DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space

DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space

by Karah Bunde


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ISBN-13: 9781440574474
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 09/18/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 427,421
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Karah Bunde, creator of The Space Between blog, has lived in five different U.S. cities and one Caribbean island over the last fifteen years with her husband and two dogs. She made each place feel like home through creating unique and functional items. Karah is a regular contributor to and has been featured on The Home Depot's blog, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, iVillage, and Tip Junkie, among others. You can visit her blog at

Table of Contents

preface 6

introduction 8

Part 1 preparation and tools 11

Chapter 1 wood pallets 101 13

where do I find pallets? 13

how should I transport pallets? 14

what do those markings on the pallet mean? 14

how do I know if it's a good pallet to use? 15

how do I clean the pallet? 17

how exactly do I get this pallet apart? 17

what other kinds of wood could I use if I don't want to take a pallet apart? 24

do I have to be a pro at using power tools to do these projects? 26

what equipment will I need? 26

can you tell me more about the saws I'll be using? 29

what power tools might I need? 32

what does the sandpaper grit number really tell me? 34

who's ready to create something awesome? 34

Part 2 project tutorials 36

the beginning of every project 36

Chapter 2 getting crafty 39

rustic wood clock 40

variation-rope-edged clock 44

picture frames-3 ways 45

pallet slat picture holder 46

barnwood picture frame 48

variation-simple jewelry organizer 51

the perfect Instagram picture frame 52

variation-geometric wall art 56

cut-out silhouette 57

Chapter 3 around the house 63

hook board with repurposed handles 64

shoe organizer 66

pallet slat-backed bookcase 69

full-length mirror frame 74

rustic wooden crate 78

pet feeding station 82

Chapter 4 holidays and entertaining 89

easy peasy star 90

painted silhouette 94

rustic advent calendar 96

miniature tabletop tree 100

American flag 103

pallet slat tree 106

tray with mite red corners 112

Chapter 5 in the yard 119

eclectic directional sign 120

hanging bed 122

shutters 126

welcome mat 130

wine rack with stemware storage 133

planter box with mitered corners 140

cooler surround 145

Chapter 6 furniture 153

headboard 154

large dog bed 158

tabletop 162

Adirondack-like chair 166

bench with decorative angle cuts 171

herringbone coffee table 176

U-shaped side table 182

night stand with arrow detail 189

Chapter 7 the finishing touches 197

aging new wood 198

other embellishment ideas 200

the end 203

index 204

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the items would be easier to make with wood from old barns, scrap depressed wood items. The only one that i liked was the wine rack and it was cleverly made out of a pallet. It may be that i am not a fan of old wood boards as household items.