Buying or making shelves to increase storage space in your homes can be an expensive venture. An innovative way in which you can create great storage space, at a minimal expense and get the experience of doing it your self is to create palate shelves. These shevels are a hot fad amongst those who like to use their hands and have the desire to work it out to create exquisite decor for their own homes.
Why are they so in?
The idea of using recycled stuff peals to many those who like to protect the environment and also these who like to keep budgets in check. Pallets shelves is a name given to wooden storage units that are commonly used in the shipping and wholesale industry. You could buy it in supply stores at a nominal cost and in auction either free or very cheap . They have been used of late to make many different types of furniture from racks and storage units to shelves. As it is an idea that uses recycled stuff you are helping in preserving the environment , protecting tress and doing it at a very nominal cost. The greatest bonus is that you get to use your hands and creativity to create something of which you can be proud of for a long time.
What can they be used for?
Based on the idea and the design for your shelf they can be used for storing books to keeping picture frames, as wine racks to bathroom storage units . If you have an idea and are innovative enough to do it is possible to transform a Pallet Shelf into any kind of storage unit.
What are the different options?
A simple pallet can be transformed into any kind of storage unit here are some ideas. They can be used as book shelves, kitchen shelves, bathroom shelves, display shelves or as wine stacking or storage shelves. If you have an idea transform it into an actual piece of art .
How to make a pallet shelf:
Here are some suggestions on how to make pallet shelves:
Book shelves: a book shelf can have a single unit or multiple units. Take a pallet and choose one that is of the size that you want as a book shelf. Saw of the extra portion, smoothen the wood or add partitions to increase the size . You can add a wooden varnish or leave it as such to give it the rustic look it up to you.
Bathroom rack: the design of a bathroom rack is essentially similar to that of the kitchen rack so similar to the kitchen rack choose a pallet you want, remove the side walls , you should add wooden shelf in the pallet frame. Smoothen the wood paint it or not up to you add pins to help in hanging the rack and you are good to go.
Coat rack: remove the side walls of the pallet and let its base stay, paint and smoothen the wood , insert some pins to hang the rack with and also add hanging pins at the front of the frame to hand the coats on and you are done.
Kitchen rack: it would be good to have a pallet that suits the size of the rack you want remove the side walls , you should add wooden shelf in the pallet frame. Smoothen the wood paint it or not uo to you add pins to help in hanging the rack and you are good to go.
Other uses of pallet racks:
Pallet racks can be used for any number of innovative designs from creating bed and tables to garden chairs , beach chairs, stools etc . An innovative mind can do so much with them.