Garage Storage for Garden Tools From Old Pallet

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My neighbour had a pallet from a delivery of gyprock or plasterboard on their front yard. I asked if they were going to use it and they said no, I could have it if I wanted it. So I dragged it home (literally) and affixed it to the wall to stop it falling over. Then in went the tools. We had previously used hooks but did not have sufficient hooks on the wall for all the tools. This is 2 metres or 6 feet in length and holds all the tools. Not a new idea but one that I was happy to adopt for our storage needs.
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  • Elwanna
    on Feb 18, 2016

    I've never seen a pallet with that clean of lines. Is this really a pallet or does it just look sorta like a pallet? Did you use the wood from a pallet and just rearrange it?

    • Skyval
      on Feb 18, 2016

      Elwanna , there's lots of new pallets everywhere , just keep looking , behind motorcycle shops , gardening stores and hardware stores and grocery stores have real cute little pallets about 2' long and brand new white pine wood , ask inside the store if they have any for displays . And always ask permission for taking any pallets from anywhere .

    • Carole
      on Feb 18, 2016

      Elwanna - this pallet was on my neighbours front yard and I had seen it come off the truck with the gyprock sheets on it. No breaks or cracks, not dirty or anything! Score! They left it there after it was unloaded so I asked them if the delivery company was coming back for it and they said no and that I could have it if I wanted it.

    • Elwanna
      on Feb 19, 2016

      Sounds like you are one lucky dog. I will be looking out for one now though. I think it is a great idea.

    • Miranda
      on Jul 18, 2016

      I have one just like that , my Murphy bed arrived on it. It's one pallet!

  • Rosanne
    on Feb 19, 2016

    how many pallets did it take to make the rack?

    • Carole
      on Feb 19, 2016

      @Rosanne The one shown here was one large pallet. You could easily do a row of smaller pallets if that is what you have available. Should work just as well I would think.

    • Miranda
      on Jul 18, 2016

      It's one pallet I'm sure. I have one just like it

    • I love this idea. I will definitely do this in our garage. Thanks

  • Crystal T
    on Sep 11, 2016

    Did you rearrange any of the boards?

    • Carole
      on Sep 11, 2016

      No. The bottom one was damaged (shows as top in the photo to the camera) so that was removed but the boards were left as they were apart from that.

    • Crystal T
      on Sep 11, 2016

      Thank you Carole!!!

  • Jch6747722
    on Oct 16, 2016

    How did you attach it to the wall?

    • Carole
      on Oct 16, 2016

      You could of course screw through the pallet itself to attach to the wall. I preferred to use the hooks I already had so that if I wanted to, I could lift the whole thing off and away from the wall to clean behind.

    • Margie
      on Aug 13, 2017

      I want to do this under my carport against the siding of my house but not sure how to do the boards of the pallets....maybe stain and wiping off unevenly?

  • Mar26970975
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Where do you find these. The ones I saw did not look like this. You did a great job

    • Carole
      on Nov 20, 2017

      This one was on my neighbours front yard for throw out as they just had a lot of plasterboard or gyprock delivered. The company doing the delivery did not want to come back and take the pallet away, so I asked them if I could have it. You can use smaller pallets and just put a run of them along the wall if that is all you have access to. Thanks for your comments.

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  • Lynn
    on Dec 7, 2017

    yes I will put it on Hubbys List lol.

  • Rosemary Bashwinger
    on May 22, 2018

    I love it

    wish I could let everybody know about this handy idea. Ty

    • Carole
      on May 23, 2018

      Thank you. It is so simple it is a wonder more people don't see the potential in these pallets for use as is. No need to hurt your hands trying to pull them apart. If you cut them into thirds or whatever size you want, you can fix them to the wall and they also make great shelves for bottles of wine, or power tools or whatever you like. Saves spending on timber to make shelves. You cut use the lower part of a small one on a bathroom wall to take toiletries or toilet rolls if you want a rustic look. Probably best to sand and treat the timber to some varnish or something first.

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