How to Make DIY Pallet Book Shelves

Repurpose those pallets by transforming them into rustic bookshelves!

Steps

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    Find a used wooden pallet. Usually they are available at warehouses or recycling stores.
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    Flip the pallet. You will use this side as your shelf.
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    Grab a sandpaper and smoothen the surface of the pallet.
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    Grab a pencil and a ruler. Mark a line about 12 inches (30.5 cm) from the bottom. Or simply visualize the height of your shelf.
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    Use an Electric saw to cut the pallet into pieces.
    • It's really up to you if you want to cut in middle.
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    Grab a piece of plywood. You will use this as a base for the pallet shelves.
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    Measure the base of the feet of the pallets.
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    Transfer the measurements to your plywood.
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    Place the plank on top of the feet of the pallet. Nail the plank into place.
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    Drill two holes on your wall, one on each side.
    • Insert a screw on the tacks.
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    Hang your shelves!

Things You’ll Need

  • Wooden pallet
  • Electric sanding equipment
  • Power saw
  • Plank of wood
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Power Drill

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Categories: Furniture and Cabinets