I am crazy about wood pallet projects. If you have been here long, you know already know that, and you also know I am equally gaga for creating with recycled aluminum cans. Today’s project combines those two eco-friendly obsessions into a lovely aluminum can recycle bin made with reclaimed wood pallets! The piece is topped off with a cool knob and chalkboard sign. Come see how you can create your own…
broken down shipping pallets or other scrap wood (I use a circular saw to do mine)
HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO DEMONSTRATING HOW TO BREAK DOWN PALLETS (By Ryan Schmitz):
I got the idea for this wood pallet recycle bin from this post at My Carpentry: Wood Waste Basket. I followed the instructions there, using pallet wood instead of fence board. You may have to adjust measurements based on the wood you have on hand.
When I got done, I wasn’t in love with it like I should be for a DIY aluminum can recycle bin hand made from discarded shipping pallets… you know? So I decided to take it up a notch.
That is when I came up with the idea to add a knob, and a framed chalkboard label to seal the deal.
I used these Tim Holtz rub ons to add a vintage grunge number to a white knob I picked up at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore.
I just drilled a hole and screwed into the knob with a flat top screw just long enough to go through the wood and grab the knob.
For the sign, I spray painted a dollar tree frame and glued chalkboardpaper to the back. Then I glued jute to the back of that to form a loop for hanging. LOVE my new storage for cans!