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DIY {wall mounted} Pallet Shelf

The problem: Supplies and materials are often scattered in the basement, hiding in built-ins in the dining room, sitting around in the kitchen driving me crazy or just ‘lost’ sparking a lot of temper tantrums and wasting precious free time on the hunt for supplies.

 

The solution: Making the space in the open basement stairwell an organized home brew supply station, library, storage area with a fun rustic/industrial vibe. Everything in it’s place, easy to find.

diy-wall-mounted-pallet-shelf We’re starting with a wall-mounted pallet shelf for holding an empty bottle collection.

 

Materials:

  • Pallet
  • Three 1 x 3 x 4 pine wood planks
  • Wood Stain
  • Polyurethane (matte finish)
  • 2 Purdy 2.5 inch angled paint brush for stain/poly
  • Rags
  • Hanging Hardware (wall anchors, screws, toggle bolts)
  • FrogTape®

Tools we used:

  • Crow bar
  • Hammer
  • Nail gun (finishing nails)
  • Saw
  • Dremel Multi-Max (sanding)
  • Drill (hanging)

 

DIY Pallet Shelf Tutorial

 

1. After we found the perfect pallet, we decided to use the back of the pallet as the front of the shelf and removed 1 plank using a crow bar and hammer.

prying-pallet-wood

pallet-before

2. Measure and cut the 1 x 3 x 4′s to fit between the front and back pallet planks to create “shelves”.

 

3. Position the 1 x 3 shelf bottom into place. We used a level to ensure shelf bases weren’t crooked. Some places were a little tricky and needed hammering into place or lifting the old pallet plank a tad with a crow bar, while positioning the 1 x 3 into place.

 

pallet-shelves

4. A finishing nail gun (and a good eye for lining up the nails in the 1 inch area) secures the shelf bottom to the sides of the individual shelves. {Forgot pictures of the nail gun step…it’s just so much fun!}

We added a few screws to some of the pallet face-boards to tighten things up.

5. Sand all sides and splinters.

 

6. Stain.

Brush on in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe away in the same direction with a rag.

 

 

7. About an hour later, I was ready to seal the stained wood. Using the same technique, I applied  Polyurethane and let it dry for 24 hours.

 

8. Hang! I used FrogTape® for marking the area we wanted the pallet shelf to hang.

hanging-pallet-shelf

I marked the studs with a chalk line.

 

Wall color: homemade chalkboard paint.

 

We used 6 drywall screws {screwed into the wall studs} to secure our pallet shelf to the wall.

 

I have to say, he doesn’t always see my vision, but once things are put into action and start coming together, he loves it! He spent about 30 minutes styling his new pallet shelf, stepping back and re-arranging it over and over. Success! And just like completing one DIY project leads to more, this little pallet shelf inspired a lot more creative ideas for his home brew supply space/beer library. Keeping things organized so stay tuned!

styling-diy-pallet-shelf

Organized, right? What do you think?

 

homebrew-organization

 

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.

I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.

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