Would you like to adapt a shelf for your living room adapting various pallet modules, using a system similar to the children building games like Lego? This is a very easy pallet furniture project to do that you can be filled with nice wicker baskets of different colors. In each module you can put your DVDs, photos, books… like a conventional shelving and the baskets can be used to store the cutlery and the dinning table linen for example.
To build it you are going to need the following materials and tools: 10 pallets with the same dimensions (if you want a piece of furniture identical to the one on the picture), a saw, sandpaper or a sander, some baskets, wooden varnish, paint of a mahogany hue, a brush, wooden glue, screws and hinges.
First we are going to clean the pallet with the help of a hose or a pressure water machine like a Kartcher to remove all the dust and dirt before you start to build the cabinet. In this post you will find the whole detailed process of how to clean it accompanied by a video.
Next cut the pallets by its half with the saw. In our case we have chosen a pallet that was of 6 planks, so when you cut it we obtain two equal parts with 3 planks each.
Then turn them around and extract the two planks of the pallet, which are indicated in the picture.
Repeat this process with each pallet.
We will then join the extracted planks of the first step above the pallet guides, to make them larger. So, apply a thin line of wooden glue on each plank, fix them and wait for some hours. Once we have obtained these “E’s” We’ll join them again forming a rectangle. Repeat this step 4 more times to achieve 5 shelves like the one on the next picture.
When we have already finished these modules, we’ll to cut with a saw the protruding planks, so all of them will be of same the same long.
Finally once finished furniture, we’ll beautify the wood to give it a nice finish. Use the sander or a sandpaper to get a smooth surface. In the next picture we show you the before and after result of sanding the drawer.
Then, we’ll apply to the furniture some layers of satin brown paint with a brush, and then we’ll do the effect of some waters doing a circular motion with the rag.
When the paint has been dried apply some layers of varnish to add shine and radiance to the wood.
Finished the modules, we only have to place them in pairs horizontally, one above the other. Next, we’ll put the baskets inside the holes, which will have the dimensions that fit perfectly in the width and length of the drawer. These accessories can be found in any decor store.
Finally fix some hinges between the modules to make a more stable structure.
And presto! Now you can enjoy your new shelf for the living room or other spaces like the kitchen, the office or a bedroom.