Over the last couple of years, I’ve tackled a few larger than life pallet projects around our home. All of the projects below take multiple pallets. Some even take over a hundred pallets. If you’re ready to tackle a larger than life pallet project, read the How to Dismantle a Pallet Part One and Two.
One of the larger than life projects was the pallet shed.
The Pallet Shed Finishing Touches post has remained my top post since it published in 2013. It’s been shared over most of the social media sights and picked up by a few other well-known DIY and pallet websites.
The pallet shed was a learn as you go kind of project. At this point, I’ve never really built anything in my life or had exposure to the building process. I searched the internet for the basic structure and went from there. In the end, it turned out better than I imagined.
While building the pallet shed, I saved small pieces of wood and pallets that would make a good base for the deck. It wasn’t easy tackling two larger than life projects at a time, but I made it work. Slowly, the two-level pallet deck was built.
I’m a huge fan of wainscoting decorative panels throughout the home.
I decided to turn those old boards into something new by adding them to my living room to create a wainscoting pattern.
To achieve the look, I used similar pieces of pallet wood to create the wainscotting pattern. Then, I filled the holes and caps using a vinyl caulking. Finally, I painted the boards and walls with a white paint.
My kitchen was so small with very little storage space. I built the pallet cabinet to hold the kitchen supplies I needed nearby. It worked like a charm and saved a lot of space and time. It was built using pallets and old 4×4’s.
The pallet countertop was built using the stringers of the pallets to look like a butcher block.
The stringers were glued together and nailed in place using an outer frame. I spent hours just sanding the top of the countertop to achieve a smooth surface. After the countertop was smooth, I applied a couple layers of stain and multiple layers of polyacrylic.
The pallet countertop is very heavy and requires two people to move.
I’ve spent hours ripping apart hundreds of pallets to build these projects. It was a lot of work but so worth the end result.
I’m ready to move on to the next pallet project. Stick around for more DIY and home projects using pallets or reclaimed wood.