, and put in a stunning Backyard Deck like this one!


This stunning Pallet Project has several different levels in this back deck, as well as a great set of pallet furniture to compliment it.

But what if you live in an urban area and only have a rooftop? No worries! Look at this Pallet Rooftop Terrace Lounge and you may consider moving INTO the city!


A beautiful way to turn any dull or unused space into a gorgeous Pallet Terrace!

If you already have a porch or patio but need a Pallet Bench, Pallet Chair, or Pallet Sofa, we have hundreds of ideas. Here’s a terrific Pallet Terrace Set to inspire you!


A Pallet Sofa, Pallet Planters, Pallet Coffee Table and Pallet Side Tables never looked better!

Add some color to your Outdoor Living Areas with a simple Pallet Deck and Planter set!


This Pallet Deck is a simple idea, and could be incorporated in many small spaces. Add a few pallet planters, and you will have your own outdoor oasis!

To live, you’ve got to eat, so you will absolutely need a BBQ Side Table!


Nothing worse than the excitement of grilling, and you hurry outdoors to put the pile of goodies on your tray down onto the barbecue, but you have no side table! Fret no more! Make a handy BBQ accompanying table like this one and be ready for any occasion!

Pallet Terraces and Decks can look elegant and contemporary, too! Outdoor Living Areas like these will make going indoors a difficult choice!


Improve the view with some Pallet Planters. Staggering the height and painting everything white really added a touch of class and visual interest!

Redo or create a Pallet Balcony to enjoy the outdoors on a small scale. Just check with your local planning or code enforcement for regulations first.


You can make a deck out of expensive wood, or have a BIGGER PALLET DECK instead. Top it off with more pallet wood or store-bought if you choose!

Transform your bland courtyard into a beautiful Pallet Paradise!


This courtyard terrace used pallets like a wooden carpet to create a getaway from the urban jungle. Brilliant!

Pallets are Prettier in Pink! This Pink Lounge would be a great Woman’s Cave!


Dress up some Pallet Sofas and a Pallet Table with bright, fluffy cushions and throw pillows!

Here’s another great Pallet Deck to make your outdoor living areas more comfortable.


An Outdoor Living Area does not need to be huge. This smaller-sized Pallet Backyard Deck is great for a couple – and their furry friends of course.

Make a Covered Pallet Terrace area to give you a shady place to enjoy your Outdoor Living Area without being too hot or getting sunburned!


Add a bit of whimsy by using the natural patterning of Pallets and face the wood in different directions. This is a great idea to make an existing cement or tiled area in the back yard a functional and useful Outdoor Living Area for any gathering!

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Sleek Pallet Loveseat Set https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/sleek-pallet-loveseat-set/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/sleek-pallet-loveseat-set/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 11:44:42 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37135

I wanted to create something different so decided on making my own chairs and table using 4 and a half pallets!

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My first pallet project: this Sleek Pallet Loveseat Set! I got five pallets and made this set by building a box and then building up and around from there.

This Sleek Pallet Loveseat Set would look just as terrific in a living room or on a terrace!

After I had built the main seat box, I built the seat back to the same width. I created frames for both arms (sides) of the chairs, and they fit snugly to the seatback. Then I added deck boards to fill in all surfaces with a snug fit. The table is another little box, but then I added legs on the inside. I stained and varnished the set, and I’m very happy with my first pallet project!

Editor’s note: Great job for your first project! We look forward to much more!!! Happy Palleting!

With this great loveseat set, you only need a Picnic Table to have a great place for family gatherings!

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Diy Drawing: Make This Drum/Pallet Rocking Chair https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-drawing-make-drumpallet-rocking-chair/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-drawing-make-drumpallet-rocking-chair/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 04:49:26 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37124

Football themed rocking chair created from an old pallet and a Cable drum which includes ammunition boxes which double as cold storage for cans of beer.

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I made this Drum/Pallet Rocking Chair from an old pine cable drum And a pallet! As my previous career was as a mechanical design draftsman I was able to 3d model the chair and get a center of gravity that suits me.

Make this Drum/Pallet Rocking Chair for your man cave, outdoor living areas, or even an office!

I added two spring-loaded plungers on the back of the chair to prevent tipping. The cable drum measured 110cm outside diameter, and the pallet was stripped down and cut to a comfortable width. I also included a snack drawer and 2 ammunition boxes mounted to the sides in this drawing. These can hold 4 cans each with an ice container at the bottom of each to keep the cans cold. There is also storage at the rear of the seat to hold 10 more cans. Truly a party in one awesome chair!

Brilliant – a party beneath your seat!!! Now you need an awesome Coffee Table to go with this project!








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Poolside Pallet Living Room Set https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/poolside-pallet-living-room-set/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/poolside-pallet-living-room-set/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 19:59:53 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37148

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I made this Pallet Living Room Set using about 15 pallets. I finished it out in Greek colors using a good-quality exterior paint. It is a simple idea, but with a couple of things that I think set it apart.

Make your own Poolside Pallet Living Room Set, or use it anywhere you need a beautiful garden lounge set!

This set is composed of a long sofa, two loveseat-sized seats, and a roomy coffee table. I made the bottom portion of the sofa using six pallets. I stacked them two high and then secured them together with screws. Next, I stacked the three sets side-by-side and attached them together with more deck boards. You can adapt the size to any length you want, and the easiest way is to cut them at a center stringer set, leaving sets of blocks intact. I filled in the gaps on the top deck with extra deck boards. You may have to trim some boards down to fit the way you want. To complete the side and back, separate the upper and lower decks, leaving the top deck intact. Secure those to the sides and back of your couch with more screws. Additionally, secure the sides to the back.

This Poolside Pallet Living Room Set is adaptable – and make it party-ready with a set of locking caster wheels!

To create the loveseats, repeat the process as listed for the sofa, but use one stacked set of pallets, or cut them down further for individual chairs. Attach the sides and back like for the sofa and secure everything with screws.  The coffee table is also a stacked set of pallets, but to prevent hitting your legs on the pointy corners, I cut them down with a power saw. Round them over as much (or little) as you want. Finally, stain or paint everything (or seal it with an outdoor UV-resistant polyurethane or varnish), and add cushions to your liking!










With a great sofa set like this, you’ll need an excellent little Garden Shed to store the cushions over the winter!

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2-hour Easy Pallet Outdoor Chair https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/2-hour-easy-pallet-outdoor-chair/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/2-hour-easy-pallet-outdoor-chair/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 11:32:26 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37088

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I made my Easy Pallet Outdoor Chair using two pallets, and finished it in only 2 hours! I designed an easy version of a classic Adirondack Chair and purposely used beautiful “defects” to feature on the armrests and seat back. Additionally, I avoided having to make a lot of complicated angles to slope the chair for comfort.

