Sandie Cheney
Sandie Cheney
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  • Lewiston, MI
Asked on May 18, 2017

We need to get a kitchen island. - can we use pallets?

C.B.SharonStephen Laurie


We need to get a kitchen island. There are pallets that have been outside for awhile. I love the way they look. I have no idea where to start.

5 answers
  • Edna-Grace
    on May 18, 2017

    Why not. Use four pallets, securing two together for the top and secure one on each end for the legs. Then use old windows with the glass still intact for the front. Construct a frame work to raise the island off the floor. Then put in two shelves to hold things you want to work with on the island. You can get a piece of glass or plexi-glass cut to fit the top.
  • Jacks Beta
    on May 18, 2017

    Possibilities are endless! Found these ideas on different sites. (Not my pictures)
  • Stephen Laurie
    on May 19, 2017

    Beauty and Creativity goes hand in hand and normally means "joy". So follow your wishes and it can always be undone....

  • Sharon
    on May 26, 2017

    I've also seen them created with used kitchen cabinents, painted and something cool for the top.
  • C.B.
    on May 26, 2017

    YES YOU CAN! I made one out of pine pallet boards. Take 1 pallet board, measure on the long edge & cut it in 1/2...remove all slats except the ones on the outer most ends, sand all surfaces. Set the 2 'end' sections opposite each other with the heavy boards horizontal [the outer edge slats become the 'feet'], measure how long you want your island by placing the 2 sections at the distance apart that you want. Once the length is determined, cut 2 boards [pre-sand them]to the length desired & nail/screw them at the upper edge SIDE of the end sections so that you form the 'skirting' edge of the island. Measure, cut & sand, then attach the TOP slats/boards to the balance of the 'end sections' thus creating a counter top/work surface. Close off at least one long side of the island to enhance stability of the framework formed. Add shelf space [1 or 2 ] by adding 3 slats the length of the unit in the space where the slats were removed from the pallet boards at the beginning. ..NOTE: Pine wood tends 'to walk' when 'nailed' [except when twisted nails are used-it's best to use screws when putting pine together]. Close off the end sections with additional slats of boards, paint or stain & enjoy!
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