From Pallet To a Surprize for Haven


I try not to let anything go to waste here in my workshop, so when this delivery pallet ended up in my driveway, I thought of something I could make to give away in the Minwax® booth at the Haven bloggers conference July 11-12 in Atlanta.

I started by cutting the slats from the pallet into 2″ strips, then picked a patriotic theme using Minwax® Express Colors™ “Crimson” and “Indigo.” (But you can use any combination of Minwax® stains, including the new Wood Finishing Cloths, to customize your pallet projects.)

Next I assembled them into an 8″ x 12″ x 18″ tool box, stenciled on some stars, and added a simple handle down the center, all glued and nailed together for a rustic look.

I scuffed up the dried stain with #180-grit sandpaper to give it a worn, antique look (leaving the pallet nail holes!), and then had fun filling it with Minwax® goodies for one of the lucky attendees we will be meeting at the Haven conference in Atlanta.

Maybe we’ll see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!



6 comments on “From Pallet To a Surprize for Haven

  1. Michael Sura

    Just have to be careful of nails when cutting the boards. Great source of inexpensive lumber. I know many people that use pallet boards for projects.

  2. Gina

    I love all things patriotic!! What a fantastic project.

    I don’t think we had a chance to meet at SNAP! Conference. I would love to connect with you! I have a pallet project in mind that would be great using your Clear Tint Base or White Tint Base.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Bruce Johnson Post author

      Many thanks for your kind words, Gina. We had a great time at SNAP! Hope you did as well and good luck in your future projects. -Bruce

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