Make your own Easy Pallet Outdoor Chair for your outdoor areas, patio, deck, or for extra party decor seating!

First, I cut two stringer boards to the length I wanted – seat depth plus the rear leg length. This can be varied to your needs. Next, I cut another stringer to the inside width of the seat and secured it from the outside through the stringer legs. This piece allows you to install the seat and seatback slats, so use a sturdy board! I cut another stringer board for the seatback support, and cut it wide enough to mount the arm rests too. Add another deck board higher up to support the seatback. Scraps of stringers were used to provide additional support under the armrests. Add deck boards to the seat and seatback, and angle the tops of the seatback slats any way you want. Same with spacing – have the boards close or spaced a bit to your liking!


With a great chair like this, now you need to make a Pallet Bar!

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Ornamental Pallet Vertical Shade Garden https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/ornamental-pallet-vertical-shade-garden/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/ornamental-pallet-vertical-shade-garden/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 19:17:38 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37081

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Shady plants deserve their time in the “sun” too! I wanted a way to feature some of my shade-loving plants, and came up with this Pallet Vertical Shade Garden! All the materials were lying around our property.

This easy and decorative Ornamental Pallet Vertical Shade Garden can be built in only a few hours!

Materials I used:

  • 1 pallet (notice I cut two of the bottom deck boards along the center stringer)
  • 5 to 7 old fence boards or extra pallet boards
  • Upcycled nails
  • Weed barrier
  • Potting soil

First, I cleaned up an old pallet I had in the yard. Next, I cut two of the bottom deck boards at the center stringer and removed them. I cut them in a decorative pattern, but adjust to your plant types. Then I upcycled some old fence planks that I sanded to remove dirt and splinters. The planks were attached to the top of the pallet to fill in the gaps. You may have to pull a couple of the top deck boards off and rearrange to your needs. I used those cut-off pieces (trimmed down to fit) to create the bottom of the planter boxes. I cut two more pieces to fill in all the planters. Sand any areas you need.

Have fun and make this Pallet Vertical Shade Garden in any configuration you want!

Now would be a great time to seal the wood with a sealant of your choice – or not. That’s the beauty of pallet crafting! Line the planter boxes with weed barrier to keep the dirt from washing out. Leave enough extra to fold over at the edges so you can nail or staple it in place and to prevent tearing. Be sure you push the barrier down into the corners so when you fill it with dirt, the barrier doesn’t tear free. Place the planter where you want it before you add potting mix! It gets heavy quickly. Fill with your favorite potting soil mix, add your shade-loving plants, and enjoy!




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Pallet Bar Stool / Tall Bar Chair https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-bar-stool-tall-bar-chair/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-bar-stool-tall-bar-chair/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 19:53:44 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37050

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I made this sturdy and comfortable Pallet Bar Stool out of just two pallets! I built this chair to be a little larger in size and height. You’ll need to adapt it to the dimensions that suit you. It measures as follows: height with backrest 113 cm, the height of seat 80 cm, width and length of the sitting 46 cm.

This sturdy and attractive Pallet Bar Stool is worthy of an excellent man cave, or a beautiful kitchen area too!

I planed all of the boards first after thoroughly removing any nails/metal. I used the screws to connect everything together. It took about 8 hours to make the chair. The legs of the chair I cut the from 6.5 cm thick deck boards. The seat back and seat areas, as well as the additional supports, make this chair quite stable and sturdy.





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Pallet Dismantling Bar Comparative Review https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-dismantling-bar-comparative-review/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-dismantling-bar-comparative-review/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 14:46:38 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37930

Following our various posts presenting some bars to dismantle pallets (here and there), we always have many requests for advice […]

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Following our various posts presenting some bars to dismantle pallets (here and there), we always have many requests for advice on these tools, and you always ask us where to buy them. So we decided to kill two birds with one stone and to provide you with Pallet Dismantling Bar Comparative Review. We’ve compiled a selection of the commercial tools that are available, along with the links to buy them. We focused on models that bring ingenious solutions, and have prices from between 35 and 150 dollars. The various tools are not presented in any particular order, and we’re not recommending one over the other.

Review of the first Pallet Dismantling Bar: the Duckbill Deck Wrecker

You can find several styles of deck wreckers.  Here are some highlights on the Duckbill Deck Wrecker or the simple Cats Paw Deck Wrecker. They are functional and do the job, but some users point out that they are a bit rigid, and the forks are often narrow and/or short. So although they have good ratings on THD or Amazon, they will be more likely to break the planks instead of pulling them loose cleanly. But, this particular tool is designed to dismantle old decks fast.  As pallet crafters, we’re usually looking to be able to remove the deck boards as cleanly as possible, without breaking them. As a consequence, depending on the pallet type and quality, using these tools can easily break the wooden boards and be counterproductive.

Pallet Dismantling Bar - This pallet breaker bar has shorter forks and breaks more boards.

 The Cats Paw Deck Wrecker is one of the cheapest and is sold around 50$ on TDH (while strangely, it’s around US$100 on Amazon). The Duckbill Deck Wrecker is sold around US $75 and seems a better choice for us. We do not use this type of tool since half of the board can break while dismantling our pallets.

Here below is a short video using the Duckbill Pallet Dismantling Bar:

Review of the second Pallet Dismantling Bar: The Roughneck Demolition & Lifting Bar

Pallet Dismantling Bar2 - another variety of pallet breaker bar.

This one is one of the cheapest we found. It has all the basic elements to do the job. The longer forks will help reduce the amount of broken boards (compared to the previous model). It is sold around US$30 (delivery included).

Review of the third Pallet Dismantling Bar: Bull Bar™ by Crescent®

This one has a truly interesting feature: the variable angle between the teeth and the handle. Innovation and uniqueness have a cost since the product is sold for almost 100 dollars! This feature will help in not breaking the board while dismantling your pallet. We also love the integrated nail remover!

Review of the fourth Pallet Dismantling Bar: The Vestil SKB-DLX

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This product is quite interesting because of its unique features, and represents, in our opinion, the best compromise. The Vestil SKB-DLX provides two support forks on each side, instead of just one. As a result, the wood is much less marked, and the boards are less likely to break. Moreover, it is one of the only ones to offer an angle of work close to 90 ° which in use is better for small spaces and the back of the crafter.

It also has a very ingenious rotary system you will notice in the video.  The Vestil SKB-DLX  is the one we advise since it’s the best trade-off for us. It is sold for around 80 dollars.

Comparison of all Pallet Dismantling Bar tools:

In conclusion, here is a summary of all the dismantling bars we’ve compared. If you are using another model that is worth being here, or if you made your own, we’d be interested in sharing your tutorial here, so that the other crafters can make one on their own.

