Canning Cupboard Made From Recycled Pallets

Pallet Projects 04.30.16
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 : 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 boards and remove every little speck of everything. It's time consuming, you damage way

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  • Old World Garden Farms
    Hi Denise - Thanks so much for the compliment on the cabinet. We did create complete step by step plans after so many asked - and have them on or Etsy shop for $11.95. You can find it here :
  • 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.
  • 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!!
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