Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Wooden Pallets

I'm so sorry I've been slacking on the Tutorial Tuesday's.  It's been a few very busy weeks for me.  Things seemed to have calmed down some, so I'm back at it. Yay. 

Well, as I've mentioned many, many times, my current family room is empty.  Completely empty.  I saw some fabulous furniture using wooden pallets and I think I just may go for it - to create a modern, industrial, yet chic vibe.  We will see.  The first step will be in finding affordable yet still in good condition pallets.  I have yet to find those. 

In the spirit of my wooden pallet quest, I thought I would share today a few tutorials on re purposing wooden pallets - which I think are WAY cool by the way!

First up is this terrific and versatile shelf.  Pretty cool, right!?

Next up is this amazing coffee table.  There are a lot of variations of wooden pallet coffee tables - just google it and you can find one to suit your own taste.  I like this one a lot - although I may leave mine in a more natural wood tone.

This vegetable planter.  Again there are a TON of planter ideas using pallets online, so check em out to find one you link, I like this simple one, plus I like that hte link includes a PDF with instructions :)

Check out this book! I must get my hands on this!

There are plenty more on the Internet and I'm not entirely certain what my wooden pallet get-up will entail - I suppose it depends on how many quality pallets I can come up with. 

As always, thanks for reading!


Jen said...

I'm amazed with what one can do with a humble pallet! All great ideas, following you!

Random Rants said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. I know I see pallets all over the place but I can't think of where you could buy them? Do you get them at a lumber yard?

Libby said...

happened to land here, googling ideas for pallet planters.....beads!.....jewelry making!.....coolstuffs...

Try Craigslist for free pallets. idk where you are exactly, but, for ex, the San Diego CL has 5 listings for free pallets. Funny, if you search the single "pallet" you get zero, but plural "pallets" brings up many.


Inspire Me Heather said...

Cool! I've linked this to my pallets post too, well done!

allenaim photography and design said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Pallett projects are some of my FAVS! Such a "lowly" product that can be made magnificent!