You have all seen the palette board projects on Pinterest and elsewhere, haven’t you? I convinced my husband to help me load three of them into our minivan so that I could embark into this unknown territory.
I began to comb you-tube videos on “How to take palettes Apart..” No easy task by a long shot! I wish I had a perfect way to tell you to do it but I haven’t discovered that one yet!
After several hours on a hot Sunday afternoon we had a pile of wood.
Before coming up with a project have a plan. Hence, my plan!
Next, I hosed down the palette wood to get off the dirt and lined them up along the fence to dry.
The plan was to use a preexisting old window as the door to the cabinet.
The next step was to put chicken wire on the window. This is an especially hard job unless you have an electric staple gun which I don’t have so, thank God, for my wonderful husband, who helps my drawings and dreams come true! It is difficult to get the wire good and tight, but if you don’t your windows will look really dowdy and saggy.
Next we made the sides of the cabinet after measuring the window to make the dimensions of the cabinet fit the window/door.
We decided on two shelves on the inside and they were two boards deep or 12″.
It’s important to use screws when constructing the palette board or the boards will split.
The chicken wire door was attached on by two copper hinges we had saved and they worked very nicely.
next we put boards on the back to give a modified “palette bead board” effect.
The last step was securing the door with a hook.
Now the fun part…decorating!!
Some palette signs I made.~
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