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Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box

  • 6 pallets

  • medium

  • 10h

  • $15

I assembled our new Tin-Topped Pallet Kindling Box using new 2×4″ boards for the frame. These were the only boards we had to purchase for the project. The dimensions are 40″ high, 24″ wide and 36″tall. If I had to do it over, I would have made it a little shorter, but I was working off dimensions from my husband, so it is a bit tall! I used pallet wood because weathered wood is hard to find anywhere else!

Build an attractive and practical storage bin: A Tin-Topped Pallet Kindling Box!

First, I built the frame and assembled it with screws. Then I had to start taking apart the pallets. I began by trying to pry the boards up but then quickly decided to cut the outside of the boards with a circular saw and then pry up the middle. It saves a lot of time to do this, and you would likely cut off the ends anyway. I sanded all the boards and then started to match them up for each side. Once I had the boards picked out, I attached them to the frame with a finish nailer and a pneumatic nail gun so I could hide the nails. I coated the whole thing in one coat of Penofin Clear Penetrating Oil Finish because I wanted to protect it and bring out the colors in the wood. Finally, I made a hinged top with leftover corrugated metal, attached to a 1 x 2″ frame. It is a beautiful way to hide firewood, and the colors in the pallet wood are remarkable!

Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
The upcycle tin top is lightweight and easy to prop open when filling or removing kindling.
Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
I used L-brackets and reinforced the butt-joints for the upper and lower frames.
Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
2×4″ boards create the remainder of the structure.
Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
I covered the box with pallet deck boards after removing them from the pallets and sanding smooth.
Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
Seal your project with penetrating oil.
Tin-topped Pallet Kindling Box Pallet Boxes & Chests
The lightweight lid is easy to prop open for filling or grabbing some kindling.

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Susan B
Susan B

I don’t need a kindling box, but I think this would be perfect to hide my trash can. I love the tin top. My roof is blue metal. Perhaps I can find a scrap of roofing metal to use for my top.

Reply to  Clougheed

We’d love to see your twist on this idea! We have several trash can and recycling bin ideas – but we ALWAYS want more!

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