Pallet Cabinet.

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Project by travislucia posted 08-08-2013 07:42 AM 6722 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was built about one year ago with the intent of using up some old pallets I had in the shed. After a few hours I had the first piece I had ever built completed. This sparked a maddening excitement for me and since then I dove headfirst into a small wood working frenzy.

I wanted to post this project as it was my first one and the one that started it all for me. I will continue filling everyone in on my story as a finish and post current projects.

It was made entirely from pallets and deck screws.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 08:18 AM

Great re-cycle project

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 08:54 AM

I like it/ especially the bottom pannel. makes it look fancy. great job

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 10:20 AM

Great use of wood hard to believe it was a pallet… great wood….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 12:54 PM

very nice,great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 01:27 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The wood looks so good because most of the pallets had only been used once to ship appliances.

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 05:42 PM

I always admire using scrap wood. Beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 05:45 PM

nice. I like this one

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 10:00 PM

Welcome, and great work on the Pallet Cabinet.

I had friend give me some packing crates from Jet Skis, we brought them home in his trailer.

I have been using them for all sorts of projects and was so impressed with some of the timber found in them I started a blog regarding the reuse of timber.

I will be interested to see your next project!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 11:23 PM

@robscastle, Shipping crates can have a bunch of solid lumber! We have a local sign company that gets huge crates with wood that was used once and they leave it out for people to take. If your willing to take the time and clean up the wood you can build some great stuff! I look forward to checking out your blog.

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 08:31 PM

can’t wait to see more – i also use reclaimed wood for projects
i really like the color variations in this
thanks for sharing

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 08-12-2013 03:57 PM

Great looking pallet cabinet! Like the reuse of pallets. I’m sure it will serve you well.

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#12 posted 04-12-2014 12:06 AM

I’m wondering, did you have to plane the boards down? I’m about to renovate my bathroom and plan on using pallets are my wood source for a storage cabinet, vanity and shelving.

I don’t currently hav a planer but am thinking about investing in one for this project and future projects, the pallets I’m pulling from are random and the wood varies quite a bit in thickness.

Beautiful project by the way, I hope mine turns out as nice.

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#13 posted 07-22-2014 05:12 PM

Hey travislucia, do the front drawers open or are they just for decoration? I ask because I don’t see hinges on the pictures. I’m in the middle of building a cabinet made out of pallets for my patio. So far, the bottom and top are ready. I still need to build an interior shelf for a radio and additional storage. So I need to make two doors and your design is exactly what I have in mind to build. I think I’m also going for the way you have the legs built. Nice work.

p.s. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to work with pallet wood especially when you have to dismantle them without splitting the wood.

-- Jose

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