I had some spare time this weekend and was bored of babysitting. So, went ahead and made something interesting to kill my time and use some of the scrap wood I have been collecting for ages.
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Step 1: Hardware Requirement
For this project we need:
- Pallet Wood
- Protective equipment like:
- Face mask
Step 2: Dismantling the Pallet
Using 2 hammers I am going to dismantle the pallet. My aim is to reuse all the nails used in building this pallet so that, I can use them in building my stool.
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Step 3: Wood Cutting
Lets start by cutting the wooden pieces required for this project.
My pallets are 9cm wide and 2cm thick. So, if I want to make a perfect square I would need:
- 12 x 36cm blocks for 2 opposite sides and the top
- 8 x 32cm blocks for the other 2 sides
- 4 x 38cm blocks for the legs, which will also hold the sides
For the base we need:
- 2 x 32cm blocks for the center bit and
- 2 x 28cm blocks for the sides bits And finally,
- few random sized blocks to hold the sides.
Step 4: Sanding
Before putting the blocks together I am going to sand them to give them a nice and smooth texture.
Step 5: Putting the Pieces Together
Lets start by putting the 2 identical sides together. For that I am going to use the 4 x 32cm blocks and the 2 x 38cm legs.
Once the sides are ready I will use the 8 x 36cm blocks to join these sides to each other to give it a square shape. But, before joining the 4th side I am putting the bottom bit together. Cool, so thats how the box looks like without the top lid. Now, lets put the lid together and place it over the box. Awesome, look at that. To fill the holes, I am mixing sawdust with a bit of wood glue and then filling the holes up with the mixture. I will sand it once the glue drys up to give it a smooth finish.
Step 6: Painting
Black is my favorite color. So, I am going to paint this stool with water based black paint.
Now, to draw the circles I am using the lid of the 'Pringles' potato chips paperboard can.
Step 7: The Legs
This is another beautiful creation of the wooden pallet that is recycled into an excellent piece work. This is a versatile piece of furniture which can be placed in the living room, bedroom, study, kitchen or/and even outdoors. This stool is lightweight yet sturdy, comfortable to sit on, and is highly functional as it can be moved around the house, giving a dynamic and entertaining experience.
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