If you are building your own pallet based on the woodworking plans of a professional woodworker, you can make your own Pallet Furniture. This is a great way to save money while you are building something that you will enjoy using. There are many benefits of this method. It is more environmentally friendly, since there is no more shipping or handling costs involved. The end result will be better than if you purchased the pieces piece by piece.
To make DIY Pallet Furniture you need some type of woodworking plans and tools. If you are doing it yourself you will need a table saw and a drill press. These items can be bought from your local hardware store or from a lumber outlet. Other tools that you may need include nails, hinges, screws, and even glue. There are many great woodworking plans available online that has complete step-by-step instructions for you to follow.
If you do purchase the tools and materials, you will need to plan ahead and buy the material well in advance. This will allow you to get the best deals possible. The best deals can be found online because they do not have the overheads of a brick and mortar retailer.
If you plan on using a saw that comes with a tape measure, you will need to measure the pallets that you will be using. You should be able to hold them between your thumb and forefinger. Measuring from one corner to another corner will give you an accurate measurement. Do not include the middle or back pallet as this is not usually included with the finished pallets.
Once you have your measurements you should take your measurements and then write them down. Some woodworkers like to draw their ideas on paper first. This allows them to remember everything they need to. Be sure to write down how large you want the piece to be as well as any measurements needed to fit into your work area. The list of materials that you need should be put in a place where you can easily see it.
The main tool that you will need when you are going to make pallet furniture is a drill. Most woodworkers will already own a drill, so all you will need to buy is some screws that attach the pallets together. You will also need some nails for the edges. Make sure that you nail each piece securely to the pallets.
Once you have the pieces together, you will need to put them together. Many people try to do this by hand. However, this can be quite hard to do. The easiest way to make sure that everything will fit is to use a piece of measuring tape.
Start by measuring your work space. Use a piece of tape to measure how big your piece needs to be. Then measure the width by using another piece of tape and then taking the total measurements. Remember to allow for the tongue and grooves on the pallets.
Once you have all your measurements, you will want to start to assemble your pallet furniture. Start by putting the pallet on your workbench. Use wood screws to attach it to the workbench. Then you need to make sure that your pallet is centered. You can do this by adding a centerblock to the pallet. After you have the centerblock in place you will need to add the legs.
These legs will be attached to the frame with wooden screws. It is important that you make sure that they are strong enough to support the weight of the entire piece. After this step is done, you will need to add the arms.
Arms will need to be nailed into the base with wood screws. The arms will be attached to the legs after this step is complete. Now it is time to attach the drawers to the pallet. Draw the drawer at the top of the piece and attach it to the arms on the pallet. Repeat this process for the drawers that are going to be on the lower shelves.
It is now time to attach the wheels to the furniture. To do this you will need to use some slip-on pincers. Once you have secured the wheels, you can paint the wood any color that you choose. There is no need to put teak oil on the wood. You can find this oil online and in hardware stores.