Cute pallet carts made from reclaimed wood boards.
These turned out so much better than I would have ever expected for $8 each.
Especially with a few setbacks.
You all already know that I can't spell. Stencils really should come with spell check. Or at least you should have to pass a test before you can purchase stencils. Or they should sell sandpaper with stencils. Good thing I had some sandpaper handy.
And while I was working on these carts, a bee stung me. So now I smell like vinegar too.
At least I got our wedding date right on the first try.
These crate carts were intended for my great room, but because of the setbacks, I ended up photographing them in Grace's room (that's where all the evening sun is in my house). And I just think they look adorable filled with kids stuff. They will look adorable as bumper cars too, ugh, I know that's coming!
Here is a breakdown of the price per cart:
- 2 feet of 1x12 boards - $3
- 2 sets of 1 5/8" Caster Wheels - $4
- Reclaimed boards from pallets
- 2" Wood Screws
- 2" Finish Nails
- Wood Glue
Not bad, eh? And did I mention that my carts are made of oak? Yep, sanded down the pallet boards, and it's oak!
You just gotta make your own! If you don't have a pallet to reclaim, you can use 1x6s and 1x4s, but don't expect the character to be as fabulous when you use new materials. You can watch a video on how to reclaim boards on a pallet here.
2 – 1×12 @ 11 1/2″
2 – 1×6 @ 18″ (bottom, adjust width as desired)
6 – 1×4 @ 18″ (sides, adjust width as desired)