Dena from happy.home.austin is here to share:
I love reusing stuff. I will show you how I made one of my pallet shelves, so maybe you will be inspired to make one for yourself!
First, I started with a pallet that I picked up behind a local grocery store.
Using my table saw, I cut it into pieces.
After attaching boards across the bottom of the piece I would be using for the shelf, I stained dark walnut. I decided I wanted to use both antique door knobs, and some of the smaller glass knobs I had.
First, the glass knobs. There are several way to attach the knobs, and I will show you a couple.
Drilled two small holes on the outer ends, one for each knob.
And put the knobs on the front, securing them on the inside with a nut.
Now for the knobs. I bought some old door knobs, and since this is a darker piece, decided on the black ones.
There are several ways to secure the knobs onto the board. For this one, I started out using drywall anchors.
I stuffed the knob hole (lol) in an adhesive putty, dipped the anchor in glue, and put the anchor inside.
I also put a screw in the little side hole, which helps secure it, but not until after I screwed it onto the board. I drilled two more holes closer to the center, pushed a screw in through the back, and twisted the knob onto the screw.
Another way to do it is if you have a knob with threading….
….get a matching sized bolt, drill a hole, and push it through the back like this.
Then it’s easy to screw it on. And the inside is nice and neat.
Another way to do it is to use dummy door knob spindles, which is actually what I ended up doing for the dark wood pallet.
In the spirit of using the whole pallet, and leaving nothing to waste, I also made this one using the screw method….
…as well as this table.
This knob I fastened with a bolt…
Not bad for something that effectively started out as garbage, huh? Starting on a new one tomorrow!
If you would like to see others I have done, check out my website… www.happyhomeaustin.net