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Canning Cupboard Made From Recycled Pallets

Over the last few months – about every few days we get a comment or two on the canning cabinet or buffet hutch we built out of old shipping crates and pallets on our blog : www.oldworldgardenfarms.com A lot of people want to know the particulars. So we created a post on the how 2′s of building things with pallets or shipping crates – with a little extra information on the canning pantry. It's a great project – cost very little – and lets you store over 200 jars of canned goods!
We have actually made two of them – the first we built from pallets – the second from some old shipping crates and pallets. But for both – the only tools we used were a Sawzall, Nail Gun, Construction Adhesive (liquid nails heavy – duty), 3″ coarse drywall screws and a drill with a Phillips #2 screw bit (for drywall screws)
For the canning cupboard, we started by tearing apart about 4 pallets to use for the sides and shelving boards. We learned early on to not waste time trying to pull the nails from

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  • Old World Garden Farms

    Denise- Thank you so much for the compliment on the canning cabinet. We did create step by step plans after so many people asked - and have them on our Etsy shop for $11.95. https://www.etsy.com/shop/OWGardenVintage You can also find a link to it on

  • Carrie Krumrie
    Carrie Krumrie Acworth, GA

    I have a pallet taken apart and canning jars that need a better home....tks. great idea!!!!

  • BINA E

    you should add on the blog, what pallets can actually be safely used as so many are chemically treated

  • Tonja Walker-Fellage
    Tonja Walker-Fellage Inverness, FL

    Love this idea....have lots of pallets just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and functional. Thanks for the great idea!!

  • Twigsbythesea L
    Twigsbythesea L Warrenton, OR

    great job love the look