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Multi-shelf Pallet Bookcase https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/multi-shelf-pallet-bookcase/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/multi-shelf-pallet-bookcase/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 19:46:15 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37041

I made this Multi-Shelf Pallet Bookcase entirely out of pallet wood. The dimensions are 125cm wide, 80cm tall and 42cm […]

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I made this Multi-Shelf Pallet Bookcase entirely out of pallet wood. The dimensions are 125cm wide, 80cm tall and 42cm deep. I used a circular saw, jigsaw, orbital sander, hammer, screwdriver, nails, and screws. It is finished with an interior dark oak varnish.

Have books, CDs, audio-visual equipment, gaming devices or hobby craft you need to organize? Build a Multi-Shelf Pallet Bookcase!





Now how about a gorgeous Coffee Table?

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One, Two, Three Pallet Bars! https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/one-two-three-pallet-bars/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/one-two-three-pallet-bars/#comments Tue, 16 May 2017 19:37:02 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37035

Not one, or two, but Three Pallet Bars to inspire your party decor!! These Pallet Bars come in many different designs. […]

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Not one, or two, but Three Pallet Bars to inspire your party decor!! These Pallet Bars come in many different designs. Some have a roof for outside use, and they’re weather sealed for protection.

These Three Pallet Bars would rock any man cave, backyard, patio, or deck for those parties and family gatherings!

My Feature Pallet Bar was made from 5 pallets, four 2″ x 6″×16′ for the bar table top and shelves from three 2’×12′. I used two 4″ x 4″ x 16′ posts for my  Cantina Bar. I cut the single post into four posts in the height of 7’4″ for headroom. The roof was made from two 2″ x 6″×12′ and two 2″× 4″ for cross members. I cut out one piece of 27″×16′ metal corrugated roof panel for the top for shade and one box of 3″ finish nails, forty-two 4″ deck screws and wood glue for added strength between each piece of wood. Once complete, I used a palm sander on all the edges. Next, I applied weather seal and allowed it to dry for one day. Then I applied a stain. Bring your muscles it’s a heavy lift so if building for yourself build it in place.




Excellent ideas! But now you need some Pallet Bar Stools to go with!

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Video Tutorial: Make Your Own Custom Pallet Wood Stamp https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/video-tutorial-make-custom-pallet-wood-stamp/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/video-tutorial-make-custom-pallet-wood-stamp/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 19:18:00 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37011

This is a rubber stamp made from an old shoe with a handle made of scrap pallet wood!

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This Pallet Wood Stamp is a rubber stamp made from an old shoe with a handle made of scrap pallet wood. It works great and looks great too! Use this idea to make your own custom design!

Pallet Wood Stamp – Check out the Video Tutorial and give it a try!


Great upcycling idea! Add some beautiful Pallet Shelves to your home too!

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Summer 2017: Fun Outdoor DIY Home Projects with Pallets https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/summer-2017-fun-outdoor-diy-home-projects-pallets/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/summer-2017-fun-outdoor-diy-home-projects-pallets/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 11:50:32 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37719

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Anyone who loves to complete DIY projects at home knows that material costs are substantial. Now that the weather is finally changing for the better, most of us have dozens of outdoor projects in the pipeline—but budget and time constraints often leave some projects unfinished. If this sounds familiar, then never fear. Save some of your hard-earned cash and embrace the home design trend of upcycling by creating incredible pieces from inexpensive pallets. Here are some of our favorite outdoor DIY home projects made with pallets to help you get inspired this summer.

Pallet Kids Playhouse


Built by Kids

Pallet Mud Kitchen

If you have children and have ever shopped for backyard play equipment, you’ll be all too familiar with the kinds of price tags that come with name brand playhouses and climbing frames. If you consider yourself to be DIY savvy, you can save tons of money by building a bespoke pallet playhouse that your children will love.


My Creative Days

Pallet Planters/raised beds/vertical gardens

For many people, gardening is a relaxing process that fosters a love for the earth. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on store-bought planters and raised beds for your garden, be kind to the environment by making your own from recycled pallets. We love this kind of project because it couldn’t be simpler and can be adapted to accommodate a garden of any size.


Reusing Old Pallets For Garden Projects

Pallet Deck furniture

Summer and outdoor entertaining go hand in hand, but getting your backyard into shape in time for the barbecue season can be difficult if you’re working on a tight budget. Save some money and inject a bit of your personal style by crafting your own outdoor furniture from pallets: sofas, chairs, loungers, coffee tables, benches, and even bars and stools can all be made from recycled wood and will look far more original than store bought alternatives.

Pallet Trash/recycling enclosure

Although making your own trash and recycling receptacles isn’t the most glamorous DIY project around, you will thank yourself for taking the time to create a home for your outdoor garbage bins. This project can be adapted for one, two, or even three bins, or it can even be altered to house composting materials or other backyard valuables. Don’t forget to stain your pallets first for a finished, high-end look.


Abode

Pallet Outdoor lanterns

If you want to think outside of the box with your next pallet project, why not create your own wooden lanterns to hang or display in your backyard? This particular piece can be as detailed or as basic as you like, but we think it would make a fantastic decorative addition to your outdoor entertaining space. Complete your lantern by adding a vintage oil burner or LED candles to safely create a romantic and cozy mood for your next summer soirée.


Simply Life Design

Pallet Handmade signage

Nothing says DIY home project quite like a handmade sign. While chalkboards and metal signs currently hold the titles of trendiest decorative materials, a sign made from upcycled pallets would give the perfect shabby-chic welcome for your home. Hang your sign on your front porch for everyday use, or change it up and use it for a summer wedding or afternoon tea.


DIY Playbook

Kaitlin Krull is a writer and mom of two girls living the expat life in the UK. She enjoys writing for the solar panel experts at Modernize with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on fun, eco-friendly DIY home projects with confidence.

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Pallet Crafter Interview #20: Jérémy Michel https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-crafter-interview-20-jeremy-michel/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-crafter-interview-20-jeremy-michel/#respond Sun, 14 May 2017 19:57:06 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36893

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Today, we had the chance to interview Jérémy Michel, a Belgian woodworker who make beautiful and original projects out of recycled wooden pallets and reclaimed wood. If you think you deserve to be featured in the next interview, please, drop us an email.

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

I’m Jérémy Michel, a 32 year old Belgian woodworker with a passion for reclaimed wood.

Why do you craft?

It makes me proud of myself. When I craft, I know I’m making something useful and positive but the main reason is: Because I like it!

How did you learn to do wood crafts?

I learned and I’m always learning thanks to relatives, friends, YouTube video and by the famous “Trial and error“. I also took some carpentry lessons.

How long have you been working with pallets?

Five years. In the beginning I started to work with pallets because my girlfriend loves the look of pallet wood. So I built various things for her and the kids, and I enjoyed it!

