Our daughter wanted a rustic looking end table built out of a pallet. Here it is and she loves it! How we did it. Original nails were pulled, straightened and reused to keep the look grungy. Wood glue was used before nailing to strengthen joints. Places where the existing pallet had cracks (i.e.. character) were preserved by using corrugated nails for strength.
I thought this was a great example of innovative thinking in the design of workshop gadgets -- see ("Self-sorting (sorta) bin"). It's a way to quickly store hardware items in the shop: AB -- 9 March 2010