Diy shipping pallet bedside table

I really like DIY projects and I am constantly looking for some that are interesting and cheap.   Five years ago, I made a bed for my baby girl whom was about to come into this beautiful world, I had a blast and since then, I’ve been wanting to make myself a bed side table out of a shipping pallet.

Well, I finally took the time to make it, so I wnt to this warehouse close to my house and nicely asked if I could have the pallet that was laying around the dumpster area.

This is how I got a pallet for free.

20120611-084944 p.m..jpgAfter dragging it home, I took it apart, because that thing is too big and heavy for what I want.










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Remember to measure twice four times and cut once.










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I like the look of the rusty nails, so, after taking them out, I re-used them.










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While taking them out, I realized how strong I am, you could say that I am as strong as The HULK, because I broke a hammer.

(You can skip this step if you are not as strong as me, or The HULK, or if you only have one hammer)








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Once all the nails are out, you will have to straighten them. ( I didn’t take any pictures of this step, sorry).  Although, the crooked nails look cool, don’t they?









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You might wanna wash the boards, however, this will slow the process, because you have to wait for them to be dry in order to continue.









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So I waited and enjoyed the sunset with 3 or 4 cups of coffee while the boards dried a little, said the magic words and…









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As if from nowhere, this nice little table appeared.










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I like the distressed crappy and beat up look of it so much that you will see this cool thing that I came up with when hitting the nails, in the detail image below.









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Isn’t it cool, that bent nail right there? Now what could be more distressed than that? (Make sure you hit that sucker hard enough to dig it in the wood).









20120611-085140 p.m..jpgThis is how it looks so far(inside the house), I don’t know if I am finished yet, I would like some stenciling done on it.

I will defenetely post about it if I do it.









I hope you enjoyed, if not my project, at least my lame sense of humor.



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