Often many corners and walls of our home are completely empty, usually we put over them bookshelves or racks to decorate them and give them a warm and personal touch. If you are thinking of building a shelf with pallets for the living room, an office or a bedroom to put your pictures, novels and magazines, I show you now an easy and creative pallet furniture project to decorate these walls.
The materials and tools that you are going to need are: 2 pallets of different sizes (one large and one small) 4 boards of plywood, sandpaper or a sander, a brush, scissors, paint or primer sealer, tape paper, color paints, varnish and wooden glue.
To build this bookshelf, we are going to take the first two pallets and sand them with the sandpaper or the sander, obtaining a smooth surface.
Then to obtain a finer finish, apply a coat of primer or paint sealant that will close the pores of the wood, in order to improve the finish of the paint that we are going to apply later. Between the coats wait 30 minutes before applying the next one. In our case we applied two coats. Once the layers have been applied polish the surface again.
Now we can paint the wood of the color we have chosen, in our case we have applied a brown tone to the back of the pallet, and various pink colors that give the impression of a gradient on the front planks where we’ll put the books. We think that they are a very cheerful and youthful colors that contrast perfectly between them, very suitable for the room.
Then measure the length of the pallet and cut some plywood planks to make the shelves. Once we have cut the sheets, we will fix them to the pallet with wooden glue and paper tape as we show you in the photograph. Wait 24 hours for it to dry, then retire the paper tape.
As you can see we have obtained a very minimal and modern, a perfect cabinet to display our books and pictures. It’s very simple to build and with a result similar to the ones that we can see at the design magazines.