Pallet Wall Shelf

Pallets are all the rage and for good reason. Due to their versatility the DIY possibilities are endless. From coffee tables, to headboards, if you can dream it you can make it. Peter and Annalien show you how to build a pallet wall shelf, perfect for decorative items, to use in the bathroom or in an entrance hall.

You will need

Tools Materials
PCM 1800 SD Compound mitre saw ply wood 20mm
PSR 18 Cordless drill Backing uprights 1170 x 70mm – 4 pieces
PEX 220 sander bottom box fronts 900 x 50mm – 10 pieces
PFS 2000 Spray Gun bottom box sides 300 x 50mm – 10 pieces
Router bottom box bottom 100 x 390mm – 7 pieces
  Planter box shelves front 760 x 50mm – 12 pieces
  Planter box shelves sides 110 x 50mm – 12 pieces
  Planter box shelves bottom 150 x 50mm – 18 pieces
  Pine 50 x 75mm PAR
  Inserts cut to size 1000mm – 2 pieces
  4 x 40 mm screws
  waterproof glue
  clear varnish
  Thinners – 1 bottle


  • Cut bottom box sides, front and back slats with 45 deg corners
  • Cut inserts to size
  • Join from the bottom up
  • Build back frame
    • Cut inserts to size
    • Attach left side front and back slats
    • Repeat for right side
    • Build planter shelf frames
    • Attach bottom slats to the underneath of shelf frames
    • Attach to the frame sides
    • Attach to planter bottom box
    • Sand
    • Stain with colour (shelves can be made with different colours )
    • Spray with clear varnish
    • Dress with plants

Take a closer look

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