Recycle is the word for today, so let me provide you with some deep insights regarding the benefits of wood pallets in your DIY survival and prepping project.
There are 7 days in a week so I’ll give you seven cool ideas about wood pallets and what you can do with them on these long, boring winter nights (besides burning them in the oven) plus a bonus that will take up a little more than a week but it’s guaranteed to spark your interest.
You probably already know what wood pallets are, but just in case, let’s touch on that briefly.
Basically, wood pallets are used as structural foundations for unit loads that allow handling and storing the loads in an efficient manner. They’re largely used under shipping containers and they’re usually regarded as disposable materials.
That’s one of the main benefits of using wood pallets for DIY projects because you can get them for free in certain places like hardware stores, furniture and equipment stores, feed and pet supply stores, newspaper companies, construction sites or even on Craigslist or other internet sites.
I think you’ll have better luck getting them from small companies or businesses that don’t use a specialized recycling company to get rid of their wood pallets (for a fee, remember that!). Basically, by going and picking up their wood pallets for free, you’re doing them a favor and saving them money.
With the wood pallet supply figured out, the rest depends on your skills, desires and patience.
Let’s get going!
Project 1 : How to Make a DIY Coffee Table Using Wood Pallets
Yes indeed, you can build your own furniture out of wood pallets. Okay, maybe not all of your furniture but at least a coffee table..
So, what do you need for building a coffee table using wood pallets? Well, let’s start with these:
- Pallets themselves (about three of them)
- A hammer
- A chisel
- A nail remover
- A circular saw
- A chop saw
- A drill
- 4 clamps
- A 5/32 inch drill bit
- 2 ½ inch wood screws (a dozen or more)
- Wood glue to keep them together at least for a while
There’s a written step-by-step manual right here and also a cool video below about the DIY part of the project. If you have the skills and the patience, go for it and send us a picture with the end result.