Cover image for Crafting with wood pallets : Projects for rustic furniture, decor, art, gifts and more
Crafting with wood pallets : Projects for rustic furniture, decor, art, gifts and more
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2015]

Physical Description:
119 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"More than 25 step-by-step tutorials for reclaimed wood"--Cover.
Pallets 101 : everything you need to know -- Adding color : painting technique -- Storage and organization. Coat hook and shelf -- A great crate -- Catch-all caddy -- Command central -- Jewelry organizer -- Double-decker storage bins -- Record shelf crate -- Around the house. Sofa arm desk -- Towel holder -- Coffee table -- Entry or sofa table -- Step stool -- Bench -- Pet bed -- Wine bar -- The great outdoors. Lawn tic-tac-toe -- Porch star -- Potting bench -- Art and decor. Gallery wall -- Abstract, inspirational word art -- Blanket display ladder -- Bits and pieces : using pallet scraps. Trivet -- House numbers -- Memory game -- Key holder -- Coasters -- Appendix. Resources -- Metric conversions.
Creative designs for one-of-a-kind, upcycled projects using the world's most widely available reclaimed wood The humble wood pallet is a key element in the global world of shipping, yet all too often it's eventually smashed into pieces and tossed into a dumpster. That perfectly good, all-natural wood deserves a better fate! Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Upcycling wood pallets has quickly become one of the most popular trends in home and garden DIY design, and this book's 20 hands-on projects teach readers everything they need to know. Including 80 full-color photos, it guides them step by step from easier, beginner projects like simple trays and shelves to more advanced projects like benches and kitchen islands. Crafting with Wood Pallets is packed with helpful tips for working with salvaged wood, like how to choose the best pallets, use the necessary tools, and master the art of disassembly. Also included is the author's unique painting technique that adds a one-of-a-kind and colorful twist to every project.