This is my first instructable but I have been an avid lurker on this wonderful site called Instructables for along time, I'm a keen tinkerer in my garage converted woodshop and I love to make stuff out of wood.
For the Remix Contest instructable design, I used the similar style Corasaurus Rex has used for his published instructable, I liked the way he staggered the ends of each piece of wood so I thought I would add that to my design as it's quite effective :) link to Corasaurus Rex
So to start off with this Instructable I wanted to make a quick and as cheap as possible wall feature to fill a space infront of my pc desk at home - as it was a bit plain and my desk was a bit cluttered with stuff, this project cost me to make around £4 as I had to buy the cans of black spray paint (£1 each) - and it didnt take long to make and anyone can make it and design it how they want it.
Step 1: Tools and the Bits N Bobs Required
I used the below bits and bobs to create this pallet wall feature
* 2 Wood pallets
* Bag of 50mm wood screws
* Counter sink
* Wall plugs
* Philips bit and small drill bit
* Jig saw
* Band saw
* Wood glue
* Black gloss spray paint (I used x4 300ml cans)
* 180 Sand paper
* Tape measure
* Bought 4 cans of black spray paint (£1 each)
Step 2: Cutting Up the Pallets for the Shelves and Back Pieces
Next, I needed to cut off the pieces of wood from the pallets by using a jig saw and then by using the band saw to square off the edges and cut off the ends with nails in - doing this gave me 10 pieces of nice clean wood.
I cut 7 pieces of wood at lengths of 730mm
Then I cut 2 pieces of shelving at 680mm
The last shelf is smaller and I cut it at 400mm
I then cut 2 extra lengths of pallet wood at 600mm which I used as a backing to screw all of the 7 pieces together - screwed from the back so minimal screws showing from the front
Step 3: Fitting the 2 Pieces of Wood to the Wall (to Screw Wall Feature Into)
I also needed 2 pieces of wood from pallets which I need for later when fixing the feature to the wall.
I screwed the 2 pieces of pallet wood to the wall using wall plugs and screws - 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom making sure they are level ready for me to screw the feature to the 2 pieces of wood that are fixed to the wall making it sturdy.
Step 4: Making the HeadSet Holder
My headphones needed a place to live too, So I marked up a simple shape that fitted the headset and then used the band saw to cut it out with some of the offcuts from the pallets that I cut earlier.
I then lightly sanded it down ready and drilled 2 holes for it to be attached to the feature then for it to be sprayed with the black gloss spray.
Step 5: Making the 2 Holders for My Sword
I needed a decent place to put my sword as it was just sat on my desk, so by using the off cuts from the wood pallets, I marked out the shape I needed then cut 2 shapes out by using a band saw - I sanded them down lightly then sprayed them with black gloss spray.
Both were ready to be fixed the wall feature using screws and wood glue.
Step 6: Making the 3 Shelves
Using the 3 pieces of wood for the that I cut earlier - these are going to be used for the 3 shelves, I wanted to round off the face edges with the band saw.
Next, I then used wood glue and screws to fix the shelves to the wall feature and did the same for the sword and headphone pieces.
I then sprayed the whole wall feature with the 4 cans of black gloss spray.
Step 7: All Fitted to the Wall..
Once the wall feature was dry, I was then ready to attach the wall feature to the 2 pieces of wood I fixed to the wall earlier by using wood screws.
I was very happy with the finish and I now have a gaming desk setup which is organised and tidier and there is a place for every thing to go
Here is the link which inspired me in my instructable - Check out Corasaurus Rex - www.instructables.com/howto/Corasaurus+Rex/
Step 8: Remix
Inspired by www.instructables.com/howto/Corasaurus+Rex/