4 Steps to a pallet bookshelf

pallet-book-shelves-2Pallet book shelves are the newest trend with DIY teachers, crafty people on a budget and organized moms. They’re great for kid’s rooms or playrooms to hold books and papers and they’ll keep the books out of the floor and on the wall in their spot. They’re crafty and can be drawn on, painted, and made to fit your child’s room theme. If you have a daughter you could paint flowers on it and if you have a boy you could leave it as is to add to a cowboy theme, or you could paint some things to add to the theme.


Needless to say, these bookshelves are great for any child’s room. They’re easy to make too!

All you need is a pallet or two.

  1. You’re going to start by tearing your pallets apart and put two on the ground. (This will be your back)
  2. Then you’re going to put one for the bottom and nail it to the bottom of the back piece. (This is your bottom piece)
  3. Next, you’re going to nail side pieces on, these can be the non straight board pieces on the pallet (see photo).
  4. And lastly you’ll nail on the front board piece to the side and bottom pieces.

Then, Viola! You’ve made yourself a pallet bookshelf!


Do pallets just make you smile? Well, here’s a look at how to make a pallet wine rack, which could also serve as a bookshelf like this one.

And of course, here’s one for the ladies.. An attractive guy building a coffee table from pallets? Uh, yes please!

That video actually reminds me of the pallet tables post, click here to check it out and get more ideas for your old pallets!

If you have any cool pallet furniture, let me know what it is in the comment section below!


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