Rustic Pallet Wood Trunk

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If you want to watch how I made the trunk, check the video out above. If you want to see some awesome step by step pics, keep going!
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    Parts list
Before we begin, here’s a rough part list for you if you want to build along.
These are the 1×4 pallet boards I picked up for a quarter each from a local farmer.
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With the side panels cut to length, I edge joint each side and glue them up to make the panels.
I do the same with the rest of the panels which include the front, back, sides, bottom, top, and false bottom.
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With the panels glued up, I did a mock up of where the parts go to get an idea of how it’s going to look. The trunk is huge, but looks awesome!
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To join the panels to make the box, I nailed the sides to the front and back panels using BT&C fine cut nails.
Before nailing them in, I dip the heads of the nail in some vinegar to add some rust to them. This was to add some age to the nails so it would match with the whole project of “rustic”.
This is what the nails ended up looking like after the vinegar dried.
On each of the 4 box corners I attached 2 corner brackets (one at the top and one at the bottom). They came painted a flat black from the store so I used my random orbit sander and 220 grit sandpaper to remove the paint. I then dipped them in the vinegar to once again form some rust on the surface of the brackets.
This is what they ended up looking like.

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