Hi again 🙂
I got talking to Adrian, the owner of Houston Espresso Bar in Maroochydore the other day (which, by the way, has the best coffee I’ve found on the Sunshine Coast! If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.) He made his first pallet project the other day and I was so impressed that I had to share it with you!
It’s a fancy dog kennel with a porch. You wouldn’t believe it’s made almost entirely out of recycled materials – it’s beautiful! And I’m a lil bit envious!
Of course, I asked him a million questions about how he made it so I could pass it on to you:
- Base: recycled hardwood sleepers, with heavy duty casters attached (this thing’s heavy!) Screwed together using using basic butt joints and galvanised bugle head screws.
- Floor: pallet wood slats, nailed to the sleeper base.
- Vertical posts: Rear are pallet stringers, front are structural pine. Screwed to inside of sleeper base.
- Roof: 3 triangle trusses, made from structural pine. Covered with an old hammock and sealed using water proofing spray. Edges of the hammock are hemmed for strength and screwed on to the roof frame using wide button head screws to prevent tearing. Front and back of the roof are made from tongue and groove panelling from Bunnings.
- Leash/knick-knack bag: made from hammock offcuts.
- Kennel: made from a wine barrel bought for $250 from a guy selling them on the side of the road! So jealous! Barrel was soaked with water prior to cutting to reduce shrinking. Edges sealed with external polyurethane.
Awesome job Adrian! And thanks so much for sharing 😀