DIY ProjectsHomemade Reclaimed Wood Pallet Crates DIY Project

Homemade Reclaimed Wood Pallet Crates DIY Project

This homemade reclaimed wood pallet crates diy project is a great way to build frugal rustic wooden storage containers.

You can find this set of wood crates with rope handles featuring metal corners in an antique grey finish from Amazon – (Buy Here), if you like.

Homemade Reclaimed Wood Pallet Crates DIY Project

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With old pallet crates, they can be converted into something useful. For anyone who likes self satisfying manual labor, this would be a nice project. Start with lugging the wood pallet to an open field or work space. Get a crowbar to pry out the nails or better yet check out our article on “How to Make A Wood Pallet Dismantling Tool”   You can always do it the hard way of using the back of a hammer. Once all free of nails, sand the wood with some rough sandpaper.

Come up with the right dimensions and cut the boards to length on a miter saw and use any scrap pieces as corner braces. Assemble the fronts and attach them to the sides with nails. Cut out the hardboard with a circular saw and nail it to the bottom of the crate. Once assembled, sand it once more to make sure the corners are smooth and the splinters are gone.



Wood Shipping Pallets


1/8″ hardboard

Brad Nails


Felt Furniture Pads



Tools Used:

Maul, Hammer, Circular Saw, Miter Saw, Measuring Tape, Compressor and Brad Nailer

It can be done in different sizes and have rough saw marks. Holes can be made in the front to put a rope in there as a handle to drag the shelf in and out. It can be painted. These homemade pieces of crate-based shelves are money savers. For the homemade minded, those who like the physical work, it’s another nice project.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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