DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space
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Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home!
With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:
- Rustic wood clock
- Herringbone coffee table
- Planter box with mitered corners
- Cut-out silhouette art
- Pallet slat–backed bookcase
Complete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.
(optional) serrated knife (optional) supplies needed to make a pallet slat clock Lay your slats side by side vertically and hammer the nail into the center point, only about 1⁄2" deep (see image 1). IMAGE 1 Tie string around the nail and measure to extend it 91⁄2" (or to your desired length). Tie the other end of the string around your pencil (see image 2). IMAGE 2 Pulling the string taught, draw a circle around the nail (see image 3). IMAGE 3 Remove the nail. Cut each slat
any project, sanding it down is always a nice touch for a smoother finish, but for this particular project I didn’t find it necessary. supplies needed to make a shoe organizer investment: no money and less than an hour; it actually might save you time in the long run since you won’t be searching for your shoes amidst other closet randomness, so I guess you could say this project pays you supplies 6 pallet slats of equal length and thickness 2 support boards of equal width 24 (11⁄8")
already traced (see image 8). IMAGE 8 Measure the depth of the lip on your bowls (mine are 3⁄8"; see image 9). IMAGE 9 Use a speed square and a pencil to create a makeshift compass and create a cut line inside the bowl edge line (see image 10). If that proves difficult—and trust me, it does—I’m not above eye-balling it, either. This cut is going to be hidden under the lip of the bowls in the long run. Give it a shot. As long as you’re inside the bowl edge mark, you’re good to go. IMAGE
each leg, then check for square with your carpenter’s square (see image 5). IMAGE 5 Using your cordless drill and 4" screws, attach the legs to the side of the pallet. Drill from under the pallet, through the pieces you attached in step 4 and into your leg boards (see image 6). IMAGE 6 Repeat steps 6–8 to attach the other 2 legs to the opposite side of the pallet. You now have a backless seat (see image 7). IMAGE 7 Measure the width of your seat, from the outside of 1 leg to the
cutting them out, tracing around them, and painting inside the lines. If the letters you print out are too small or intricate to cut out, you can trace over them using some force so you create a small indentation in your wood, and then paint the lettering from there like I did with this word art made from pallet slats. I’ve used a simple image-transfer technique that requires only a home printer and some white glue to make a few unique projects. The tutorial for making this project can be found