Pallets are available free of cost almost in all parts of world or only minimal price is charged. This fact made it possible to create amazing objects using pallets. Pallet furniture items are not only inexpensive but also time saving in their preparation. This kind of furniture can be made easily without having much technical skills and without assistance of a carpenter. This art is quite helpful while you are enjoying a trip to countryside. It spares you from getting too much luggage especially furniture items as you can easily construct them using pallets. Here we are discussing some brilliant ideas about pallet desk.
Required material to make a diy pallet desk:
For making a diy pallet desk you need some basic tools such as saw, hemmer, bolts and nails, glue and paints etc. along with some wooden pallets and table legs. Collect pallets of appropriate size for desk. If table legs are not available you can use some strong pallets as table legs.
Size of pallet desk:
Desks can be of different sizes as per your requirement but the most suitable measurement could be 48” wide 18.5” deep and 33” tall. Pallet desk with such dimension provides a good indoor and outdoor usability.
Getting ready for work:
After collecting necessary materials, the next step is starting of construction of pallet desk. In the first step, sort out the pallets and choose the pallets of same size. You may use saw to make them of equal size. Sand the pallets to make them smooth so that you keep your things in the desk safely without any damage. First of all take legs and four pallets according to the length and width of desk and join them to create a frame for the base of desk. Use bolts for joining legs in the frame for sturdiness of pallet desk. In the next step top of desk will be shaped. Create two pallet board of 48” x 18.5” and join them with glue and nails for making the drawers in the desk. In the middle of desk top add a pallet support dividing the drawer into two portions for good usability and strength. In the last step join the base frame and top drawers.
After completion, sand the surfaces well and apply two or three coats of your selected paint. First coat should be thin so that it can hold all the surface fully regardless of smooth and rough. Finalize the painting step with a varnish coat for shiny finish and paint protection against damaging agents. You may use only two or three varnish coats to enhance shine and safety against weather keeping the original colors of wooden pallets. This will enhance the natural designs and colors present in wood and will assign a unique look to the area where you place the pallet desk.
Usability of DIY Pallet Desk:
Pallet desk can be used for different purposes in variety of locations. You may use them in your bedroom, study room, corridors, and living rooms and in kitchen as well. Pallet desk gives you variety of services in much low cost.