PART I - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT - This is the start of the complete start to finish tutorial on how to create a beautiful rustic pallet cabinet from scratch, using free wood pallets. Follow along as we'll research, sketch, gather/dismantle pallets, cut, build, stain and finally install our one of a kind pallet cabinet.
Watch Part I - Research and Development
Watch Part II - Gather and Dismantle Pallets
Watch Part III - Construction
Huge thanks go out to Mrs. Jackie Hoegger and Hoegger Communications for all the help and constant support. Thank you a million times over Jackie... Hoegger Comm rocks!
WHY BUILD A PALLET CABINET?
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Two years ago we built a wood pallet lawn mower shed. It was my first time to build anything out of pallets and it was a great adventure. We learned a lot. Please, watch the video above.
I've been itching to build something new and when Hayley came to be, frustrated that our current kitchen cabinet kept falling apart... I knew I had the perfect opportunity to create something amazing!
The first step in any great adventure is dreaming and gathering inspiration. I've got to give a huge thank you to pinterest and the following ladies for their excellent blogs and friendly emails that helped me wrap my mind around how to create this cabinet:
Melissa Urban - Shabby Love
Becky Lamb - Beyond The Picket Fence
Just A Girl Blog
There's an old carpenters quote that says "If you can't sketch it, you can't build it." That's simple, but true. Once you know exactly what you want to build, take out your pen and paper and sketch it out. If you're building a piece that has to adhere to specific measurements (like our cabinet), make sure to include those measurements in your sketch and check everything twice!
Here is the final sketch I came up with to use as the road map for our pallet cabinet:
Awesome! So, we have a vision, and we have game plan! Now we need some pallets!! Tune in next week and I'll show you where to get pallets (for free)! I'll also demonstrate the best and fastest way to strip those pallets apart! Thanks for stopping in, see ya soon!
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PART 2 - GATHER AND DISMANTLE PALLETS