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« on: November 26, 2011 10:54:44 PM »

One of the benefits of my fiancee working where he does is that I have a never-ending, all-you-can-eat buffet of wooden pallets to craft with.  Today's obsession was born our of inspiration on Pinterest, a truck bed full of pallets, and a desperate need to make something using power tools.

What I started with:

     I spent the better part of an hour wrestling with the pallets, using hammers, needlenose pliers, and MY BARE HANDS to rip them apart.  I felt like some kind of awesome, wood-hating bear.  Once I finally got all the boards I wanted, I lined them all up hot dog style to equal six feet.  I rummaged through the garage for some 1"X4" and whipped out the circular saw and went GZZZBZZZZZZZZZRRRRZ ZZZZ until I had two pieces that were 1"X4"X6'.  Grabbing my (roommate's) trusty drill, I laid the two 6' boards across the pallet pieces and screwed about 70 screws (seriously) through to the pallet pieces.  I added a couple of legs and VOILA! Rustic, but super awesome headboard for my room.


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Cost:
Pallets: Free
1X4: Free
Screws: 6$


That's some inexpensive ambiance right there!  I feel a need to make everything ever rising up inside me.
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011 11:01:20 PM »

Love it. I love the rustic look of the wood. Great job and wonderful results.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011 12:18:39 AM »

Now that is good use of recycle materials. Looks pretty great as well.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011 05:58:00 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011 06:07:25 AM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011 06:26:10 AM »

You forgot
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011 08:01:02 AM »

Amazing work!!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011 08:39:13 AM »

nicely done!!  The frames above the headboard almost look like they could be made of the same wood...
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011 10:26:04 AM »

Very nice! Have you seen the tiny houses built out of pallets? Google it, they are so cool.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011 10:37:30 AM »

That looks awesome! The weathered look of the pallet boards suits a headboard nicely. Well done!
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