Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pallet Bookcase - Knick Knack Shelf

So I've been MIA lately . . .
Between the holidays, family and friends visiting, and getting sick for almost two weeks...
Blogging just hasn't been high on the priority list.

Even though I haven't been blogging I have been making things! Here's a project I did sometime before the holidays . . .

 How I made this pallet shelf/bookcase after seeing this photo on Pinterest...

pinned here
 I started by making some VERY rough plans on paper. I thought about how big I wanted it overall, then broke down the measurements for the small pieces, and calculated how many boards I would need.
(As you can see my shelf is smaller than the pin, I wanted a short one so I used the design from the top half. You can configure the little cubbies however you like!)


 Me and the hubs got to work pulling apart the pallets. This is hard work! Muscles are appreciated!


After the boards were pulled apart I lined them up seeing what I had to work with.


Then I started placing them where they would go so I could get a vision of how to start.


Using the brad nailer and wood glue I started putting everything together. 
Because these are pallet boards these will not all match up pretty. But that's sort of the point...

I did get hit in the head with my shelf's frame as it wasn't too sturdy in the beginning. Left me a nice battle wound by my eye! I was going to make up stories about how Corey hit me....but considering he was helping me with the pallets I thought that wouldn't be too nice! :)


When it was all said and done I started pulling odds and ends from around the house to fill up the shelf! These salt & pepper shakers are from an earlier post, and the orange starfish were a Christmas gift!


Coral-red cat-tails from Garden Ridge in a vase I got from the dollar store a few years ago.


A vintage camera, candles, and other knick knacks . . .




 What do you think? You love it?! Why thank you!! :)
If you're interested in one of your own, bring me 2 pallets and I'll get working!




2 comments:

hopeagain said...

Hi, I love your knick knack shelf and was thinking the similar idea from the original shelves that you also used as your inspiration. I'm so thankful to find your post on the one you created. I just have a question as I am making mine similarly for my daughter as a bookshelf. How did you attach the actual shelves so that they would firmly hold items on them? I cannot tell from your pics and I am stumped on what to do. It's been years since I have done a furniture project on my own. I'd love your feedback. Thank you!!!! Sincerely, Tara

Jennifer Leible said...

Hopeagain: I'd love to answer your questions, unfortunately you have your email set to private on your Blogger profile and I cannot reply to you. Please send me a direct email at jenniferleible@gmail.com so I can help! Thanks for your sweet comments and for stopping by my blog!

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