Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rustic Pallet Tray/Box

Every November for the past 9 years I have held a craft sale in my home.  I am always trying to figure out how I can make it look better every year.  I actually try to make my home look like a store. Many times people thought it was a store and came back a week later only to find that all of my furniture and home decor had taken the place of all the crafts.
For this year's sale, I want to make some shelving and boxes out of the pallets I have collected.  I love using crates and wood boxes as back drops to the crafts.  Here is one little idea I came up with.

This wording was on the side of one of the pallets.  I knew I wanted to use it in a project.
I cut the boards to the right size and added two wider pallet boards for the bottom.
For the sides I added two medium size pallet boards.
I really wanted it to have handles.
in my stash of wood I found my last piece of wood lathe.
Hubby threw away all the lathe from our attic demo.  I am so sad about that. The wood lathe really adds to the pallet wood for finishing touches.  So now I am on the hunt for some wood lathe :)
Okay, back to my little project.
I cut the lathe so that it fit across the wood box like a handle.  I must tell you that this was my sons idea first.
So now I have another neat wood box to use as a back drop to my crafts.
I did take some of Minwax's dark walnut stain and brushed it over the fresh cut wood to antique it.
does anybody have some wood lathe they don't want?:)

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  1. Sorry! No lath wood here! I love the box though! What a great idea. So you just put it together without a pattern or anything? So creative! I live in PA too. I don't know where you live so I could recommend some places. There are some places in New Holland and Blue Ball that sell it, but free is probably better! :)

    I would love to come to your open house craft show! Here is my email if you have a flyer or email that you send out for the event. I live near Ephrata. thecountryschoolmarm@gmail.com


  2. I agree the handle ideas was brilliant. I love it:) Smart boy!!

  3. LOVE, LOVE this!!! I am on a misson to find a pallet today!!!

  4. What a creative project! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Tammy, Poppa might have some...you will have to call & ask him Sunday night or Monday. Great work!

  6. Love these!!! The writing on them is so fun, too!!! Your sale is going to be SUPERB this year!! :)

  7. Love it. Dad doesn't have any. We'll keep our eyes open. :)

  8. This turned out so GREAT - love it! If you make more you could always use drawer handles instead of the lathe?


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