A good way to organize your books, shoes, toys and clothes when we lack of space is using cabinets, but when we start loosing space of them, often we use boxes that allow us to take advantage of those empty corners of the house. These are a good way to organize our things different and functional.
Today we have an interesting proposal to share with you where you can build a box with pallets, it fulfills all the functions of storage that I have mentioned and it’s also very decorative.
To build it you require: a saw, a hammer, a lever or crowbar, nails, screws, wooden varnish and a sander.
First we extracted the pallet planks with a saw equipped with a metal cutting blade, cutting the nails that bind the two side planks of the pallet. Anyway, you can also dismantle the pallet with hammer and crowbar or lever. If you prefer the second option consult this post. Where you can see all the detailed procedure.
Once removed all the planks of the pallet, we’ve cut them with the following measures: 6 planks with the dimensions of 50 cm (20 ”), of which 3 are for the front and 3 for the back of the box, 11 boards with dimensions of 29 cm (11 ”) of which 6 will be for the sides (3 and 3) and 5 to build the base, plus 4 blocks of 22 cm (9 ‘) used to set the planks in the corners and form the body of the box.
With the hammer, some nails and wooden glue fix the blocks of 22 cm (9 ”) with the planks of 29 cm (11 ”).
Once you have set the sideboards add the front and rear tables of 50 cm (20 ”) forming an “L”. Repeat this process once more.
Now you only have to join the 2 “L” with the 4 blocks of 22 cm (9 “) as we show you in the photo, and get a squared wooden frame.
Finally add the five planks of 29 cm (11 ”) long, which will build the base of the box. We’ve added them without having a specific width measurement, since the pallet boards were different, in the photo you can see exactly what I mean.
Finally, with the help of the sander we have obtained a smooth surface, giving a new look to the wood. However, after polishing the pallet planks we have applied some layers of varnish with a dark hue, giving to it a classic look.
Now you have your pallet boxes ready to store all the things that you want and enjoy of more space at your home. You just have to fill them and place wherever you like.