Warning for carpenters and people with OCD. This page contains images of furniture that is created by an apprentice Charcutier. This means that I have little to no experience in carpeting.
Multifunctional storage space needed.
My dehydrator has been a thorn in my eye in the last weeks. It has been standing on the floor in 3 locations. Which is quite impressive if you consider that I only have 7 square meters of free floor space. So, I decided that it was time to tidy my place up a bit. I needed a bigger storage space for my wine bottles and I wanted a table top to work on. Besides that, I might get a little roommate in a few weeks that could use its’ own little bed as well. In the past I have made a few pieces of furniture out of pallets. One example is my standing desk. Which has a very simple design. It has a desk top and a few shelves attached to it.
Designing my own working station.
This time I did not want my working space that high but instead wanted a wider working space. This meant that I wanted to put the pallets sideways. Which instantly gave me the following idea.
This plan needed two pallets as well as 2 table tops or at least two large planks. One of my friends was moving out and could not take her coffee table with her. So, I was the happy new owner of this piece of furniture. This table turned out to be very well suited for my project. The lower plank was exactly 10 cm shorter in both aspects. This made it possible to create the following.
The lower plank is simply screwed in place onto the middle “leg” of both pallets. This creates enough support to allow the lower plank to hold a large amount of wine and pickles. The downside was that I came 1 cm short to be able to store my wine bottles in between the two levels.
Back to the drawing board, I went! Which did not take long at
Comparing the old with the new.
As you can see this new piece is a lot larger but leaves a much calmer impression on the room. Everything looks a lot neater now in my opinion. Sadly, there is less space to take someone to dance, but it always was a tight space for dancing anyways. I now have some extra counter space to work on. As well as a place to station my kitchen machine. Which can be read about here. (Link to the kitchen machine article.) Please let me know your thoughts on this piece of furniture. I know that not everything is perfectly aligned and that will not be changed since it does not bother me. But maybe you have a great idea about what to change or just want to share something. If you want to read more articles like this make sure to follow me.