Finished pallet tray with candles

DIY Projects: Pallet Tray

I made this tray from pallet wood from used wood pallets I harvested. It took about 3 days.

Day 1:

  • Disassembled 1 pallet. Used Ryobi 18V OnePlus (One+) cordless power tools. I love those Ryobi’s. These aren’t even the brushless ones, but with the 4HP battery they are sufficient for the job.
  • Glued the pallet planks together (with wood glue) and clamped down to my Worx collapsible workbench.

Day 2:

  • This was done in an hour or so before I had to be at work.
  • Sanded glued boards.
  • Began rounding corners and softening edges with belt sander.
  • Cut two 1-inch strips of pallet wood and glued to top as edges and handles. I would not have connected these, except that they were needed to give the glued planks stability. Nailed strips to base with Ryobi cordless nailgun.

Day 3:

  • Brad nails were too long so I used wire cutters to snip most of the excess, then used rasps and files to grind away and file flush the rest of the nails.
  • Continued sanding the entire tray with Ryobi tools (Random orbital sander and Multi-tool with triangle sander bit.
  • Finished rounding edges and smoothing corners.
  • Oiled entire surface with paper towels and mineral oil.

Below are some photos of this project:

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close