Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -


• Pal­let

• Sand­ing block or or­bital san­der • Re­cip­ro­cat­ing saw

• Medium-den­sity fiber­board (MDF), cut to


• Paint and paint­brush

• Foam brush

• High-gloss polyuretha­ne fin­ish for la­tex paint • Drill and fas­ten­ers

• L brack­ets

• Shelf bracket pair

• Cir­cle bit, if needed

Step 1 Re­move stray screws, nails, or sta­ples. Sand pal­let with a block or or­bital san­der to de­sired smooth­ness.

Step 2 Us­ing a re­cip­ro­cat­ing saw, cut pal­let to de­sired height (stan­dard desk height is 30 inches). Level the top of the pal­let, if

needed, with re­cip­ro­cat­ing saw.

Step 3 Mea­sure and cut two pieces of MDF: one to sit on the top edge of the pal­let; the other for the table­top.

Step 4 Paint MDF pieces de­sired color. Let dry. Us­ing a foam brush to avoid vis­i­ble brush­strokes (A), ap­ply one or two coats of a high-gloss polyuretha­ne fin­ish. Let dry thor­oughly be­tween coats.

Step 5 Screw painted ac­cent boards to the pal­let’s top and be­neath the first hor­i­zon­tal board us­ing L brack­ets. At­tach shelf brack­ets to van­ity top and into pal­let. If you need to make room for the brack­ets, cut away a por­tion of the pal­let with a chisel or a cir­cle bit (B).

Step 6 At­tach pal­let to wall and into studs us­ing ap­pro­pri­ate fas­ten­ers.

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