Hello all.. Its Saturday Feb 13th the day before Valentines Day and I’ve been very very busy building for spring.. The orders pile up quickly. I’m making raised garden beds. But I’m making from reclaimed CLEAN pallets. Its not hard to find the clean ones just ask the businesses that your look at. They will […]
Hello everyone 🙂 I know I haven’t posted for a little while. That’s what happens when you get lots of projects going and don’t know what to do.
I sure I’m not the first one who experiences this lack of time to do everything you want to do.
Well I was recently able to get some really nice pallets 🙂 So i can start building stuff for spring and our local farmers market opening soon.
Today I decided to do a Pallet serving tray. Similar to what i found on pinterest. I spent one day cutting down all the full pallets i got.
So the first picture is a rough mock-up of what it will kinda look like. I’m a visual person so i have to layout my cuts to get a visual of what i’m going to do and the next step.
I have to learn the different wood types , because i have no idea what some of this wood is because it is a hard wood.
So the obvious next step is to sand all the parts down, I used my handy orbital sander and started at 80 grit to get all the rough stuff off.
Then you can see what you are working with and get a better idea with the fit..
Because this is all reclaimed wood you quickly learn that NOTHING is perfect. But that’s the beauty of reclaimed wood; everything in different and unique.
Sorry for the little blur 🙂 After i sanded all the boards down the next step was to attach all the boards on the handle stringers. I used my recent purchase of a RYOBI Airstrike nail gun.
And i’m so happy I took the step in getting this. It has made my recent projects way easier to complete.
(I’m giving my personal opinion and under no obligation to any specific company at this time.) I got this gun because other DIY bloggers use it and i value their opinion and reviews.
So thus far I’m quite impressed and hope to get more RYOBI products.
So after nailing all the boards in place with a little glue , I’ve finished most of the assembly and sanding of my Pallet Serving Tray. All that’s left is the handles and stain.
Update : I stained the pallet serving tray. Using KONA Varathane wood stain.