Darling Little Pallet Playhouse / Cabane Pour Enfant En Bois De Palettes

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

I’m not only working with pallets, I’m working with pallets and reclaimed wood for two main reasons:

  • The Ecological part, we use available resources and we « upcycle » things instead of throwing it in the garbage
  • The aesthetic part: A reclaimed wood had a live before I use it. You can notice it by the cracks, the holes and some defects in the wood. It gives some  character  to the wood.

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

In my workshop: my hammer, my chisel, my sawzall, my planer and my orbital sander.

In my life in general: my kids.

Are there any brands that are your favorites? Why?

Dewalt: Tough, precise and efficient Tools. I’m not a gentleman with the tools I use. I need solid stuff.

Pallet Garden Chair Pair / 2 Fauteuils De Jardins En Palettes

How would you describe your crafting style?

My crafting style evolves with time, but I’m trying for now to go on a modern well finished style.

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

A lot of you tubers like Jimmy Diresta, Laura Kampf, The Samurai Carpenter, Franck Howarth or the Wood Whisperer.

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

My workshop is in my basement/garage. I’m lucky I have a 50 square meter playground. Nice to work with large pieces of furniture like a bed for instance.

Where do you look for inspiration for a new woodcraft?

Books, magazines, (not necessarily woodworking or design books), Pinterest and Etsy mainly.

When do you feel the most creative?

For the design and the ideas, the evening when the kid are in bed. For the work that requires concentration, the morning. Building things is now my job. So my week end is for my family and kids.

Daughter’s First Bed Using Pallets / Un Lit En Palette Sur Roulette

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

Because when you build something, you know exactly how it’s done and what kind of materials are used. Sometimes also because it’s cheaper to do it by yourself. Like I said before, you have a certain kind of pride when you do thing by yourself instead of “simply buying it”.

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

Wood in general and I’m really interested by metal work (I didn’t really start yet).

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

Be patient, protect yourself properly and try and try again until you have the result you want. Pallets are cheap, test different methods to dismantle, try several finishes on the wood, try different assembly methods. Don’t look only on pallet wood artists but also classic woodworkers and any kind of artist.

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

Protect your lung with proper mask. A mask with dust filter cost more or less 30/35 euros, you cannot live without lung. Always use a push stick when you have to go next to blade. My middle finger is 3 mm shorter because of a Joiner blade. I pushed the plank with my hand, I was in a hurry, my hand slipped and my finger touched the blade. It was a small injury but I’m aware that I was lucky that time and it could be way worse.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I organize zombie parties. We watch zombie movies, play zombie video games and drink beers with friends.

Bowtie-Joined Pallet Chalkboard / Tableau Noir En Bois De Palettes

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

I play drums, I used to play in several metal bands, I also have a passion for photography.

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.?

For Breaking down:  a Sawzall, then I remove all the nails, and then all the wood goes in the planer.

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

I have a « pit » in my workbench to remove nails. The building process can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/B5FUp3Ei6Ew?t=5m41s

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

Japanese joinery, welding could be great too.

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

As usual, the latest I made (a table, maybe soon on 1001pallets). I’m also pretty proud of the metal framed mobile pallet TV stand.

Daughter’s New Blue Pallet Shelves / Une Étagère Pour Ma Fille

Metal-Framed Mobile Pallet TV Stand / Desserte En Metal Et Bois De Palettes

Diy Video Tutorial: Pallet Coffee Table Renovation

Rustic Pallet Bookshelves For Kid’s Room / Etagère Rustique En Bois De Palettes

Diy Tutorial: Pallet Bluetooth Speaker Box / Enceinte Bluetooth En Palette

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 Jérémy for this interview :)

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Herringbone Pallet Entry Table https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/herringbone-pallet-entry-table/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/herringbone-pallet-entry-table/#respond Sun, 14 May 2017 11:27:34 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36981

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I created this Herringbone Pallet Entry Table from two pallets. The table measure 16″ wide x 50″ long x 42″ high. Additionally, I used 1/2″ plywood to 17″ x 52″. The herringbone pattern is made from deck boards cut to 17″.

Herringbone Pallet Entry Table – beautiful in your entryway, or as a sofa table, or even a small-space pallet bar!

I installed the pallet deck boards onto the plywood using glue for extra strength. Also, I used 1.5″ finish nails to attach the pallet deck boards. I cut the excess off after installing, trimming the top down to 16″. Next, I palm sanded the ends to a smooth surface. The table frame was made from two 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards cut into 48″ length. I also glued pieces together and used 3″ wood screws to complete frame. Then I cut the legs from 4″ × 4″ posts to 40″ lengths. I attached the legs to the frame with 4″ wood screws and wood glue for extra strength. Next, I attached the table top on top of the frame and nailed the top into the legs with 3″ finish nails.  I made pocket holes on the frame to also attach the table top to the frame with 2″ screws.

This Pallet Entry Table would look beautiful indoors or outdoors! It would even be a great potting bench for a stylish garden!

I gave a light sand to the entire piece to keep it rustic and then used wood burning techniques to bring out wood grain. Finally, I applied a dark red mahogany stain and coated with a clear polyurethane when dry.




Here’s another great idea for a flat-screen TV Wall Mount

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Space Saving Corner Pallet Cupboard and Bookshelf https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/space-saving-corner-pallet-cupboard-bookshelf/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/space-saving-corner-pallet-cupboard-bookshelf/#comments Sat, 13 May 2017 19:03:17 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36955

For me this project was the best way to utilise a small triangle corner space.

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I made this handy Corner Pallet Cupboard and Bookshelf from two pallets. I built them in an old, rustic building so the look is perfect! However, being an old building, I had to scribe the edges in order to make a snug fit.

Make use of even the smallest corner spaces with an idea like this Corner Pallet Cupboard and Bookshelf!

The cabinet has a hinged door and a shelf has been installed inside. I assembled everything using Phillips screws and wood glue. I sanded everything with a combination of an angle grinder, orbital sander and hand sanding. The finish is ‘Antique pine’ Briwax. The pictures below provide a fairly clear idea of how I built the structures.





Here’s another way to use pallets to create a cabinet or to hide boring storage – this Aquarium Storage Unit!

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Upcycled Nature Scenes: Fun Pallet Desk Decorations https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/upcycled-nature-scenes-fun-pallet-desk-decorations/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/upcycled-nature-scenes-fun-pallet-desk-decorations/#comments Sat, 13 May 2017 11:35:49 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36948

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After finishing a set of Pallet Bunk Beds for my two children, I used some extra pieces of pallet boards for these Pallet Desk Decorations. They’re a simple idea, and you could make a whole variety of animals.

Pallet Desk Decorations: let your imagination run wild and involve the whole family!

Upcycle some bits of natural materials, and have some fun with a bit of craft glue or hot glue. These little deer are adorable, but you could make many little critters. Use pallet wood scraps as the basis for your desk ornaments. Imagine these little decorations for the holidays – they would be adorable on a mantle!


