Dec
26

How To Make A Pallet Shelf?

If you want to build something that will be valued by your near and dear ones as a good looking, useful and durable item, here’s your simple instruction. Follow it and find something new for use at home, unravel the mystery from the waste! And prove to the world how good a carpenter you would have become; had your skills been identified when you were young! Unleash the legacy of Robin Day or fortune of Ingvar Kamprad hidden within you.

Pallet ShelfThe tools of your leisure industry:

1.    Hammer
2.    Chisel
3.    Clamps
4.    Sander
5.    Paint brush
6.    Hand plane
7.    Saw
8.    Straight edge
9.    Spade
10.    Nails
11.    Drill machine
12.    A strong adhesive glue
13.    Sand paper
14.    Varnish
15.    Pallets to work upon

The manufacturing process in your new industry:

->    Choose pallets made of hard wood for your shelf to maintain the strength if you want to make a heavy duty one. Alternatively, you may use soft wood pallets if the required strength is not much. Keep it in mind that you require strong saws, greater muscle power to cut hard wood which is more time consuming too, but the end product made of soft wood needs care while handling.

->    Use dried up wood so that your product doesn’t change into funny shapes after drying up.

->    Break the pallet in your own method using the spade. A spud bar may also serve the purpose in a better way. You may preserve some part of the original skeleton of the pallet, which will preserve resource, effort and time; to increase efficiency.

->    Add few more nails and adhesive material to add strength to the part of the original structure that you want to preserve.

->    De-nail the parts that you have dismantled. You will have to cut only wood with your saw/ chisel it this way; otherwise your tool may get damaged.

->    Lay out the building blocks of your design. After you have de-nailed your pallet parts, cut them into desired size and shape to constitute the basic building blocks in your shelf.

->    Polish the parts with sand paper before you align & incorporate them into your desired structure.

->    Align, nail and glue: put the constituent parts in place, nail them adequately to strength, and fill the gaps with glue of great strength.

->    Dry it in sun so that your adhesive completes its action.

->    Varnish the entire item so that it shines with glory

->    Paint it with suitable colour. To preserve good quality, use a layer of primer & dry prior to applying the final colour. Dry it again and appreciate your own hands.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take your time, be patient & learn from your experience before you go into your next holiday project.

Inspired? Arrange a workshop for your son and his friends in their upcoming summer camp. You can help a few street boys; be anIngvar Kamprad!

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