A tastefully done Pottery Barn style benchwright table is the theme of today’s post. The sellers have created a similar style table to what you can find for twice the price at Pottery Barn. Sofa tables are one of my favorite pallet furniture creations, and this one definitely has a bit of personality. I found this particular piece online for sale, and the sellers write the following:
“This is a hand built Rustic\Primitive Console table. Made out of reclaimed wood. Similar item at Potterybarn is 799.99!!!
Our unit is $400.00 and is described below:
65″ wide x 15″ deep x 32″ high
Features two drawers over an open shelf.
Painted Zen blue , Distressed by hand, and has a dark walnut stain on top and drawers under the paint.
Satin polyurethane for indoor outdoor use
The hardware and design are all very tasteful and make me feel like I’m at a craft fair getting ready to buy an item that was actually in an old farmhouse. The last picture below also shows a bit of detail in the numbering / lettering added to one of the main legs to give it just a tad more character.
Learn more about this piece and it’s creators over at Junc 2 funkt.
Like yesterdays post about a pallet TV stand found on craigslist, I happened to stumble on this treasure, via craigslist. It’s an incredibly well done chest with great color and fine finishes. The description online read:
“Participate in green ecology with this country decor cabinet newly constructed from lumber reclaimed from wood pallets. Cabinet is 36″ long, 20″ deep, 26″ high and is finished with Minwax Early American stain and satin luster polyurethane. Natural characteristics of sawmill kerf markings, nail holes or nail heads, and other irregularities in the various types of wood common to reclaimed pallet lumber adds to the cabinet’s charm.
We are located in Waldorf, MD, about 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. No shipping. Prefer local pickup. Delivery to the immediate area or to Bolling AFB could possibly be arranged. The cabinet was created with care and quality.
The post is no longer live so I do not have any contact information regarding this particular chest. If I find more information about it, I will update this post. Either way, it’s a great idea for a pallet project if you’re handy.
This pallet TV stand is essentially six pallets stacked on each other. With one side of the pallet having it’s planks removed it’s then flipped over onto another pallet also missing a row of planks, which allows for a wider storage area. This project does look a bit rough, and the use of screw strips for tying it together helps, but I wonder how sturdy it actually is, unless there was gluing or some nails or screws connecting besides the screw strips.
The height and width of the openings does seem to work pretty nicely with the baskets that they were using for storage in their pallet TV stand. I scooped up this idea from craigslist, and the posting has expired so I don’t have a link to share with you.
If you’re not up for the usual pallet coffee table design, the cube or crate style design might be for you. If you’re familiar with how to make basic crates out of pallets, all you have to do is repeat four times over, connect them and whalla! Crate pallet coffee table.
If you’re not so inclined to building your own you could find some sellers online such as this one who will gladly sell you one that looks like the picture below.
They referred to it as an “R cube”, which I hadn’t heard of before. They also decided to paint the insides and leave the exterior unpainted, which gave it a unique look, and day at the beach look.
There’s another store selling nearly the same thing, but this one comes on casters and has just a slightly different style. They decided to go with rough finished stain as well.
If you’re interested in this particular crate pallet coffee table, check out their etsy store
The crate style coffee table seems to be better at storage or displaying items. It seems like a really good fit if you are in need of book storage as well. Also if you have a vertical centerpiece of accent of your home decor, the open middle would allow you to place it there as well.
I’ve seen a lot of art designs for pallets, but drawing a horizontal skyline on a pallet is a first for me, so I decided to share it. With a backdrop that costs zero dollars, what artist wouldn’t love drawing on reclaimed wood. The particular artists who had the talent to paint these hail from Tennessee, but they might just draw your skyline too if interested. Otherwise if you’re patient enough and could find a skyline stencil (might want to Google search that), you could probably at least get the silhouette painting looking pretty good.
If you’re more interested in purchasing a skyline wall art piece direct from the seller, you can find these babies over on etsy.
I just stumbled on a great blog post over at the thinking closet about how to build your own pallet headboard. Usually blog posts of these types have a few pictures, possibly a plan or two, and the final result, but lack in detail, but boy was I impressed when I stumbled on their beast of an article. With over 33 images (and a gif from instagram) along with a massive 2,000+ word detailed post, I highly recommend taking a look see if you’re interested in building a pallet headboard that looks great, is doable for beginners, and will save you heaps of money versus going out and buying the alternative.
Here are just a few of the many images in their great blog post about their experience building their own pallet headboard.
Pretty snassy huh? The distressed word worked great with their nautical theme and definitely isn’t overused, unlike my house, which seems to have pallet furniture for almost every piece.
If you’re interested in following along to build your own or to get a few more ideas, check out the headboard post over at thinking closet.
Although it’s not one hundred percent pallet made, this terrarium stand it still wonderfully finished, and has a classy yet rustic appeal. With a few tweaks it could be made almost exclusively from pallet wood, but either way, much like the reclaimed wood terrarium builder mentions on his website, he didn’t think he’d be build one himself. Much like him, I was suprised to even see one since terrariums are quite rare, so I was excited to share this on the blog.
Here are a few of the images the woodworker posted on his website sharing his project.
For more information about the reclaimed woodworker and his projects, check out his website at reclaimed nj. If you’d like to go directly to his page about this project, you can do so here
An etsy seller known as the goathopper has created a line of colorful pallet wooden clocks that would be a great addition to any nautical or rustic themed home or office. The wood is reclaimed and often painted in distinct colors, which can more easily match the color pallete (pun intended) of the buyers choosing.
The name got me curious about what it meant, and when I clicked on the about page, I was pleasantly suprised to get a full definition of the meaning, which read:
“It follows that in villages throughout the Caribbean there existed a man who would, for a fee, scour your fields for goat dung, a valuable commodity used for fuel and to make coffee and cooking oil. He was the “goathopper” and required a keen eye and smell as dung from the kid (young goat) was to be avoided for its brittleness. Having never harvested goat manure, I still feel (like most artists) a connection in sharing the need for detailed focus. It’s my hope this “essence of goathopper” exists in every stage of production.
It begins when the wood is carefully selected for hardiness, character and compatibility. The wood is then matched to a color palette and ready for dressing. Color is key and I prefer developing my own which means no two batches are alike. Next up is a shot of character and seasoning via a 10 step, 2 day distressing routine I’ve developed through years of trial and error. My take is distressing can only be perfectly imperfect when it’s uniformly random. Every nick and blemish you see is there for reason. At some point in this process your clock takes on a personality with its own unique flavor that will forever be one of a kind. It’s now a goathopper.”
To see more of the goathoppers works and learn more about his process, hop on over to his etsy store.
Check out one of the latest pallet furniture ideas I’ve seen on the web. This pallet kitty bed does not include the adorable kitten as seen in the photo!
Add a little paint, draw on some mice, and insert a warm, comfy pillow or blanket along with using less than half a pallet, and wallah, you’ve got yourself a happy kitty!
The Eiko Cabinet by Anthropologie is a design that uses elements that could be done with used pallet furniture
For more information about the cabinet, or to purchase, check it out at their website