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DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Shelving

DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Shelving

When winemakers Ted Osborne and Kim Wedlake opened a Napa tasting room for Olabisi Wines, the couple went for a simple recycled-rustic look. We especially admire their ingenious shelving made from reclaimed shipping pallets with jelly roll pans in lieu of drawers.

Above: Olabisi’s clever shelving system could be replicated for storage throughout the home.

Above: Pallets typically measure 48 inches wide and are 40 inches long. The best way to procure them is to approach a local business that uses them for shipping, or contact a recycling group such as Pallet Recycling.

Above: Commercial-grade Norpro Jelly Roll Pans measure 18 by 12 inches; available from Amazon for $21.99.

We’ve posted before on two other great ideas for repurposing reclaimed shipping pallets. See Remodelista’s posts DIY: Studiomama Pallet Chair and Slow Design: Katrin Arens Plate Rack.

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6:34PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Simple yet beautiful!

6:29PM PDT on May 12, 2013


12:27AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thanks for posting!

1:02PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

love this idea...tons of places around me looking to get rid of pallets.....gonna try this....I like how they sanded & stained the exposed areas too

8:34PM PST on Dec 11, 2010

Love everything recycled!

11:50PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Great Idea!!!!!

8:20AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Love the idea:o)
I have a shelf at home which I made from Leca blocks and planks I bought at a hardware store. What is great about it is the many options I was given. I have shaped it according to my needs and the other design elements in my flat making it more organic than most shelves around. Saved a ton of money as well:o)

5:24AM PST on Nov 21, 2010

I love it! I am going to do it.

5:22PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

Something to build on! Thanks

9:47PM PST on Nov 17, 2010

interesting idea

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