An original, useful wooden box made of pallets
This project, which we here present, reminds us of the rural fruit crates, the nostalgic stamp and the weathered typography. All wooden boxes and storage boxes are made of discarded europallets and personalized with image preprints by using wax paper and ink-jet printers. In our opinion the Euro pallets are beautiful, apart, whether it be converted into a dumpster or in an expensive piece of furniture. The natural variations of the wood, the stamp, and the nail holes, as well as the small and the large imperfections are great.
Wooden box and storage box from Euro-pallets
The most important thing is, such range of stamps to choose from, which means that was not chemically with HT, but heat treated. You should cut the 1 × 4 or 1 × 6 with a pie or a jig saw boards out of the piece. First, you cut all the edges of the pallets so that boards are longer. Then remove the nails, using a hammer and a crowbar.
The discarded wooden pallets
Size and length
Tools and materials
If you want to create several home-made pieces from the pallets, they should use best this tool, which is available on Amazon – Duckbill deck wrecker.
Now we can measure the pieces and cut – see the chart above. Depending on the desired size of the box, it takes 2 or 3 boards for the bottom (orange). Mark it up to the desired length and then two pieces (yellow) same size. Last, you use these pieces to determine the end pieces (blue). After cutting each piece with a sanding pad.
Glue together all 4 sides of the piece, then glue the bottom. You can apply another hole screw to attach the pieces. We have the nails due to their rustic looks. Pre-drill the pieces to avoid crack. And now we are ready to print our personal designs and patterns. Funny phrase looks great and playful like “California Loves You!”. The spectacular images of oranges and peaches are freely downloaded by Graphics Fairy
Wax paper and other materials
Step by step
Stamps & stamp
Materials and tools:
Wax paper, sliced more than 8.5″ wide, a bit longer than 11 ″ cut
Ink jet printer
two pieces of cloth (old T-Shirt and shoe polishing pad)
First arrange the pictures and proverbs according to size in a mail file size. ATTENTION: Tilt the images and proverbs – don’t forget, they are reprinted mirrored. Pull off the image onto the wax paper. Be mindful and do not touch the printed surface. Can the smut on the word ‘ juicy’ see?
Polish the wood surface
Wipe with a dry cloth
The end result
immerse the cloth into the water and moisten the surface of the wood, where you want to print out the image / the spell, then use the dry cloth to wipe off the water. The wood will absorb the ink, but if it is too wet, the ink will remain liquid.
Rural, original wooden box
Beautiful insertion to the interior design
After the screen print is completely dry, to the wooden box with furniture wax to protect you. This wax (beeswax and olive wax) is non-toxic. Actually, it’s a beautiful hand cream. As a result, the box color is saturated and deep. Dry the piece 24 hours and then you can take it to use or give it to a friend.
Applying beeswax and olive wax
Bring in use