What to do with a bunch of left over pallet wood and shipping crate panels? Well – for us – it became the materials to build our buffet hutch in our dining room. It’s a large piece – measuring 6′ wide x 5′ high x 32″ deep. But it gives us a great place to display and store our dishes, bowls and glasses – while giving us a lot of storage room underneath. Storage room that we use to store our crock pots, electric skillet, roaster, and our canning pots and pressure cooker.
We created the framework for the piece by screwing and glueing together some old 2 x 3′ scrap lumber. Next up – we added two panels from a shipping crate to form the two sides of the hutch (The same crate panels we used to build the canning cabinet – they work