Reclaimed wood is one of the most environmentally friendly resources for building furniture and pallets are a popular choice because of their durability and availability. Because pallets are designed to endure harsh weather elements and withstand heavy weights, they are perfect for making outdoor furniture. Having said that, they can also be used for crafting indoor furniture but extra efforts are required to make them smooth and acceptable for indoor use.
Because pallets are so commonplace nowadays, if you’re lucky, the cost of acquiring a few used pallets for a project is relatively lower or zero if you know where to get them for free. If you look in the back of any huge retail store, chances are you will see many pallets lying around. So if you don’t want to pay for them, you can always approach the person in charge and ask if there’s any pallet they want to get rid of. If not, you can always offer to buy them at a fraction of the price. If that doesn’t work, just go to your local hardware store and ask if they have used pallets for sale.
Turning pallets into beautiful and functional furniture can be really fun and it is a lot easier than making a furniture from scratch. Most DIY pallet projects are easy to follow because the instructions are pretty straight forward–position the pallets in the right manner, secure them with nuts and bolts, smoothen the rough surface, stain it and finally give it a good coat of paint. And it’s not just furniture you can build with these wooden pallets, you can convert them into planters for your garden or even a playhouse if you’re feeling creative!
Here are 23 cool DIY pallet projects to help you decide what you should make with your unused pallets. Have fun!
- Pallet Pot Rack
- Cheap Bed Frames
- DIY Make Your Bed
- Outdoor Pallet Table DIY
- Pallet Fence
- Outdoor Pallet
- Multifunction Table With Slide Out And Lift Build
- DIY Outdoor Pallet Sofa
- DIY Tufted Ikat Ottoman From Upcycled Pallet
- Pallet Playhouse
- DIY Succulent Pallet Table
- Pallet Farm Table Desk
- The Pallet Daybed
- Pallet Heart Tutorial
- Pallet Picnic Table
- Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser Pallirondack
- Pallet End Table
- Pallet Dining Set
- Headboard From Wooden Pallets
- DIY Toddler Pallet Bed
- DIY Pallet Furniture Patio Makeover
- Proud Pallet Rustic Americana Flag
- Pallet Project Patio Day Bed