DIY Pallet Bookcase

2 Materials
2 Hours

Here a tutorial on turning an old bookcase in to something updated - all with free pallet wood!

We took our old bookcase that we had for years and gave it a cheap update.
We've been stockpiling pallets for some time and thought these would be great for this easy project.
Breaking the pieces down is tough, but you can clean it up easily.
We trimmed the edges to the right dimensions.
Nailed the boards to the back of the bookcase.

You should see what it looks like now! Check it out!

A perfect update to an old bookcase.

Suggested materials:

  • Bookcase  (Ikea)
  • Pallet Wood

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Kyl3547449
    on Dec 28, 2015

    I love this, did you stain timber or just nailed on as is?

  • Judith
    on Mar 23, 2019

    I LOVE. the back with the different stains. My only question is, why didnt you stain the front and sides, to coordinate with the back?

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