At The Thinking Closet, Lauren and her husband recently build a headboard out of wood harvested from old pallets. They offer some great tips and tricks for anyone who wants to make anything from reclaimed pallet wood.
One of the first things that Lauren mentions is that since pallets are used for shipping large quantities of items, there are a lot of stores out there who have pallets piled up in back. Most places will give you permission to take their pallets, and some will even pay you to take them away. She recommends using a Sawzall (reciprocating saw) to take the boards off of the pallets, especially if you need a lot of wood, and sanding down the boards until they are very smooth. I’ve seen several pallet headboards, but this is the first one I’ve seen with a secret compartment!
Find out all about this pallet wood headboard and see the secret compartment at The Thinking Closet.