Pallet to DVD shelf

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Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222094 Helsbells
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:21 pm

My husband and I made this DVD shelf from a pallet,

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I did a tutorial of how I made it on my blog:
http://serendipitychild.blogspot.com/2011/01/pallet-to-dvd-shelf-tutorial.html

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222095 yvette
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:24 pm

Woo! that is so impressive and professional-looking, I like it very much. Maybe we should begin a '101 things to make with a pallet' thread...?

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222097 Helsbells
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Thats a good idea, actually I saw a magazine artist once about things to make from a pallet. (This was our own idea though!)
Oh, I also used some of the bits we had left to do some paintings on instead of canvas.

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222114 Green Aura
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:39 am

That's great helsbells! :cheers:

Squirrel45 made some fab stuff from pallets too.

http://s406.photobucket.com/albums/pp141/Flatters_photos/?action=view&current=3f963bdd.pbw

I've managed one raised bed thus far, but it's pretty cool - I made it myself with OH taking my usual role of holding bits together while I screwed them :oops: :lol:

The biggest problem we had was getting the pallets apart in the first place - some of them are extremely well made!
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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222125 Keaniebean
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:44 am

Bespoke furniture. Whoop! :thumbright: Pallets are great, but surprisingly hard to come by round here :dontknow:

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222142 wulf
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:17 am

Nice work. Was it good quality wood or did you have to smooth it down? Most of the pallets I've picked up are fine for outside but a bit rough and splintery for indoor use.

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222148 bonniethomas06
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:02 pm

Blimey, that is really really good! You would think it was shop bought to look at it.

My project for the weekend is to make a coldframe out of pallets - I already have a nice glazed door frame for the top and a couple of pallets to take apart for the sides.
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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222152 Millymollymandy
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Excellent job, I'm very impressed! :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222156 MuddyWitch
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:22 pm

Very impressive!

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222195 Helsbells
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:08 pm

The wood was really smooth because it was MDF. Not a fan of the stuff really but I put a load of paint on it so I am hoping that will keep in the nastiness?!

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Re: Pallet to DVD shelf

Post: #222225 frozenthunderbolt
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:00 pm

Hooray for pallets! we build planters out of them all the time - also built our potting bench from them!
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