Here are more Holiday Decor ideas for you!

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Pallet Guitar Bird House https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-guitar-bird-house/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/pallet-guitar-bird-house/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 19:07:57 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36920

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Create your own high-end rent district with an adorable Pallet Guitar Bird House like these! I came up with this design in my head one day and just built it as I went along. I’ve made a few more since and each one is a little different in its own way.

Fun and fanciful – make your own Pallet Guitar Bird House!

First, cut two pallet boards into two (or three) pieces each. Glue the pieces together to create a blank for the front and back panels. Clamp and let dry. Next, cut down more pallet boards into small strips to create the sides. Draw a guitar body shape on each of the glued up blanks, and cut out with a bandsaw or jigsaw. Cut a hole into the front piece to simulate an acoustic guitar.  Attach the side pieces with nails or screws (a brad nail gun would make quick work of this), but cut one piece larger. Use two small hinges and install the larger piece to allow access for cleaning. Cut another board into a guitar neck and head shape. Next, install eye screws into the top to create the tuning nuts. Attach the neck to the front body. Cut another piece of wood to create a perch for the little birdies to enjoy your hard work. Stain or paint as you wish, but be sure to use bird-friendly products!







Great job and very creative idea! Now don’t forget to build a Pallet Bird Feeder, too!

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Diy Tutorial: Pallet Bluetooth Speaker Box / Enceinte Bluetooth En Palette https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-tutorial-pallet-bluetooth-speaker-box-enceinte-bluetooth-en-palette/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-tutorial-pallet-bluetooth-speaker-box-enceinte-bluetooth-en-palette/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 19:42:10 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36753

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Want to boost up your sound but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for what is basically a box? Build your own Pallet Bluetooth Speaker Box and get a great sound – and price!

How to build your own Pallet Bluetooth Speaker Box – Find the supplies and be creative!

I made this speaker box after seeing a video on YouTube by “Darbin Orvar” in which a Bluetooth speaker was built from wood. However, I wanted to make one in my own upcycling fashion! First, I reclaimed the speakers from an old truck destined for the junkyard. Next, I harvested the cables from a set of loudspeakers no longer working and pallet wood. The power comes from an old telephone. There was only the card left. I purchased the card on Amazon.

DIY tutorial video available!

For the construction, I used the “KISS” method – “keep it super-simple”! I cut a pallet board into four pieces to make the frame. I cut two other board pieces to make the front and back panels. In order to avoid unnecessary use of nails or screws, the assembly was carried out only with glue. I cut a groove along the edges of the frame so that the front and rear faces can be slid in (see image below). Then I made the speaker holes with a jigsaw. I used a router to roll over the corners and edges.

Ready to rock your garage or man cave?

I stained the outlining frame in black, and left the front, back and sides natural. The feet come from a plank of paneling intersected and sanded. If I had to redo, I would plane the edges of the box to have something finer and less massive. Whatever happens, I have a pretty Bluetooth speaker for less than 14 euros for my workshop.

Image result for what is a rabbet joint

Après avoir vu une video de la chaine youtube « Darbin Orvar » dans laquelle une enceinte bluetooth était construite en bois, je me suis dis qu’il fallait que j’essaye moi même en jouant sur la récupération au maximum. Après avoir récupéré des enceintes dans une vieille camionnette qui partait a la casse, des cables sur des enceintes ne fonctionnant plus et le bois dans ma réserve de bois de palettes, l’alimentation vient d’un vieux téléphone. Il ne restait plus que la carte. Cette dernière a été achetée sur Amazon.

Pour la construction, au plus simple était le mieux, une planche de palette découpé en en 4 pour faire le contour, deux autres bouts de planches pour l’avant et l’arrière. Pour éviter d’utiliser inutilement des clous ou des vis, l’assemblage s’est effectué uniquement à la colle . Les bois du contour on été rainuré pour pouvoir y glisser les faces avant et arrière. Pour les enceintes, les trous ont été effectués à la scie sauteuse. En ce qui concerne les finitions, les angles ont été « cassé » à la défonceuse. Le contour a été lasuré en noir, les faces avant et arrières ont été laissées brutes. les pieds viennent d’une planche de lambris recoupée et poncée.

Si c’était a refaire, je raboterais les planches du contour pour avoir quelques chose de plus fin et moins massif. Quoi qu’il arrive j’ai une jolie enceinte bluetooth pour moins de 14 euros pour mon atelier.


Now just add an awesome Themed Pallet Bar and you’ve got a perfect man cave or woman cave!

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Navy Chief Navy Pride Pallet Plaque https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/navy-chief-navy-pride-pallet-plaque/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/navy-chief-navy-pride-pallet-plaque/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 19:32:38 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36709

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I made this Navy Pride Pallet Plaque out of old pallets like everything else that I make. I used pine pallet boards to make this, and a stencil to mask out the design for paint steps.

Navy Pride Pallet Plaque – make a plaque to commemorate something special in your world!

This particular pine pallet was especially unsightly and filthy, so I ran it through my planer and jointer. This made the wood smooth so the paint could be applied easily. Additionally, the jointer made it so the pieces would hold together tightly when I glued everything together. After that, I slowly cut it out using a jigsaw with a blade that was designed for curves. Then I added some support pieces to the back of it that I got from an oak pallet to increase its durability. I used acrylic hobby/craft paint for the white and black parts and sprayed paint for the khaki and gold. I painted the entire piece black, and let it dry. Then I applied the stencil and was able to do the rest as described.






With a cool Navy plaque like this, now you need a cool Navy-themed Pallet Bar too!

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Easy Useful Pallet Tray Makes Parties Easier https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/easy-useful-pallet-tray-makes-parties-easier/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/easy-useful-pallet-tray-makes-parties-easier/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 19:50:31 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36689

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I made this Easy Useful Pallet Tray in only two hours. I applied a dark wood stain and used repurposed twine for the handles.

Easy Useful Pallet Tray to host those parties or as a thoughtful, handy gift!

Imagine how easy this would make those backyard barbecues, or parties! First, cut the sides to the length and width you want. Cut more deck boards to cover the bottom. Secure the sides together and then cover the bottom and nail in place. Drill two holes in each side piece big enough to accommodate the rope you have. Stain all surfaces and seal as you desire. Loop the rope through the holes and tie secure knots. Then, put it to good use!


Here’s a gorgeous Pallet Garden Set to inspire your backyard renovations!

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Store Front Decorative-backed Pallet Bench Seat https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/store-front-decorative-backed-pallet-bench-seat/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/store-front-decorative-backed-pallet-bench-seat/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 19:42:35 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36687

This simple project adds a fun twist! Stagger the boards and create this Decorative-backed Pallet Bench Seat! I made this project […]

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This simple project adds a fun twist! Stagger the boards and create this Decorative-backed Pallet Bench Seat! I made this project with two pallets and some remaining odds-and-ends from other pallet creations.

