I salvaged a neat old iron door from a neighbor and turned it into my Pallet Treasure Chest. Then I made the frame out of 2×2″ scrap wood. I sheathed the outside with pallet boards that I stained with a homemade stain mix.
Upcycle unique old pieces into a Pallet Treasure Chest!
I used a home-brew wood stain (steel wool, coffee grounds, and vinegar) to create the aged look of the wood. I treated the screws on the face of the door by soaking them in vinegar and then gun bluing for a vintage look. The finish on the handles was stripped and then soaked in vinegar. I put a light coat of stove wax on the door (not pictured).