Upcycled Pallet Garden Tool Storage – How To

A Slice of Wood Workshop demonstrates how to make an upcycled pallet garden tool storage.   This is a great pallet reuse and a really handy way to store your garden tools.

He’s in possibly the messiest workspace ever and there’s also a random chicken at one point but he does show enough to enable you to follow along.  He also provides the measurements that he uses to build his tool storage in the video.

You will need basic woodworking skills to complete this upcycling project.

Pallet wood is notorious for splitting, to avoid this either dull the head of the nail before hammering into the wood or pre-drill holes in the wood before you add the nail or screws.


Pallet Wood Usage – Safety

Please be careful about the pallet that you use for this project.  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.
  • Also, try and source pallets that were not used to ship food, chemicals or other materials that may have contaminated the wood.

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled garden pallet tool storage are shown below.

  • Old pallet
  • Wood glue
  • Nails / screws
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Set square
  • Ruler
  • Hammer
  • Pry bar / crow bar
  • Circular saw (optional)
  • Drill
  • Large diameter drill bits for wood (needs to be large enough to accommodate the tools)
  • Jig saw
  • 2 large clamps
  • Safety glasses
Did You Know?

From 19 March 2010 the use of Methyl Bromide as an acceptable treatment, according to ISPM15, has now been banned within all EU member states.

courtesy of: en.wikipedia.org

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