Lady grabs an old pallet & transforms it completely in just a few steps

Did you know that pallets are good for projects other than just moving heavy loads? That's right: A pallet can actually become the star of the show when you find the right DIY project.
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- One wooden pallet (standard size is 48-by-40 inches)
- Handsaw
- Tape measure
- Sander
- Sandpaper
- Wood stain
- Paintbrush or rag
- Vise
- Drill
- Long and short screws
- Industrial iron pipe rack, about 30 inches long
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1. Cut the pallet about a quarter of the way up from the bottom. This may be easier if the pallet is smaller or if it's already cut in half. You might also consider moving it up onto a higher work station. Save a separate piece measuring the same length (about 40 inches) and about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide.
2. Sand down the portion of the pallet you'll be using for this project until it's smooth, paying special attention to the edges and corners.
3. Stain the pallet and other wooden piece using a paintbrush or rag. Let them dry for about about 18 to 24 hours.
4. Connect the other piece of wood to the bottom opening in the pallet and secure tightly with the vise.
5. Drive long screws into the wood in the bottom of the pallet with the drill. Use two screws at each end.
6. Fit the industrial iron pipe rack to the bottom of the pallet, measuring so it is perfectly centered.
7. Screw the iron pipe rack onto the bottom of the wooden pallet.
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