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Reclaimed storage rack

Upcycle a pallet and old kitchen forks to help keep garden tools organised.

You will need: Old wooden pallet (ours measured approx. 114cm x 114cm), Fence paling (ours was 1.2m long), Old kitchen forks, Hammer, Screwdriver, Sandpaper (coarse), Stiff-bristled brush, 50mm galvanised nails, 25mm exterior timber screws, 75mm exterior timber screws, Paintbrush, Heavy pliers or bench vice for bending forks, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, Resene Quick Dry

Top tip: If the reclaimed pallet has previously been outside for any length of time it may be necessary to first treat it with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and then wash it with Resene Timber and Deck Wash prior to painting.

To get the look: Mark painted the shed walls with Resene lumbersider tinted to Resene Unwind.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 Step one
Lightly sand the pallet to smooth any rough edges.
Step 2 Step two
Remove any sanding residue with a stiff-bristled brush.
Step 3 Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the pallet and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the fence paling and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Half Duck Egg Blue to the pallet, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Half Duck Egg Blue to the fence paling, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Carefully bend forks into ‘S’ shapes, as shown, using pliers or a bench vice.
Step 8 Step eight
Fix forks to front of pallet, as shown, to form hanging hooks. Partly sink in some 75mm screws for hanging smaller tools, such as trowels and hand forks.
Step 5 Step nine
Using 50mm nails, attach the fence paling to the top of the pallet to form a shelf, as shown.
Step 6 Step ten
Fix the pallet to the shed wall using 75mm screws drilled in from the top, sides and underneath. Ensure it is securely attached before hanging tools.
 
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