Sunday, May 29, 2016

Recycled Pallet Shelf

My son visited home and essentially told me that he was running out of space for his blu ray collection.

I thought this would be a fun project to do with a single board from a pallet and I think that it turned out quite well.

We used a single board from a Pallet and this took about 3 hours over the span of a few days as we were using glue to bring the parts together.

You can see in the first picture all the way to the right the discoloration of the wood due to nails being in the wood for a very long time. We used screws and glue to attach the brackets to the shelf permanently and covered the holes with plugs which were sanded flush.

This was a no-cost project unless you count the 6 screws and the glue that was used.

Good son-father bonding time was the ultimate reward! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Recycled Pallet Wood Cart

One of the problems that i run into when disassembling pallets is where to store the wood in an efficient but also easy way.

In comes the idea of the wood cart.

This thing is absolutely awesome... Not only can i bring it close to a stack of pallets that I'm tearing apart but i can also bring the whole thing close to a project which eliminates the multiple back and forths with wood in hand.

This was a trivial build with a few 2x4, casters i bought from a garage sale and pallet wood surrounding it.

Took about 2 hours to build with a cost of less than $10

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Recycled Pallet Garbage Box

The purpose behind this project was to build a box where we could drop garbage bags when our primary garbage bin is simply not enough. We have a family of 8 in total and this obviously creates a significant amount of trash. Combined with a garbage truck that only comes around every 2 weeks during the winter period and add hungry animals to the mix and you can easily see how this becomes a necessity.

This was a wife-sponsored project, those are the ones I love as she will not only provide feedback but also usually help with the physical build itself.

The box is assembled with a few 2x4 as the skeleton structure, there is no bottom (we wanted any fluids from the bags or snow/ice to be able to go straight into the ground) and the top is a simple 1/4 inch plywood plank that was left over from a previous project. There are probably between 5-8 pallets into this project simply because of all the planks for the sides. I already owned the 2x4 but there are I think 4 in this project. The kids could climb on the box (even if they are told not to) so we wanted it to be sturdy and not collapse.