The weekend's here! Our new DIY shelf tutorial makes for a productive weekend project. We usually use shabby, old pallets for our material, but this can be made from other sources. The images in our tutorial show wood that's been sanded and varnished, and therefore took a few hours to construct. Feel free to make this in any way you prefer. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave us some!
Step 1: Know Your Pallet
The wooden blocks needed for this project are easy to find among EUR-pallets, and the sizes may vary from one pallet to another.
However, finding the pallet itself may not be as easy.
Step 2: Requirements
- From pallet, 2 wooden blocks measuring 7 x 3.5"
- 4 planks measuring 15 x 3.5"
- 1 plank measuring 23"
- Wood screws measuring 2.5" (costs less than $5 at your local hardware store)
Step 3: Assembling & Drilling
Begin by attaching one of the 15″ planks to the wooden block as shown in the picture. Be sure that both pieces form a 90° angle before you drill em' in (3-4 screws should be enough).
Step 5: Repeat
Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the remaining planks and blocks to be left with 2 halves of the whole shelf.
Step 6: Attach Support Plank
Begin drilling in the 23" plank as shown in the picture.
Then, align the second half of the shelf with the 23" plank and drill, drill, drill. Use as many screws as you need.
The plank will serve two purposes: acting as the 'spine' of the shelf (, and providing ample space between the two halves.