I love things made out of reclaimed pallet wood, they have a lovely authentic, rustic, look to them. They’re also a super interesting, fun, and a practical way of reusing old wood that would otherwise most likely be wasted or left to rot away somewhere.
There’s also something wonderful about turning something old and bland into something beautiful and useful.
From time to time, when I have some free time, I have a go at making things from old pallet wood myself. I find the measuring and sawing and drilling and figuring out how it’s all going to fit together really fun. And there’s not much that beats the feeling of holding something you have personally made from scratch and feeling proud because not only does it work, but it actually looks pretty cool too!
I finished my most recent pallet wood project today, and I’m pretty pleased with it. It’s not perfect, and if I were going to do it again I’d do some things differently, but it looks cute and it’s fully functional as a key box to go in our house.
It wasn’t really that difficult to make either. Once you’ve got your pallet wood just cut it up into the right sizes, which can be whatever size you want your box to be, sand them down and attach them together. I used wood glue to stick the pieces of pallet together, and popped in a couple of screws for good measure. I also angled the top so it would look nicer, which was probably the most difficult part as it involved cutting at angles and measuring bits and pieces, and then adding in some little supports
under the top which you can’t see.
Once it’s all together you just have to pop the hooks in and give it a couple of coats of varnish and then once it’s dried it’s all done.
It’s up to you if you wall mount it or just stand it on a table near the door or in the kitchen or something. I’m not sure where we’re going to put this one yet or whether we’ll mount it or not so I’ll let you know when I decide.