Pallet shelf experiment

November 19th, 2011 in member junk     
3 users recommend

Pallets are great- theyre free!

Pallets are great- they're free!

Can't wait to hang this shelf!  I'm really starting to love working with pallets- they're free, plentiful and have great character.  I had been eyeing this particular pallet for two weeks... finally decided to grab it.  I'm so glad I did.  It gave me a reason to buy a sawzall- I've been wanting one for a year.  It was really difficult to get the middle boards off and a sawzall was the perfect tool!  

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Comments (5)

MakinItHappen writes: I learned not too long ago that some pallets are made of nice wood -- hardwood even! Rough, but worth taking the time to work with. Now I have a new appreciation for pallets. Posted: 8:46 am on November 21st
suewhitney writes: Pallets rule! This is going to be a fabulous shelf.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:45 am on November 21st
alifemorepalletable writes: Gadgetsponge- funny thing about the wood tone, I accidentally used Poly instead of Stain. Opened the wrong can and didn't realize what I had done until I was past the point of no return.

Granolagirl- I found one like that just today. The wood was fabulous but I had just put two pallets in my car and didn't have room for another. I'm going to go back and get it sometime this week. If its meant to be- it'll still be there! Posted: 9:14 pm on November 20th
gadgetsponge writes: Fastastic results. I like the deeper wood tone. Great find! Posted: 12:38 pm on November 20th
Granolagirl5062 writes: I have gotten interested in working with pallets also. Some of them definitely have some character. Sometimes I find them with part of the outside skin from the tree still on them. Posted: 10:19 am on November 20th
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