Beautify your garden, outdoor living areas or patio with this Decorative-backed Pallet Bench Seat

Cut down one pallet to the depth of the seat you desire. I cut this pallet just beyond the center stringer board to make the seat very sturdy. Cut the second pallet to the height of your backrest you wish, and fill in the gaps with more deck boards. Cut them to different lengths for an interesting twist, or go traditional. Alternately, you can use more stringer boards to create a simple frame and attach the deck boards to it. Next, cut more stringer boards to create the legs and armrest supports. Use more deck boards to stabilize the legs along the bottom.

This Decorative-backed Pallet Bench Seat would even be beautiful in your indoor areas or man cave!

Sand the wood to remove splinters and be sure no nails protrude anywhere! Finish off the armrests, and seal or paint the way you want.

How about a combination Dog House & Vertical Pallet Planter? You can do it!

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Video Tutorial: License Plate Pallet Wood Planter https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/video-tutorial-license-plate-pallet-wood-planter/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/video-tutorial-license-plate-pallet-wood-planter/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 19:37:52 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36666

This is a planter made from old license plates and pallet wood!

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This License Plate Pallet Wood Planter is made featuring an old license plate as a fun focal point. It has a flashing lining so you can directly plant vegetation right into it. It can be used indoors or outdoors!

Use something unique to decorate your creations like this License Plate Pallet Wood Planter

First, cut your bottom and side pieces for your planter box. Make them the size you desire. Cut small grooves in the side and bottom pieces for your license plates to fit into when assembled. A table saw makes quick work of this. Cut down another pallet board into thin strips for the front/back of the planter box. Use a router to roll over the edges of the pieces if you desire a more finished effect. Sand all your pieces. Begin assembling the box, fitting the license plates into the grooves you created. Use wood glue between the butt-joints, and a brad nailer to secure.

Add cute sisal rope handles to this License Plate Pallet Wood Planter

Drill two holes at either end of the planter box to accommodate the diameter of the rope you choose. Next, cut down a 1×1″ piece of wood to cover the length of both handles. Router the corners over and sand down. Cut into two pieces, then drill a hole down the center slightly larger than the diameter of your rope. Sand the edges, insert the rope, and secure inside the box with several brad nails to also flatten the rope.

This little License Plate Pallet Wood Planter would be adorable both indoors and outdoors!

BE SURE TO USE GLOVES for this step! Cut galvanized roofing flashing down to the sizes you need to line the sides and bottom of your box with tin snips. Apply flashing adhesive to the backs and secure the pieces in place. Press pieces in place firmly. Apply any stains, sealants, or paints you choose to the outside. Fill with pre-potted plants or your favorite blend of potting soil and fill it with flowers, herbs, or other plants of your choosing!

I’ve included a video tutorial to help you out with this project.

Here’s a fun idea for a Suspended Garden Planter idea!

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Ultimate Pallet Workshop Can Double As Shed https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/ultimate-pallet-workshop-can-double-shed/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/ultimate-pallet-workshop-can-double-shed/#comments Sun, 07 May 2017 11:11:08 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36584

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This Ultimate Pallet Workshop could also be a handy backyard shed or man cave! I did have to purchase wood for the frame, but clad the sides in pallet wood. I also used pallets to create workbenches and storage solutions inside.

Build a man cave, shed, playhouse, or this Ultimate Pallet Workshop!

I used approximately 30 pallets that I cut apart to cover my workshop. It measures 7.2m. The hardest part was actually getting the pallets home! This project took me about three months, working on the weekends to complete it.

Utilisation d’environ 25/30 palettes redécoupées pour un atelier d’environ 7m2 exclusivement réservé au bricolage. Principale difficulté: le transport des palettes récupérees sur mon lieu de travail en travaux,étant seule à l’avoir construit, j’y ai consacré mes jours de repos et week ends pendant 3 mois environ!






GREAT JOB! Now, how about some Pallet Work Tables for your workshop?

Editor’s note: Always check with your local planning & zoning department/code enforcement offices. Many towns have zoning restrictions/requirements for sheds, outbuildings, and other storage structures. 

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10 Great Mother’s Day Pallet Project Ideas For 2017 https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/10-great-mothers-day-pallet-project-ideas-2017/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/10-great-mothers-day-pallet-project-ideas-2017/#comments Sun, 07 May 2017 04:57:30 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37391

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Moms are great – so let’s show them our appreciation with these 10 Great Mother’s Day Pallet Project Ideas for 2017. We have indoor and outdoor project ideas that may inspire you – and reward your mom! After all, those moms in your life put up with all the pallet sawdust and noise, right?

10 Mother’s Day Pallet Project Ideas that your mom will adore!

For the Gardening Mom that has everything… Well, almost everything – make this great Pallet Potting Table!

After a hard day working for the family, give Mom a place to kick back and relax with these nice Adirondack Chairs.

Don’t forget Grandma with this Revisited Pallet Armchair!

Everyone loves Mom’s home cookin’! Make her a beautiful Pallet Kitchen to say thanks!

Get your Mom her OWN set of tools – but help her find the correct tools for her. Size Does Matter, after all . . .

Did your Mom dream of that little home with the perfect fence? Build her that Perfect Pallet Picket Fence!

Create a lovely little Pallet Garden for Mom – but keep it small so she’s not irritated with you!

 Don’t forget the Pallet Wine Rack. Always a crowd-pleaser!

Mom has the porch but she needs a great Pallet Swing!

Finally, celebrate with Mom and make her an excellent Pallet Bar!

If you are not a crafting guy or girl, maybe you can offer a nice book plenty of ideas for her next garden furnishing project?

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Baby Doll Pallet Highchair https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/baby-doll-pallet-highchair/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/baby-doll-pallet-highchair/#respond Sat, 06 May 2017 19:42:51 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36603

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I made this little Baby Doll Pallet Highchair using all pallet wood (heat-treated only). It measures 9″tall, 6″ wide, and 4″ deep. I used 1″ x 2″ pallet boards to create this project. It is all held together with 1.5″ screws.

Make an adorable little Pallet Highchair for your kids to play with too!

This project was pretty simple and only took me about 2 hours to make. I cut the side pieces to angle the front legs out. This creates a bit more stability. I sanded everything well, and haven’t decided if I want to paint this or seal it. A fun option is to let your child paint it with water-based hobby paints. Seal in their artwork with a clear polyurethane for durability.





Here’s another fun project for kids – a Pallet Car that doubles as a Toy Box!

