Here’s another brilliant pallet wood DIY project and I think it’s so darned cool looking! You can paint these, distress the, stain them or simply leave them in their natural state. I first saw these online and love the look. I wanted to make these for my nephew who has a nautical theme room. The leisurely lake theme fits in well at home. Its extreme lightweight contradicts its strength. If attached to the wall (to avoid tipping), the larger sizes will easily hold a heavy load of books.
If you lay this horizontally, the resemblance to a real rowboat is so striking that you might be tempted to see if it floats! If you do try to float it, however, you won’t be rowing very far!
Since a rustic look is desirable, this project is perfect for beginning woodworkers.
The odd hammer mark or scratches left from the sander will add to the rustic look that you may wish to achieve. A suggested finish is dark green or blue paint on the outer sides and a simple flat stain on all other surfaces. A clear topcoat can be added for extra durability, but may detract from the rustic look.
The bookcase can be built in a variety of different sizes, depending on how much space you have or where you want to put it. Everybody can always use another book shelf and this one is so different. They add lots of rustic nautical charm and character to homes, gardens and outdoor areas.
Watch how Husky Woodworking does this in his step by step tutorial so you can get busy making one of these fabulous shelfs!