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Monday, May 20, 2013

How To Make Pallet Bookshelves

I am sure you have seen Pallet bookshelves around the internet. 
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I made some for the boutique last month and I wanted to show you how I did it.

Grab a pallet.

I used the Circular Saw.  I just used the board as a guide and cut right up the side of it.


My saw blade was not big enough to go all the way through.

So I flipped the pallet over and tried to just match up my line.
Well... You can see how well that went!

For the next cut I just got out the Sawzall to cut the rest of the way through.  That worked GREAT!


I took some unfinished to the boutique and some painted.  To paint them I primed them with Kilz Primer.  The best primer ever.  I brushed it on.  And it took FOREVER!  My sister-in-law Kortnie from Ioka Lane Boutique uses it in the Spray Can and told me I should try that!  I definately will next time!
*If you chose to brush it on, make sure you have some paint thinner around because it is oil-based.

I left the bottom off for painting so that I could get up inside easier.

I just laid out all of my bottom pieces and painted them.

I atttached the bottom pieces with a Framing Nailer. And it was done!
One of these days I hope to get one of these hung in my own home!

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These pallet bookshelves are available for sale in my shop!

Here is what I made with what was left over from the pallets after making the bookshelves.

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12 comments:

  1. Great idea, so clever!

    Bee happy x

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  2. Wow! You are handy with the power tools! Looks great! I would love one of those clocks on my front porch!!
    Thanks for sharing on BNOTP! Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

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  3. love the clock and the pallet bookcase, nice size. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Such a great idea! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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  5. I love pallet projects! So fun and practical. The sea green color you found is stunning!

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  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  7. No way...you made a CLOCK too? What great fun! Nice job... I'd love for you to come link up at The Weekly Creative that just went live!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2013/05/the-weekly-creative-2/

    smiles,
    melanie {reasons to skip the housework}

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  8. I've seen tables and wall art but never book shelves. Very smart and I loved that clock. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  9. What a great idea! And I am loving that clock of yours, so clever!

    I'm visiting from the Pity Party. Have a terrific weekend!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a very clever idea as well as a great use of the left over wood.
    Both projects look amazing! We'd love to have you share it.
    New follower,
    Patti

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  11. What a great idea and clever use of the left over wood as well. The projects look amazing. We'd love to have you share it at our linky party.
    New follower,
    Patti

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