At some point in the distant past, I also bought myself some Warsenal Construction Pallets - handy little laser-cut kits:
I had stored them away in my space under my desk and forgotten about them, until the other week my daughter knocked the box they were in over. I put them in the pending pile, and devoted a couple of evenings to assembling and painting them.
Assembly is pretty simple, if a little repetitive with 8 pallets in each kit.
|The laser cut sheets. Thicker MDF for the main supports, and thinner plastic for the struts.
|One pallet - 3 supports, 5 thick structs and 4 thin struts.
|End struts glued to the underside. The supports have grooves cut to allow you to align them easily.
|Central strut glued to the underside.
|Central support glued in place.
|Flipped over and the end struts added to the top side.
|The four thinner struts glued in place.
Yes, I could probably have built my own using balsa wood and coffee stirrers, but this kit takes out at least 50% of the assembly time. Yes, you can get cheap toy pallets (which I might do at some point). But these do look pretty nice!
I wanted to paint up my pallets to look something like this - notice the odd pallet that has paint on the ends, or is painted a different colour.
So I painted mine a neutral brownish colour, lightly drybrushed a highlight, added some random paint on some of them, and then washed on some stains. Here's the resulting stack of 24:
|In a couple of piles.
|A hasty barricade.
|Background scenic clutter.
As you can see, these are incredibly versatile and useful. They could also be arranged as boardwalks, or raised platforms. I probably need about the same number again I think!