Seeing your planked wood sideboard clicked for us and the cabinet we'd been looking for. We wanted rustic and I chose to make it around a plywood casing instead of using the plans due to the poor strength of the pallet wood. Most of the time was used in deconstructing and cleaning the 40+ year old pallets. Also our space called for a smaller unit. It's used as our coffee cabinet. Since I had a basic structure already in the plywood I was able to be creative in how I used the scraps of pallet wood.
Built from Plan(s)
Only the 3/4 plywood case, the hardware, and the paint were costs so it totalled maybe $60. De-constructing old pallets and cleaning the wood was time-consuming.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
3/4" plywood and old, old pallet wood.
Acrillic paint. Several layers were painted on. I used different colors and painted over them partially to mimic old re-used wood. Many obvious re-used boards were prominent.
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