How To Build Pallet Shelves
How To Build Pallet Shelves – What a week it was! Is it really March already? I’m still in February! I really thought I would have the bathroom complete by now to reveal today, but (
) It didn’t happen – boo hoo. It’s 95% there, but the finishing touches are still needed, and that’s always the most important part. So sorry to say, you will have to wait a few more days… You don’t mind, right? Instead, I have a fun, easy, and unique DIY project to share with you.
How To Build Pallet Shelves
In the middle of my son’s room, the bookcase he had was not suitable anymore, but he still needed something to hold his many books. Perfect opportunity. I’ve seen a lot of pallet bookshelves around the blogosphere, but I haven’t seen a tutorial (
How To Make A Pallet Bookshelf
After finally snagging a few pallets from my local hardware store, I was up and running. Depending on the pallet you find/pick up, you can get two bookshelves from one pallet.
Project Duration: 40 minutes (staining or painting will increase project duration and may take more than one day to complete) Project Difficulty: Easy to Medium How many people needed: 1
1. Remove/pry out the center wood strip(s) from the pallet (as shown in the above image), using the back of a hammer or crowbar. The wood strip(s) will be reused for the bottom of the bookshelf. Pallets come in slightly different sizes, so yours may have 1 or multiple center wood strips. My pallet only has one, so I had to use a strip of wood from another pallet to make the bottom for my second bookshelf.
2. Reuse the center wood strip and attach it to the side of the pallet, which will soon be the bottom of your bookshelf. I reused the nails that were already in the wood strip, but you may need/want to use new nails.
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7. Stain. I used minwax Jacobean stain for a dark look. The wood was quite porous, so it soaked right up!
), they were ready to hang. To hang the pallet bookshelves, I used self-drilling drywall anchors which are great to use when you can’t find a stud (
I will admit that this style of bookshelf doesn’t hold as much as a typical bookshelf, but I love how the kids can see (and pick) the books directly on. They add so much color to the room!
The pallet shelves are also great for tight spaces since they are only about 4 inches deep. Imagine a whole wall of them?!
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Have you created anything with pallets? If you need more pallet ideas, check out my post on DIY projects using pallets. You guys. I have ants in my pants doing the pee pee dance waiting for the day I can finally share the building plans and tutorial for this DIY rustic pallet bookshelf with you! Don’t look now, but I’m totally raising the roof (not literally).
I teamed up with Crates & Pallets to bring you the tutorial and free building plans for this DIY Rustic Pallet Bookshelf. I designed the bookshelf to accommodate the pre-made large and extra large crates and pallets. And did you know you can also order reclaimed pallets from them? They are heat-treated and sterilized and are available either fully constructed or broken. For this project, I ordered about 4 bundles of reclaimed pallet parts.
I used 2x10s and 2x4s for the construction of the bookshelf, and then used the pallet wood to ‘wrap’ the bookshelf to get that reclaimed, rustic look. David. This thing is solid and strong. I’d recommend anchoring it to the wall because you do
After cutting all my boards, I joined the 2x10s and 2x4s with pocket hole joinery. Here are the sides and shelves:
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To make building easier and more efficient, I cut scrap pieces of wood to serve as spacers so that the shelves are evenly spaced and straight.
I used a square and a level to make sure the shelf dividers were… well, square and level. Duh.
And I’d like to call your attention to my son’s Batman cape and necklace. Because superheroes must also be gentlemen.
I used wood glue and my cordless brad nailer to attach the pallet wood to the bookshelf. I cut and ripped the pallet wood into random lengths and staggered the boards.
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I love how much texture and interest this bookshelf adds to a room. Look at this beautiful pallet wood. And I don’t have to worry about questionable toxic chemicals or critters in the reclaimed wood because the pallets are heat-treated and sterilized.
PSA: You guys. Stop digging pallets from the dumpster – you don’t know where the stuff has been! I cringe at all the pallet wood projects on Pinterest where the pictures don’t take necessary precautions. People are all, “Hey, I’m going to build my dining table out of all this free pallet wood I found on the curb!” Then they take that stuff
Sorry, that was a bit self-righteous, right? Look, I’m all for “liberty and justice for all” and I’m certainly not trying to tell you how to live your life – I just thought it was worth mentioning. I mean, more power to you if you want your kid to grow an extra eyeball from chewing on your radioactive baby death trap. To each his own.
Oh, and here’s a little tip: when building the ‘skeleton’, make sure the pocket holes are facing the outside because the pallet wood will cover them up. Also, countersink your screw heads so that the pallet boards will be flush with the surface.
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I love how versatile this bookshelf is – even though the shelves and dividers are fixed, you can choose to use the crates or not and get a completely different look by doing so.
* This post contains affiliate links. To read my full disclosure policy, please click here. A big thank you! Goes to Crates & Pallet for sponsoring this post. All efforts, opinions, and adorable photo-bombers are my own. Our bare walls needed a little sprucing up, and this project literally took ten minutes on a Saturday morning. Only with some
Need something for the kids to do while you work? These free printable coloring cards are the best! (Send one to grandma or a teacher or friend to totally brighten their day!!)
The thin twine-type rope I used is from Joann’s, but you can really use any rope or twine.
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We chose to leave our wood natural, but if you want a different look, you can always paint it or whitewash it!
We drilled a hole (large enough for the rope to fit) at each end of the wood, directly in the center. Then thread the rope through and tie a loop knot, left the amount we wanted to hang it, and did the same through the other hole.
The shelves are totally customizable to how far down you want your shelves to hang, and whatever size you want the shelves to be.
These shelves are so fun to decorate – change your decor for the season. For winter, use mini pine trees. Change your printable to match the season. Add new flowers in rich dark oranges and reds for the fall.
Detailed Pallet Bookshelf Plans And Tutorials
Some of these links are affiliate links that pay a commission if a purchase is made. Six Clever Sisters, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. There has to be a pallet and that’s simply because it’s such an incredibly versatile tool. You can turn a pallet into almost anything and these DIY projects range from super easy to complicated and complicated.
We’re more interested in the simple side of the story, so today we’re going to show you some ways you can make pallet shelves. Think of this as a fun and rewarding home improvement project you can do over the weekend.
Pellet storage shelving is great for a variety of reasons. First of all, it is quite easy to make, requiring only a few simple modifications to the original pallet and on top of that you can make some cool units for the small spaces in your home that usually get overlooked. For example, you could create pallet shelves that can hold all your wrapping paper rolls and crafting supplies. All you need is a wood pallet, a spare piece of wood, a saw, some paint, nails and a hammer.
Pallet shelves are not only good for storing paper and other lightweight items. They can actually be quite sturdy and you can use them to store tools, jars and all sorts of other things. There is a great project on Funkyjunkinteriors that focuses on this very idea. In this case, a wood board and a box are also required to put together the storage unit. What’s nice about such DIY projects is the reality