This Family Saved Wooden Pallets For Months Until They Finally Transformed Them Into Something Awesome

Family projects either go two ways in my household:
  1. Full of stress, arguing and disputes, but finally gets done well.
  2. Full of stress, arguing and disputes, but looks NOTHING like what we pictured the final look to be. Note: This is the option that usually happens.
This family really hit the nail on the head with this project. They decided to save old wood and build something together as a family that they could all be proud of. They stored a bunch of old pallets that were once used to transport coconut oil into the United States until they had enough, then they got to work on their massive project that would take them 18 months.

Here is the wood before they started working on it:

Wooden Pallets project

After saving up all of the wooden slats, they had to take out the nail heads one by one…

Wooden Pallets project

They were left with almost 9,000 nails that they removed out of every single wooden pallet.

Wooden Pallets project

After, all the boards were ready to be taken to be machined down.

Wooden Pallets project

They sliced the boards down to half an inch thick.

Wooden Pallets project

And trimmed them down to five inches wide:

Wooden Pallets project

Here are the final boards stacked and ready to be transformed:

Wooden Pallets project

Here is the room that had been patiently awaiting its transformation:

Wooden Pallets project

They started layering the first boards of the subfloor.

Wooden Pallets project

It started to look pretty good even early on…

Wooden Pallets project

Eventually, the entire room started to take shape (with the obvious help of a little someone!)

Wooden Pallets project

Ta, daaaa. And this isn’t even the finished product!

Wooden Pallets project

This is the floor after the first layer of gloss:

Wooden Pallets project

And then moved on to the kitchen…

Wooden Pallets project

And added the finish to the kitchen.

Wooden Pallets project

The final product is actually stunning. Who knew you could make something so pretty with old wood?

Wooden Pallets project

The variety in the colors of the wood are stunning!

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