Pallet Project – DIY Jewellery Cabinet

Mike and Lauren show us their pallet project in this video, a DIY jewellery cabinet.  It looks lovely!

Mike doesn’t explain this in detail and there are no measurements provided, so this is not a project for the beginner. He does, however, show enough for the more experienced woodworker to follow.  As always, please make sure that you wear the proper safety protection when using the power tools.

Please be careful about the pallet wood that you use.  Pallets are typically either heat-treated (heated to a high temperature to seal the wood) or treated with methyl bromide – a toxic pesticide linked to human health problems and ozone layer depletion.

Look for pallets that have the IPPC seal and an “HT” stamp,which means it was heat-treated rather than sealed with chemical pesticides. Avoid unmarked pallets or those stamped with an “MB” for methyl bromide.

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The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled pallet jewellery cabinet are shown below.

  • Old pallets
  • Wooden board
  • Chicken wire
  • 2 hinges
  • 1 door handle
  • 1 door catch
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Varnish (Mike used a Clear Coat Spray)
  • Hard cut masonry nails
  • Wire cutters
  • Reciprocating saw or jig saw
  • Electric sander
  • Sand paper
  • Nail gun
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Paint brushes
  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Protective ear muffs
Did You Know?

20% of all timber in Europe is used wooden pallets and packaging.  For every 10 pallets burnt or sent to landfill, one small tree is needlessly wasted.

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