Step 1: Dismantle About 4 Pallets
I ended up dismantling 5 pallets because some pallets were old and brittle. I used a YouTube video to learn how. You need a crow bar and a hammer. That's all I used
Step 2: Layout Wood
Measure the length you want your tv unit and lay out the wood
I honestly made this up as I went along.
I measure the length, height and depth and went with it. Basing it on the pallet length ( pallet board was to short. 2 pallet lengths was to long. So pallet and half worked out to be just right.
I decided on the height to where my tv was already mounted.
You can adjust this accordingly
Step 3: Measure and Cut
My tv was already mounted to the wall. This made it easier to measure the height
(I made it up as I went)
At this point I decided to make the top and base.
Throughout this project I was measuring and cutting and giving one coat of stain. This avoids seeing odd colors once assembled.
After working out the basic dimensions, I cut the length using a jig saw. Then sanded ( using 80 grain) and stained it. With a basis of 1 1/2 pallet length. I screwed (8G x 40mm) into 4 bracket lengths pre-cut from pallets
Step 4: Assemble Frame
I pretty much free-styled from here. I basically wanted 3 cupboards with a shelf in each
Pictures should explain the rest
All screws were the same accept 20 4inch screws for attatching the base and top to the posts. Which needed pilot holes
Don't hesitate to ask questions
Step 5: Side Panels
Simply screwed to the inside
Step 6: Shelving
Same concept as the top and base only smaller
Couple of "L" brackets for the shelf support
Step 7: Doors
I forgot to take photos whilst make these. Pretty simple though
Made strips of wood for left and right of the door. Then screwed them to horizontal pallet slats cut to length
You can zoom in on the finished product to see what I did
Step 8: Sand, Stain and Varnish
The most time consuming part. Especially if the kids won't leave you alone for an hour
Everything should have had one coat of stain already.
I now sanded with 120grit and stained again
Then sand with 240grit and apply a varnish sealer (75% varnish 25% mineral terps)
Now apply 3 coats of straight vanish sanding in between each coat with a 320grit (best done by hand for this part)
This section takes so long due to the fact you need 24hrs drying time between coats (but its worth it)
Step 9: Fit Doors and Insert Shelves
Pick the hinges and handles you want and fit them along with the shelves
Step 10: Bear in Mind
This tv unit is not 100% square and the wood is warped in some parts. If you have the tools. You can spend the time to plain, level and square everything up. But I liked the imperfections. And am happy with the outcome.
Next up will be matching side tables. Same style!!!