Step 1: What Will You Need?
- A hammer (okey I used two, but this is unnecessary of you only have one. I had one with silicone head to hit the nails, and the other one in iron which I didn't use to hit in order to protect the wood, but it's important the fact that it has a V-shaped back that helps a lot to take off the original nails from the pallet)
- Thin but long nails (you would need al least twenty, the length of the ones I used was about 7-8 centimeters. I am not acquainted with the inches metric module, but the size is approximately like an index finger)
- Coloured wood paint (I used one from Ikea which is pretty great because it tints but it still lets the wood to show its natural linear forms. I chose white color because I think it looks very discrete and elegant but it would be interesting to try out some other colors!)
- Maybe some white glue for wood (I had to use some because there was an angle which was very difficult to nail but I didn't but an expensive glue I just used mine from when I was at primary school because it glues perfectly on wood)
Step 2: Disarming the Pallet
- If you hits the wood on the side, the nails comes easily off.
- Starting with a slat of the pallet, firstly hit it on one side and another until you see that slat a little loose. Then push it down to let the nails stand out and grab them with the V-shaped back head of the hammer. If any nail folds, use the pliers to straighten it.
- The square blocks are easy but tiring to take off. Don't try pulling its nails because it will make you give up. Hit thw block on its four faces and keep on doing it until it finally comes off. Then it is time for you to take out the nails from the block and from the slat which was sitting on.
Step 3: Painting!
Step 4: Nailing and Arming the Structure
Then I used one slat of wood for the base which is the one that is attached to the blocks (four nails to join each block). Then I used another slat in the front of the structure to prevent the plant pots not to fall, something like a fence. I placed it one the border top of the three blocks on the front, and I glued its thinnest and largest face to each block because it was kind of difficult to nail that angle.
As the back holder fence, I used two slats joined with two 1/3 of another slat. Firstly I nailed one slat in vertical to the blocks at the back (three nails on each join slat-block). Then I nailed to this slat one 1/3 of slat in one middle point and then the othet 1/3 to the mirrored point of the long slat. And after this I set the last slat at the top end of the 1/3s. Look at the pics to see the result.