I think there are days when my husband wishes we lived on a remote island in the south Pacific.
Without pallets or table legs or projects or wives that batted their eyelashes.
Just sunshine and coconuts and a grass skirt or two.
But we don’t live in the south Pacific. We live in Kentucky.
Land of the free pallets and table legs.
And when we aren’t picking corn or milking cows or checking to see if the chickens have laid fresh eggs or driving the John Deere tractor…..everyone here likes a Pinterest inspired desk pallet project as much as the rest of the country.
Everyone that is…..except my husband.
Me: (excitedly) Remember those pallets that I had you save? I have the perfect idea for them. (gesturing grandly towards the Pinterest pallet desk)
Husband: (squinting) Ummmm…..is that a desk?
Me: Yes. Isn’t it such a cute idea?
Me: Do you think you could make it?
Husband: (unconvinced) It looks a little “freshy” to me.
Husband: You know. A desk that has freshy stuff all over it. Like pencils with decorations on them. And little containers of freshy erasers and freshy tape.
And flower petals.
So in the interest of harmony and compromise…..here are the cliff notes on the non-freshiest pallet desk on the planet.
Dimensions of the pallet desk:
48 ” wide
18 1/2″ deep
Remove the legs and braces from an old table.
Find a free pallet.
Send a quick prayer of thanks that you live in Kentucky where free pallets are a dime a dozen.
Pry the pallet boards off your free pallet leaving the frame of the pallet intact.
Construct a frame by attaching the pallet boards to the sides of the legs
The pallet boards on the long side of the desk measure 48″ wide and the pallet boards on the short side measure 11″ wide.
Add a slanted brace cut on a diagonal for support.
Fasten the brace to the legs of the desk.
Paint the base of the desk white.
On the original pallet frame….cut frame to 18 1/2″ deep.
Re-nail the boards back onto the pallet without any gaps.
Attach top to base.
The entire project only took about two and a half hours.
And it was free.
I love it.
So to show my appreciation I’m spreading the word.
I’m letting the pens, pencils, tape, scissors, tacks and rulers know that their freshy days are a thing of the past…..
….right after I break the bad news to the scrabble tiles 🙂
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