DIY Shipping Pallet Bookshelf and Bike Rack

  • Miss-tearious 4y

    I'm interested in the bookshelf, making one (or several!) of my own. Is there a tutorial?
  • lboogie2003 4y

    I have also been looking for a great bookcase tutorial made from pallets. I like the billy bookcases from ikea so i might just end up getting one, but if I could get a tutorial that would be great.
  • Chris Meierling 4y

    No plans for a tutorial but here are a few process notes:

    The pallets shelves were rough and dirty. I picked 4 pallets up off a nearby street, made the shelves, and screwed them directly into my drywall with drywall anchors. Each pallet had about 10 screws across the pallet to distribute the weight; each anchor had a 40 lb hanging capacity.

    The shelves were made by prying off the slats with handy tools, and then sawing out slots so that they they sit snuggly into the three main pallet supports. After that, you can gently screw the "shelves" into the vertical slats that remain!

    No varnishing; just raw wood and rusty nails. Functions moderately well to showcase your books but not great for daily access to your library!

    Good luck, please send some photos if you do this project!
  • iBSSR who loves comments on his images 3y

    Beautiful picture/capture!
  • Johanna Willemijn Lammers 3y

    This house kicks ass! Can I pleeease live in it?
  • WineChemist 3y

    What brand are the bike hangers? Never seen any like that with the main hook and a longer side hook?

    Beautiful. Creative. Resourceful. Love the red-orange walls.

    Please let me know.
  • miradel 2y

    great idea :)
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