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How to make a desk with a pallet

Furniture can be very expensive, so making pieces is a simple way to not only save money but also to create one-of-a-kind items for your home. In this DIY project, a pallet and plumbing parts get transformed into a desk with a modern and industrial look.
With its open and airy feel, this desk is ideal for small spaces. The pallet even provides built-in shelves to stash stuff in. Not a fan of the natural wood look? You can easily paint or stain the wood any color you like.
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Materials
- 2 sawhorses
- Pallet
- Electric sander
- Cloth
- 4 wood blocks, approximately 4-by-4 inches
- Clamps
- Drill
- Drill bit
- Wood glue
- Screws
- Driver bit
- 8 flanges
- 4 pieces of black plumbing pipe with thread on both ends
Instructions
1. Place the pallet onto the two sawhorses.
2. Sand the top of the pallet with an electric sander. Wipe away any residue with a cloth.
3. Flip over the pallet.
4. Place a wood block on one corner of the pallet and clamp it to the pallet. Drill a hole into each corner of the wood block.
5. Repeat step 4 with the remaining three wood blocks.
6. Secure each wood block into place with wood glue. Allow the glue to harden.
7. Clamp one of the wood blocks to the pallet. Drill screws into the predrilled holes on the corners of the wood block.
8. Repeat step 7 with the remaining three wood blocks.
9. Place one flange on each of the wood blocks and drill holes through every screw hole in the flange.
10. Drill screws into the predrilled holes to secure the flange in place.
11. Thread a flange to one end of each piece of plumbing pipe to serve as feet for the desk.
12. Thread the four pieces of plumbing pipe onto the flanges screwed to the pallet.
13. Flip over the pallet and add desk accessories.
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