Are you ready for the easiest DIY project today?? This rustic, yet adorable pallet bookshelf is so easy to make– three cuts does the job!! The hardest part is hauling it around; pallets are SO heavy! This is seriously the E-A-S-I-E-S-T project ever; I want to make one for every room of the house now. I don’t know who thought of this originally, but they are pure brilliance. Maybe one day I’ll put a stencil on it? Loving this easy diy pallet bookshelf– go make yourself one (;
The only supplies needed are a pallet, a jigsaw, measuring tape, marker, shims, a power drill, screws and a hanger. Drag that sucker to an outlet where you can mark all three joints just above the second row of the pallet. Mark them evenly then cut them with a jigsaw, three quick cuts.
After those three cuts, clean the pallet down with antibacterial solution just to be safe. (I soaked mine for a bit just because the pallet came from a hay bale delivery, so who knows where it has been??) To hold the books in place, I only needed a few shims, inches apart, just enough so the books won’t fall through. Trim your shims to the length of the pallet bottom, cut with your saw, pre-drill (very important to pre-drill, the shims will crack if you don’t!!) then screw them into the bottom. SO stinkin easy!
That’s all there is to it! My very, very, very favorite hanger is by OOK, called the OOK Hangman. Fyi, this links to Amazon where you can buy it directly, and I recommend you do! I’ve used several of them for various projects, and they are the real deal. This hanger holds up to 200 lbs which makes me feel extremely comfortable since it’s above my son’s bed. Like I mentioned before, pallets are ridiculously heavy!
Doesn’t it look perfect in my boy’s bedroom? I love love love it!! So happy that I finally got around to staining their beds too (;