How to Make a DIY Pallet Bookcase

2 years ago

Decorating with pallets is one of the hottest fads right now.


Here's how we used pallets to update our 10-year-old bookcase.

We purchased this bookcase from Ikea. It was so long ago that I can't remember the name of it.

It has moved with us from Los Angeles to Tennessee, then to Vegas, and now back to Tennessee.

It has seen some wear and tear, but we thought if it survived that many moves, then it deserves some TLC.

Noting Grace DIY Pallet Bookcase

It used to be finished in natural pine, but we painted it white a few years ago.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

I took these pallets I've been collecting and broke them down.

That's a chore, lemme tell ya! And some of the pieces crumbled apart.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

There are tons of tips and tutorials online on how to break down pallets.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

We measured them to fit the back of the bookcase and then had my hunk cut them to size.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

Next came the assembly. We simply turned the bookcase over and screwed the cut pallet pieces onto the frame.

We staggered the pattern to give a variegated effect.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

Here's the finished product.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

*swoon*

We noticed that we had a band going across the middle where the boards laid against the pallet frame.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

It wasn't planned and was pure happenstance, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the finished project.

DIY Pallet Bookcase

There are so many fun things you can do with pallets. It only took us a few hours to cut and assemble this project, and now we have a new piece to feature in our home.


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