Sunday, July 24, 2016

Building a staircase shelving unit using recycled pallet wood

My son has very little areas to actually store his clothes and stuff. We understand that he just simply doesn't do well with putting stuff away from sight, he's one of those people where it's got to be in a visible area... I guess he needs a staircase type of shelf system.

This project was quite simple and quick, I used about 3 pallets, cleaned up the wood planks with a planer and used 2 2x4 with a cost of about $2.50 each.

Sanding was the biggest task since this is an interior project, and it was finished with polyurethane.

Minus a small oups... This project went very well.

Enjoy the video

 



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Building a recycled pallet work bench

While I do have a garage, I'm trying to get started on a YouTube channel. Because of this the garage is now very inconvenient. The sound and lighting are both completely out of my needs.
This means that my best option to go ahead with this is to do my work outside... Which introduces a whole new set of challenges. One of those challenges is a basic one... Work surface...
The ironic part is that it has taken me over a year to build this... (much procrastination) and only about 2 hours to get the whole thing assembled and finished.
This is a Pallet-Only project, the 2x4 that are included here as well as the basis for the table all come from a custom-made pallet that I picked up at a hardware store. The boards for the back board and the work surface are normal pallet boards.
I don't regret using pallet boards for the work surface but in retrospect I should have planed them all to the same thickness to make my life easier - but hey... it's pallet wood... I can always tear it off and redo it for 0 cost...