|This is my pallet. There are many like it, but this one is mine.|
What happens to these pallets after they do their job? Sometimes they are used over and over again. Other times they are left out by dumpsters for people like yours truly to come along and snatch 'em up, hungry-hungry-hippo-style. What to use it for, though...
Chaise lounge lawn chair? Zzzzzz. Headboard? No room for an extra bed in our house. Accent wall? No time (or patience). Bench? Just did one. Coffee table? Eventually, but not this time. Bookshelf? Damn skippy. This one was pretty simple and my favorite part...completely free. I started by disassembling the top boards, trying to keep them in tact and salvaging as many nails as possible. This proved somewhat difficult because Old Man Time had not been kind to the structural integrity of the boards. You'd be amazed how many nails/brads/staples those things have in them. I set aside the rusty nails that came out relatively unscathed so I could use them to reattach the boards. 'Cause what's the point in re-purposing something old if you're going to have brand-spanking-new screws showing?
Here is the pallet in stages.
|With vertical trim boards. Say "hi" to my drill, making a cameo.|
|With horizontal trim.|
|Now I just need a crane to help me wall-mount it.|