I searched high and low on the net for scrapyards in my local area to pick one up, until close to giving up I went to a local Homebase store which had a waste plant behind. To my excitement I found a huge pile of these pallets where I found my chosen one. The guy dropping off these pallets told me to go for a blue one, as they're the strongest for deliveries (I don't think he knew what I wanted one for...). Straight away I realised the pallet was far too big, so it was cut right in half.
|A quick hack with a saw did the trick|
I'll be honest attaching the legs was the most difficult task with fixing the screws into the pallet. The wood was so tough, which I guess is a good thing, don't want the desk collapsing around me.
|Some of the paint was a little faded, |
but I quite like that washed look
|Ignore the wall, thats next on the list to sort out.|
I thoroughly enjoyed this little project, and I am looking forward to executing the next batch of ideas I have for my bedroom. This is the third place I have lived in since moving out, therefore I have decided to choose more serious things for my room... decent matching furniture etc, and I can never say no to little DIY projects like this.
Whats your thoughts on the pallet desk?