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2 wood pallet projects for home and garden - A tree swing and a shelf

2 wood pallet projects for home and garden – A tree swing and a shelf

The wooden pallets used for transporting goods can be much more useful than that. You’ve probably already seen plenty of ideas for creating home and garden furniture. We’re suggesting you two creative wood pallet projects for home and garden that look amazing.

Creative wood pallet projects for garden

wood pallet projects garden tree swing yellow diy

 

The wood pallet swing is much better than these from tires (which have become quite popular in the garden). They are environmentally friendly and safe for the health of our children, because pallets are made of the best natural material – wood. Before you make that tree swing, pallets require some pre-treatment.

For painting swings choose soft or bright color that can turn unsightly pallets into a work of art like this shiny yellow. We need sandpaper, spatula, filler, shellac, white paint, decorative paint, varnish, roller, brushes and a rope.

Wood pallet projects – Materials for garden swing

wood pallet projects furniture garden pallet swing

 For starting we need to clean the wood pallets from dirt and burrs with sandpaper

wood pallet projects garden swing sandpaper
Then cover the surface with shellac

wood pallet diy garden swing tutorial shellack
Next, you need to spackle all the bumps and hollows

wood pallet projects filler spatula

Once again smooth with the sandpaper

wood pallet  diy projects garden tree swing pallet filler

Paint the surface with two layers of white paint or primer. Do not forget to wait the the first layer to dry for about 30 minutes before starting the second one.

wood pallet projects tree swing diy white paint

wood pallet projects swing diy paint

Well, now you can paint in any desired color. 2-3 layers

wood pallet projects swing pre treatment painting

After drying cover with varnish

wooden pallet projects garden pallet swing treatment varnish

Look for a suitable tree in the garden, tie a rope and admire your DIY pallet swing.

wood pallet projects home diy shelf pink books

 

You want a better display for your favorite books? If you have a very special corner, use pallets of different sizes to make a beautiful bookshelf. The steps for pallet treatment are the same with just a little addition.

wood pallet projects diy shelf home furniture

Cut out 2 strips of laminate 4 cm wide and the same lenght as the pallet. With the glue attach the strips in some of the laths. Reinforce with masking tape and let dry for 24 hours. Remove the tape.

wood pallet projects home furniture shelf diy

 

wooden pallets projects pallet treatment paint

 

wood pallets home projects diy furniture shelf pink

 

wood pallet furniture shelf pink tutorial

 

wood pallet projects shelf  pink laminat flooring

 

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