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Rustic Pallet Bookshelves For Kid’s Room / Etagère Rustique En Bois De Palettes https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/rustic-pallet-bookshelves-kids-roometagere-rustique-en-bois-de-palettes/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/rustic-pallet-bookshelves-kids-roometagere-rustique-en-bois-de-palettes/#respond Sat, 06 May 2017 11:03:30 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36551

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I made this small set of Rustic Pallet Bookshelves because I was tired of seeing a messy pile of books. I wanted something fast and easy to build, and decided to use some pallets! So, I built this project in about 2 hours, and my kid loves having easier access to the books!

Quick and easy storage solutions: Rustic Pallet Bookshelves to organize your room!

I decided on a rustic style, and made them 120cm long (the size of a pallet board). I screwed all of the boards together because that’s faster, easier and more durable than nails.  Additionally, I added the central part so that the boards do not sag – for structural stability – not for the speaker. :) No finishing has been applied except a slight sanding to avoid splinters. In short, a simple, fast and efficient project that saves money! I only used heat-treated pallet wood.

Ce petit meuble a été créé en 2h un jour ou j’en avais un peu marre de voir les livres de mes enfants trainer. Voulant un quelque chose de « vite fait », je suis parti pour un style rustique avec un étagère de 120cm de long (la taille d’une planche de palette). Toutes les planches sont vissées les une aux autres (question de rapidité et de facilité). La partie centrale a été créée autant pour que les planches ne s’affaissent pas, pour que la structure générale soit plus stable que pour y mettre l’enceinte. Aucune finition n’a été appliqué à part un léger ponçage pour éviter les échardes.
Bref, un projet simple, rapide et efficace qui mériterait peut être une finition plus travaillée.






Here are more ideas for a Kid’s Room!

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Cabin-inspired Kingsize Pallet Bed https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/cabin-inspired-kingsize-pallet-bed/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/cabin-inspired-kingsize-pallet-bed/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 19:20:41 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36595

We needed a bed for our daughters 'Stag' themed bedroom so decided to make one from pallets.

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Our daughter bought some bed linen featuring a stag motif. On the packaging was a picture of a log cabin room that she adored. We decided to re-create a log cabin feel bedroom. This Cabin-Inspired Kingsize Pallet Bed was made entirely from reclaimed pallets and finished off with some copper plumbing tubing. We added some rope lights for a fun effect.

Make your own Cabin-Inspired Kingsize Pallet Bed

The headboard was so big that it covered the wall switches and plug sockets, so we relocated those into the bed. We also added a modern four gang USB charging plug but discretely hid it in the recess. To add a little more character, we added a couple of copper rails, one in the recess and one at the foot of the bed. To go with these, we used a thicker copper pipe to make a couple of bedside lights.

To add a little finishing touch, and to complement the copper tubing, I restored and old plumber’s blowtorch and wired it up to become a ‘blow lamp.’ The bed is modular so can easily be dismantled and moved (still heavy though).












Now all you need are a couple of Pallet End Tables to go with this beautiful bed!

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Elegant Japanese-inspired Pallet Coffee Table https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/elegant-japanese-inspired-pallet-coffee-table/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/elegant-japanese-inspired-pallet-coffee-table/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 19:08:14 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36573

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I made this Elegant Japanese-Inspired Pallet Coffee Table using Pine and Spruce pallet wood. The table top is 4′ x 6′ with 2″ x 2″ table legs. It is finished with a water-based transparent paint.

Inspired by a different culture? Use it to make something like this Elegant Japanese-Inspired Pallet Coffee Table!

First, I broke down a pallet. Next, I built a sub-frame and trimmed down some 2×2″ boards, angling the legs. I sanded the frame and applied a water-based transparent paint to create the two-tone effect. I planed several deck boards and carefully joined the edges, gluing to secure. When dry, I affixed the table top to the frame from beneath. I sanded everything well, then applied a wax to seal the piece.




Gorgeous! How about some Japanese-Inspired End Tables to go with this project?

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Diy Video Tutorial: Pallet Coffee Table Renovation https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-video-tutorial-pallet-coffee-table-renovation/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/diy-video-tutorial-pallet-coffee-table-renovation/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 19:12:36 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36558

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For this project of Pallet Coffee Table Renovation, I decided to update an old coffee table of my mother’s. The top was just an oak veneer, so I changed it to pallet wood.

Don’t throw out that dated, worn table! Update it like this Pallet Coffee Table Renovation!

First, I sanded the legs and frame. I applied a dark charcoal-tinted stain per the manufacturer’s directions. Then I broke down five pallets, removed all the nails and planned them. I planned enough boards to create two layers in order to glue them together for stability. Each layer is 19mm thick. The glued-laminate process is long and delicate but gives a clean result. Next, I used a router to roll over the corners. Thoroughly remove the dust after sanding the top smooth. I applied two layers of a matte sealant. The whole process took 6 hours. The crucial point has been to work as cleanly as possible so that the wooden pallet top sits level on the oak feet.

Pour ce projet de « customisation » je suis parti d’une vieille table récupérée chez ma mère, le tablier étant aggloméré plaqué chêne, j’ai décidé d’en faire un en bois de palettes. Après le ponçage des pieds et l’application d’une lasure teintée noire, le travail de création du top a commencé. Après avoir retiré tous les clous, les planches ont été dégauchies et rabotées afin de pouvoir utiliser la technique du lamellé collé. Le processus est long et délicat mais donne un résultat propre. Pour obtenir un tablier suffisamment épais, j’ai pris le parti de créer deux tabliers de 19mm d’épaisseur et de les coller ensuite ensemble. une fois ça fait, les bords ont été « cassés » à la défonceuse. après un ponçage, deux couches de lasure transparente mat ont été appliquées dessus.

Le tout a pris 6 heures. Au niveau technique, rien de compliqué. Le point crucial a été de travailler le plus proprement possible pour que le tablier en bois de palettes ne choque pas sur les pieds en chêne.






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Awesome April DIY Pallet Projects 2017 – You Picked Them! https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/awesome-april-diy-pallet-projects-2017-picked/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/awesome-april-diy-pallet-projects-2017-picked/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 17:25:37 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=37505

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Hi, Pallet Crafters! Here are some of the best of your Awesome April DIY Pallet Projects 2017! And YOU picked them! Springtime is a great excuse to get outdoors and get together with family, and April provided some GREAT inspiration!

Awesome April DIY Pallet Projects 2017 – #1: the Perfect Patio Dining Set!

#2: Organize any area with elegance by making a beautiful Pallet Sideboard Set for any room!

#3: Is It Spicy In Here? It will be if you make yourself a Pallet Spice Rack!

#4: Relax in your outdoor area with this Pallet Bench!



A quick and easy bench to add extra seating to your outdoor spaces!

#5: Light up your nights with this LED-lit Pallet Bar!



The host with the most! Who has a bar in their backyard or man cave? YOU CAN!

#6: Keep it casual in the garden with this Box Pallet Bench!



