This is my first instructable but I have been an avid lurker on this wonderful site called Instructables for along time, I'm a keen tinkerer in my garage converted woodshop and I love to make stuff out of wood.
So, I wanted to make a quick, cheap wall feature to fill a space infront of my pc desk at home as it was a bit plain and my desk was a bit cluttered with stuff, I also wanted to spend as little as possible on this project which cost me to make around £4 as I had to buy the cans of black spray paint (£1 each)
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Step 1: Tools and Bits Required
I used the below bits and bobs to create this pallet wall feature
* 2 Wood pallets
* Bag of 50mm wood screws
* Counter sink
* Wall plugs
* Philips bit and small drill bit
* Jig saw
* Band saw
* Wood glue
* Black spray paint
* Pencil * 180 Sand paper
* Tape measure
* Bought 4 cans of black spray paint (£1 each)
Step 2: Cutting Up the Pallets for the Shelves and Back Pieces
Next, I needed to cut off the pieces of wood from the pallets by using a jig saw and then by using the band saw to square off the edges and cut off the ends with nails in - doing this gave me 10 pieces of wood of nice clean wood.
I cut 7 pieces of wood at lengths of 730mm
Then I cut 2 pieces of shelving at 680mm
The last shelf is smaller and I cut it at 400mm
I then cut 2 extra lengths of pallet wood at 700mm which I used as a backing to screw all of the 7 pieces together - screwed from the back so minimal screws showing from the front.
Step 3: Fitting the 2 Pieces of Wood to the Wall (to Screw Wall Feature Into)
I also needed 2 pieces of the pallets which I needed for later when fixing to the wall - I screwed the 2 pieces of pallett wood to the wall - 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom making sure they are level ready for me to screw the feature to the 2 pieces of wood that are fixed to the wall making it sturdy.
Step 4: Making the Head Phone Holder
I needed a place to easily place my computer headphones so I marked up a simple shape that fitted the headphones and then used my band saw to cut it out.
I then lightly sanded it down ready and drilled 2 holesfor it to be attached to the feature then for it to be sprayed.
Step 5: Making the 2 Holders for My Sword
I needed a place to put my sword as it was just sat on my desk, so by using the offcuts from the wood pallets, I marked out the shape I needed then cut 2 shapes out by using a band saw - I sanded them down lightly then sprayed them with black gloss spray.
Step 6: Making the 3 Shelves
Using the 3 pieces of wood for the that I cut earlier - these are going to be used for the 3 shelves, I wanted to round off the face edges with the band saw.
Next, I then used wood glue and screws to fix the shelves to the wall feature and did the same for the sword and headphone pieces.
I then sprayed the whole wall feature with the 4 cans of black gloss spray.
Step 7: All Fitted to the Wall..
Once the wall feature was dry, I was then ready to attach the wall feature to the 2 pieces of wood I fixed to the wall earlier by using wood screws.
I was very happy with the finish and I now have a gaming desk setup which is organised and tidier and there is a place for every thing to go.