Introduction: Mallet From Pallets

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This is a great project for those who want to make something cool, easy to make.
The cost of the materials for this project was essentially 0€ and nails come from pallet too.

With the pallet wood you can get some really nice grain and patterns.

Don't forget free is better ^^

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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  • Pallet Wood
  • Square piece of wood
  • Nails - come from pallet
  • Some oil (optional)


  • Hammer
  • Cutting tool
  • Wood plane
  • 80 and 200 grid sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Pencil
  • C-Clamp

Step 2: Building

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Very simply, we'll put it all together with wood glue.

We start with the board 20 * 8 cm then two boards 8 * 8 cm and the handle between the two, another two boards 8 * 8 cm and finally the last board 20 * 8 cm.

You can see the result with photos.

We glue everything with wood glue and clamp with c-clamp.

After drying, we put four nails into the handle.

For the handle I will use a plane to transform square to oval to get a better grip.

Then sanding with 80 and 200 grid sandpaper.

And finally a layer of oil to protect it.

Here your free pallet mallet , don't forget it's better when it's free. ^^


fraser02 (author)2016-03-23

Looks good. Thanks for sharing...

I made one with very similar design from an old hardwood chair a while back...

in fact maybe i read this an made it, can't remember exactly!!!

Tater Zoid (author)2015-06-05

This is great, it would help me break down my next pallets.

BeachsideHank (author)2015-06-05

Nice looking end result!

The "Pallet Mallet", catchy, eh?

Pallet Mallet. I'm on board. This looks great, I bet its functional too. You can't beat free!

Blackir (author)gravityisweak2015-06-05

ho yes it works very well , I prepare another one for my father.

I will take more time to sand with 200 and 500 grid sandpaper this time.

Blackir (author)BeachsideHank2015-06-05

yes I love it, the more bizarre is that now I use to hit on her friends pallets ^^

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