Mike Gaines has just sent us this 2 projects made completely with pallets:
#1- free standing book shelf
I was ‘commissioned’ by a friend to make a free standing bookshelf/display stand. He is the pastor of a church that is ‘mobile.’ They currently meet in a school so every week they set up and tear down so everything must be pack-able into the crates that go on the trailer.
He wanted a shelf/display for Bibles so that people could see them and take them as needed. The main shelf is made from a modified standard pallet with swing in legs on the back. The shelves are cut so that they slide into place and are held in place with a cripple piece in the back and the weight of the items on them. Each is spaced for a standard size 8-9 inch book.
They will be moving into a permanent facility this spring and this design will be utilized as both a freestanding type and wall mounted variant with adjustable shelves.
#2 Rocky Mountain (Adirondack style) chair
I have been a fan of the Adirondack style for as long as I can remember, but they were usually uncomfortable for me b/c I have short legs. I found a chair on anna-white.com that was a ‘plastic chair knock-off’ and patterned it for use with pallets.
The chair is quite comfortable and low slung with a shallow Adirondack style slope. I have made a few of these for family and friends and each is unique because of the nature of pallet wood. I leave the nail heads and imperfections in the wood to add character through aging. These have been mostly raw, sanded lumber finish but will use a waterproof floor sealer to seal some in the near future with designs burned into the backs. (pics of those when they are finished)
Do you like this DIY pallet bookcase and pallet chair? Do you want to see other pallet furniture projects?
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