You know what I love? I love taking old broken things and turning them into pretty, new useful things! Also known as upcycling 😉 My husband’s work has a plethora of old, busted palettes and I am so excited about this fun project! You’re gonna love this DIY Palette Crate project too!
There is something so beautiful about old, distressed wood! These rough old palettes are given new life when made into these palette crates! I think I need 2 or 3 dozen for my front porch!
Disassemble the pallet. Determine how big you want your box; I did the length of my pallet boards to reduce cuts. Once you determine how deep you want the crate cut 4 corner supports from the pallet support boards. These are the thicker ones that stand on edge. Determine you desired depth, Cut boards to length.
Once all boards are cut lay out the front of your crate, I chose the best boards for this. Screw these to the corner pieces. Leave gaps as desired. The back of the crate is the same process.
Once you have the back and front made use the shorter boards to make the sides. My pallet had different width boards so I ended up being able to make these handles. You can mix and match pallets if you need different widths.
After all sides are on use the required number of boards to make a base. Screw to the bottoms of the corner supports.
Stain, pain, or oil as desired.
I’m thinking of white washing some of these palette crates and staining some even darker! I’ll use the white washed palette crate or two for Christmas displays on the front porch and the darker stained ones for fall/Thanksgiving displays!
I’m SOOOOOOOOOO excited about my new palette crate and all the things I’ll be able to do with it and the others I build!!