Remember to be careful and use the appropriate safety gear! Wood working is dangerous. Always take proper safety precautions when undertaking projects. Do NOT rely on the videos for determining whether you need safety gear or what precautions you need to take. I don't want anyone to lose an eye, finger, or suffer any other harm. Use common sense and read tool/product instructions before starting a project.
Is gardening your thing? Pallet Garden by groworganic is a 2:30 tutorial that shows how to modify a shipping pallet to work as a standing garden. If you know how to work a stapler and know a bit about gardening, this tutorial is for you.
Taking A Pallet Apart
Want to use pallet wood for a project but not sure where to start? The How To Dismantle A Wooden Pallet - Savvas Papasavva video uploaded by miscpro is a 7 minute step-by-step walk through showing how to take apart wooden shipping pallets.
Need functional seating? In the 12 minute video Long Bench!, GregoryBuilds shows viewers how to modify shipping pallets to create a bench perfect for outdoor seating. You will need tools for this one.
Looking to finish off your living room with a beautiful coffee table? How to Build a Coffee Table out of Pallet Wood: Project 5 Paint/Distress/Antique Furniture is a 13:30 video by BeachBumLivin that tells just how to make one. Additionally, this video demonstrates how to disassemble pallets and how to find pallets to use. You will need tools and probably a bit of wood working experience to complete this project.
groworganicgroworganic is the poster for the Grow Organic... For Life! YouTube channel that "provides weekly, seasonally relevant, how-to style videos for the organic home gardener."
miscpromiscpro is an uploader of a "miscellany of artist documentaries, projects, collaborations, educational & instructional videos."
GregoryBuilds and BeachBumLivinGregoryBuilds and BeachBumLivin are average YouTube users.
CritiqueThe planter video is simple and neat. I know very little about gardening and I feel I could make a successful planter based on the instructions in Pallet Garden. Projects in the other videos require more technical know-how, a bit of dexterity, and some physical strength. How To Dismantle A Wooden Pallet - Savvas Papasavva is the best well done of the remaining tutorials. The bench and coffee table tutorials require a bit of know-how. While both tutorials are guilty of telling without showing, the coffee table tutorial is the worst of the two. Producing a final product similar to the coffee table BeachBumLivin made is going to require some guess work.
The unprofessionalism in the pallet disassembly, bench, and coffee table videos give them a real world feel. They show real people doing realistic things with tools that you may actually have or can easily buy, rent, or borrow. Their unprofessionalism has one big failing, however. The men in the videos do not use or discuss safety gear.