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DIY wood pallet projects : 35 rustic modern upcycling ideas to personalize your space
Bunde, Karah.
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Publication Information:
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
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207 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home!

With DIY Wood Pallet Projects , you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like: Rustic wood clock Herringbone coffee table Planter box with mitered corners Cut-out silhouette art Pallet slat-backed bookcase Complete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.

Author Notes

Karah Bunde, creator of The Space Between blog, has lived in five different U.S. cities and one Caribbean island over the last fifteen years with her husband and two dogs. She made each place feel like home through creating unique and functional items. Karah is a regular contributor to and has been featured on The Home Depot's blog, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, iVillage, and Tip Junkie, among others. You can visit her blog at

Table of Contents

prefacep. 6
introductionp. 8
Part 1 preparation and toolsp. 11
Chapter 1 wood pallets 101p. 13
where do I find pallets?p. 13
how should I transport pallets?p. 14
what do those markings on the pallet mean?p. 14
how do I know if it's a good pallet to use?p. 15
how do I clean the pallet?p. 17
how exactly do I get this pallet apart?p. 17
what other kinds of wood could I use if I don't want to take a pallet apart?p. 24
do I have to be a pro at using power tools to do these projects?p. 26
what equipment will I need?p. 26
can you tell me more about the saws I'll be using?p. 29
what power tools might I need?p. 32
what does the sandpaper grit number really tell me?p. 34
who's ready to create something awesome?p. 34
Part 2 project tutorialsp. 36
the beginning of every projectp. 36
Chapter 2 getting craftyp. 39
rustic wood clockp. 40
variation-rope-edged clockp. 44
picture frames-3 waysp. 45
pallet slat picture holderp. 46
barnwood picture framep. 48
variation-simple jewelry organizerp. 51
the perfect Instagram picture framep. 52
variation-geometric wall artp. 56
cut-out silhouettep. 57
Chapter 3 around the housep. 63
hook board with repurposed handlesp. 64
shoe organizerp. 66
pallet slat-backed bookcasep. 69
full-length mirror framep. 74
rustic wooden cratep. 78
pet feeding stationp. 82
Chapter 4 holidays and entertainingp. 89
easy peasy starp. 90
painted silhouettep. 94
rustic advent calendarp. 96
miniature tabletop treep. 100
American flagp. 103
pallet slat treep. 106
tray with mite red cornersp. 112
Chapter 5 in the yardp. 119
eclectic directional signp. 120
hanging bedp. 122
shuttersp. 126
welcome matp. 130
wine rack with stemware storagep. 133
planter box with mitered cornersp. 140
cooler surroundp. 145
Chapter 6 furniturep. 153
headboardp. 154
large dog bedp. 158
tabletopp. 162
Adirondack-like chairp. 166
bench with decorative angle cutsp. 171
herringbone coffee tablep. 176
U-shaped side tablep. 182
night stand with arrow detailp. 189
Chapter 7 the finishing touchesp. 197
aging new woodp. 198
other embellishment ideasp. 200
the endp. 203
indexp. 204

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