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12 Amazing Pallet Projects

Pallets are awesome material for DIY projects. They’re pretty easy to come by, and they can be turned into almost anything you need. They look beautiful painted but also pretty when left raw. Not to mention,  they’re durable too! If you’ve been itching to try a pallet project, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered some of the most amazing pallet projects to help you get inspired.

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Pallet Bed

Check out this bed tutorial from 101 Pallets–it’s the perfect size for a small cat nap and the simple lines look so chic with the traditional decor. It’s an uncomplicated design, which means it might be an awesome first pallet project. Watch out! You’ll be addicted once you start.

Garden Walkway

Funky Junky Interiors posted a lovely garden walkway that’s made out of reclaimed wood. If you’ve been trying to figure out what material to use for your garden paths, consider wood–it ages so beautifully and it will look stunning in contrast with your stones.

DIY Shelving

Check out this awesome tutorial from I Heart Nap Time made out of old crates. It could also easily be made out of reclaimed pallet wood. I love the rustic and raw feel of the natural wood–this would look lovely in a kitchen or dining room.

Vintage Looking Storage Trunk

101 Pallets posted the tutorial for a trunk made out of pallets. Trunks are so functional, and they also make great heirlooms. And how cool to have an heirloom trunk that you made yourself! Don’t forget the turquoise stain on the outside–that’s one of my favorite parts.

DIY Floor Shelving

Remodelaholic knows how to make a floor shelving made out of pallets. I love the dark stain on the outside. Pallets can really be turned into anything and made to look like anything. If you prefer darker woods, all you need to do is stain your pallet! So easy!

Homemade Plate Rack

Make this gorgeous rack from Scrap Hacker. It would be so easy to turn a pallet into kitchen storage! I love the way the glossy ceramic plates look against the natural wood. This would be a beautiful piece for a eclectic kitchen space.

Reclaimed Ventilation Hood

Home Talk posted a lovely kitchen renovation featuring a beautiful reclaimed wood vent hood.

Coffee Mug Rack

One Little Bird Blog has great instructions for a DIY coffee mug rack made out of, you guessed it, a pallet. This is a very simple project that wouldn’t take much time at all. If you’re a person who is always misplacing coffee mugs, then this DIY pallet project is a must!

Pallet Bed Frame

Check out this pallet bed frame from Pallet Furniture DIY. If you’re ambitious, this would be an awesome weekend project. The coat of paint on her project is perfect, and I especially love the shape of the headboard.

Flooring

Who knew that you could turn pallets into flooring? I seriously had no idea. Home Talk posted an awesome example of wood “tiles” in a backyard made from reclaimed and demoed pallets.

Storage Boxes

Pinch of Yum has a great tutorial for the best storage baskets! This would be an easy project to replicate and you can use this storage caddy for almost anything–and unlike most other storage boxes, it’s beautiful!

Lounge Chair

This double-wide reclining lounge chair from 1001 Pallets is blowing my mind! I can’t believe it is homemade!

9 Comments

  • Ethel

    I love the pallet bed that is pictured, that is a great way to upcycle materials. Pallets are very versatile when it comes to DIY projects. Adding the pallet trunk to the end of your new bed would be very cute!

  • Faylinn

    My husband has a lot of pallets left over from a construction project that he was working on last month. I really would like to recycle and make good use of them through one of these projects. I really like the idea of using a pallet to make a mug rack. However, I would probably say “hot chocolate” rather than “coffee” because that is my preferred drink.

  • Tara Allen

    Pallets seem useful, because they can serve so many different purposes. I like that pallets can be very helpful for projects around the house. I love you ideas that you have pictured of how to use your old pallets.

    • Patricia

      Slightly misleading since the recycled pallet “tiles” pictured are actually made from recycled railroad ties. Since railroad ties are very thick, they can be dug into the soil to a level that makes them stable.

  • Shanna Perkins

    How do you keep the wood pallets down as chairs and stuff are drug around on them. I love this idea, I want to put it around a fire pit. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Virginia Rohde

    I made two trunks about 15 yrs ago. One was made like a wagon for toy box for grandson, when he out grew it I made top for storage, the other I made top when I made it & I use it to store my art stuff. Where I live now I can’t seem to find any. Plus I made shelf cabinet for bathroom.

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