This Pallet Bench would look great on a front porch, too!

#7: Get to Gardenin’! You loved the Video Tutorial for an Urban Pallet Garden!



This even has a DIY video tutorial! Make your own urban pallet garden.

#8: Pallet Home Decor Ideas for any room!



An inspiration for ANY room!

#9: How can you improve on the Adirondack chair? Make a set! Better yet? Add FOOT RESTS! Aaaah, that’s the life!



This is a good life…and you can build one, too!

#10: Pallets meet Cable Spools and make a lot of AWESOME!



Last, but not least… this great Spool Chair!

So there you have it! The top ten ideas for April 2017! We hope you’re inspired to make the upcoming summer excellent! Keep those brilliant ideas coming, and Happy Palleting from your 1001pallets.com team!

Want to recycle more things besides just pallet wood? We can help with more brilliant ideas – check out our Recyclart website! The website that started it all…

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Illustrated Pallet Wine Rack https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/illustrated-pallet-wine-rack/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/illustrated-pallet-wine-rack/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 19:41:05 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36471

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I made this Illustrated Pallet Wine Rack with just a few pieces of pallet wood.  I used thicker pieces, choosing those that had a lot of character and wear.

Make this easy Illustrated Pallet Wine Rack for your home or as a great housewarming present!

First I cut one wide deck board into four pieces for the back, sides and stemware holder. I used nails to attach the back to the sides. I used a router to cut the stemware slots, but you could use a saw and just sand the edges. Next, I cut some thinner boards for the bottom of the rack, the front rail, and the spacer pieces. I stained the whole piece a dark brown and then added an Arabic illustration about wine on the front.

How about a Terrace / Patio Set to sit and enjoy those bottles of wine?

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Super Mega Pallet Kid’s Kitchen https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/super-mega-pallet-kids-kitchen/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/05/super-mega-pallet-kids-kitchen/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 19:12:13 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36396

The kids love to cock in their school-outdoor-kitchen!

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I made this Super Mega Pallet Kid’s Kitchen to resemble a log cabin. It features knobs, a faux stovetop, and even a double stainless steel sink. We added lots of shelving and storage areas for all those extra pots and pans that you’ll happily donate to their fun. This turned out to be a very difficult job. There was a lot of measuring, but when we trimmed it out with some live-edge planks, we knew it was a winner!

Mega Pallet Kid’s Kitchen – let your imagination free!

Be sure to add plenty of shelves, and maybe a towel rack too. We covered ours with clear polycarbonate panels to let the light shine through while providing some protection from the elements.


Great idea! Now, how about a Kid’s sized Pallet Picnic Table?

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Cutest Video Tutorial Ever: Easy Pallet Pencil Box For Kids https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/cutest-video-tutorial-ever-easy-pallet-pencil-box-kids/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/cutest-video-tutorial-ever-easy-pallet-pencil-box-kids/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:27:23 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36538

Isabelle and I collaborate in making a wood pencil box. Given that my skills are quite low in this department (she is the expert) I only take care of sourcing the wood and cutting the pieces to size.

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Help the kids organize their desk AND have fun at the same time! This adorable video tutorial will show you how to make an Easy Pallet Pencil Box perfect for a kid’s desk! <3

A great idea for the kids to build: An Easy Pallet Pencil Box to organize a kid’s work area

I coordinated with my daughter Isabelle to make a wood pencil box. Given that my skills are quite low in this department, I sourced and cut the wood. I let my expert take care of the rest. You’ll need approximately two pallet boards, depending on the size you want to build.  The sides are attached together and to the bottom with simple butt-joints and wood glue. A terrific project to do with your kids – let them do it for themselves!

Enjoy the next generation of pallet crafter!




Here’s an idea for an easy Folding Lap Table!

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Several Pallet Tables Done in Different Styles https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/several-pallet-tables-done-different-styles/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/several-pallet-tables-done-different-styles/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:48:36 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36380

Second hand wood can turn into a nice table or bar-table with some imagination.

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I made several different types of Pallet Tables for around the home. The large garden table measures 2.2m x 1m and features two bleu-stone inserts for hot pots. The small pieces of wood on the table legs make sure that the table does not wobble. I made the bar-table using three round panels on the inside, an old tablet does the rest.

Pallet Tables can be large or small, indoors or out, and customized to your family’s needs!




Here’s more inspiration – a beautiful Garden Set.

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Bbq Surround Pallet Table https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/bbq-surround-pallet-table/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/bbq-surround-pallet-table/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:02:37 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36463

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I made this Bbq Surround Pallet Table to fit a “Big Green Egg” style of barbecue. I assembled this from various types and sizes of pallets found locally. Then I trimmed it with cedar and topped it with a corrugated metal roof.

Bbq Surround Pallet Table is handy, even if with afternoon rain showers! Guaranteed to make those family gatherings and outdoor living areas memorable.

First, I found some industrial pallets with 4×4″ pallet stringer posts. I used those for the four corner support pieces. Next, I framed out the lower shelf and upper table, securing to the four 4×4″ posts. I added in pallet deck boards to enclose the table top and shelf tops. Then, I used more deck boards to frame out the roof, adding extra support at the corners. I had to add in a small pedestal to raise the height of the Green Egg to where I wanted it. Additionally, I placed some fire brick as the base and surround of the bottom of the BBQ. Finally, I trimmed it in cedar planks and added hooks for utensils and supplies. I sealed it with an outdoor polyurethane with UV protection.





Don’t forget a Pallet Bar for those festive occasions!

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1-2-3 Pallet Winners Stage https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/1-2-3-pallet-winners-stage/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/1-2-3-pallet-winners-stage/#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:59:19 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36393

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I built this sturdy Pallet Winners Stage using strong posts on the inside and covered it with pallets on the outside. We stenciled the 1-2-3 positions on the front in white paint.

Pallet Winners Stage – looks great for those fun competitions!

I used 5cm x 5cm posts on the inner frame and installed them together with screws. Next, we covered the outside with pallet deck boards and used nails to hold them in place. We sanded it all down fairly smooth. The winner of your next big race goes on top!


Here’s an idea for some comfortable Outdoor Furniture to relax after that big race.

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Pallet Garden Border Fence / Barrierre De Protection https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-garden-border-fencebarrierre-de-protection/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/pallet-garden-border-fencebarrierre-de-protection/#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:42:53 +0000 https://www.1001pallets.com/?p=36365

juste des palettes et des clous

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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 https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/stacked-pallet-wood-modern-chair-chaise-palabre-en-palette/ https://www.1001pallets.com/2017/04/stacked-pallet-wood-modern-chair-chaise-palabre-en-palette/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:09:58 +0000 https://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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Here are a variety of Raised Pallet Garden Beds to inspire your springtime plantings! Make them as tall as you want, […]

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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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