We love the idea of up-cycling products here at Flüff. Giving an old product a new life means keeping something out of the landfill and creating a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
Creating things out of old shipping palettes is one thing we love to do time and time again.
This time we’ve created a shadow box that can nest on a table or be hung, and is the perfect mix of rustic and contemporary design.
STEP BY STEP DIY: Wooden Palette Shadow Box
Go on an adventure to find an old disposed of palette. The more worn-in the better – it adds character!
Use a saw to cut down 4 lengths of wood the same size. Be sure to cut the edge on a 45 degree angle so they can be matched up later.
Match up the edges to create a box shape. Use wood glue and hold the pieces together using large elastic bands, or other hardware supplies, until it dries.
Sand down all sides of the box to remove any excess glue, as well as little pieces of rough wood.
Choose a paint colour or stain to use with the box. We chose to use grey paint and watered it down to create a stain-like finish.
In 5 simple steps you can create a unique piece like this palette box. You can make an array of sizes and stack them, use them on a desk, or hanging on a wall. Good luck and happy DIY-ing!
~ Jordan, designer & textiles