How I Turned Free Floorboards & Pallets into Bookcases Using This One Weird Old Trick!

Found a man on a site giving floorboards for free, who then kindly agreed to deliver to me.

 
Then they sat on the floor in a dirty great stack, til I bleached them to bring their true colours back.  

Next I took a small trolley and walked around town, finding pallets with no other homes of their own.  

 Then I hammered and sawed and cut down the stack, 
Then attached them with screws at the sides and the back. 
Next the foreman insisted on checking them all to be sure they would work and not crumble and fall.  
Pleased with my craft he allowed me to varnish then stack on the books and repeat until finished.  
Now they stand in our lounge, a spectacular pair, with our books in one place for the whole house to share.  

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4 thoughts on “How I Turned Free Floorboards & Pallets into Bookcases Using This One Weird Old Trick!

  1. What an adorable foreman. He must have been very pleased to help you out. I’m impressed by how easy you make the project look. I’m all about recycling and what you’ve done with these old floorboards is brilliant, especially with the unevenness at the top shelf. It gives the shelf an artsy, high value feel. The final result is fantastic.

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      • Please don’t. If I went to a coffee shop and saw that bookshelf, I would pay the proprietor lots of compliments on her exquisite taste and ask to know who made it. You have a fine aesthetic, so anything you touch will resemble that. Give my best Halloween Caturday regards to the foreman. Enjoy the rest of your day, too. x

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