Basically, wooden pallets are used to transport goods.
It can be picked up in stores that receive their goods on pallets.
Once you’ve collected a pallet for free, the question is what to do with it.
Whether it’s a table, a sofa or a shoe storage, there are plenty of cool ideas to transform them!
Here is 25 easy-to-make furniture with wooden pallets. Look :
1. A table for the terrace
Here is an original table made with 4 wooden pallets. Thanks to its simple and rustic appearance, it is a table that can be placed on the terrace as well as inside. It can be personalized to your taste and according to your decoration. And it evolves as and when you want. Remember to apply a coat of oil or wax for waterproofing and for more resistance to bad weather. And There you go ! It’s finish.
2. An outdoor table on casters
This table is made with two 120 cm x 120 cm pallets, a small beam cut in four, 4 swivel wheels, some L-brackets, screws and gray stain. The result is amazing and really super easy to do. This rolling table is very practical: perfect coffee table on a terrace, or to serve yourself a small snack in front of the TV!
3. A coffee table
Even simpler! Here is a coffee table extremely easy to assemble with only 2 pallets, stacked and screwed on top of each other. Casters have been added and that’s it. Depending on the type of wood pallet you use, the table will be more or less rustic to suit your style. You can even paint it. And have you seen the super practical little shelf for storing your books?
4. A coffee table with a glass top
Here is another more modern version of a coffee table. This one is even easier to build: there is just a glass top to put on it and wheels to screw on. All you have to do is find the perfect color for your new table!
5. An oriental-style coffee table
If you find colorful or stained palettes, you can use them to create an exotic coffee table. This coffee table has an oriental edge, although it was made from pallets found near a Lyon shopping area. It has a simple design and very beautiful colors. The table also has two small drawers for storage.
6. A minimalist office
Are you looking for a small office with the perfect dimensions? And you don’t want to go crazy for a custom piece of furniture? Well I have what you need. Because you can easily make your own desk from wooden pallets. Here you just need a pallet, sturdy legs and a plywood board. It couldn’t be easier and cheaper than this desk. And have you seen all the storage on the lower board?
7. A designer kitchen island
Need a custom kitchen island? So think about pallets that allow you to create all kinds of furniture, with personalized dimensions and for an ultra reasonable budget. You will need at least three palettes, tools and paint. Simply cut the pallets to measure, secure them together and add a countertop. Paint them in a natural color or a warmer tone that matches your interior. It’s not difficult, and you have the freedom to choose your own design.
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8. A comfortable sofa bed
Although it’s a little hard to believe, this lovely sofa was made from just one pallet. It was cut in half, then stainless steel plates and feet were added to stabilize it. And of course, a few colorful cushions give it a cozy look.
9. A corner sofa with built-in storage
What could be simpler than putting these 6 pallets on top of each other? They were painted and then covered with colorful foam cushions. And under the pallets there is plenty of super useful storage space for books, magazines, glasses and all the other living room items.
10. A swing chair
With a little imagination, we can create this swing. Here, the pallet was taken apart and the boards were sewn together using a thick rope. Then another rope is used to hang the chair from a tree. Be sure to use strong ropes so you don’t fall!
11. A lounge chair for the garden
Here is a perfect lounge chair for your garden. To make it, you will need two pallets of the same size, stacked on top of each other. Use the rest of the materials to make a backrest that you will secure with boards on each side. Then paint the chair in a bright color. The moments of relaxation are yours next spring!
12. An e-reader
Need a small piece of furniture for reading and which can even serve as an extra bed? You can create one with palettes. It’s easy and much cheaper than a ready-made piece of furniture. It’s made from wooden pallets, and it’s much more comfortable than it looks. Just stack a few pallets on top of each other, secure them together, and add a comfortable mattress on top. It’s that simple.
13. A basket for cat or dog
Do you have some pallet wood left? So give your pet a nice basket. I’m sure he’ll love it. Again, this is a very easy and inexpensive creation. It is enough to cut a pallet so as to obtain a rectangular structure. Add a comfy cushion and some decorations if you like.
14. A reading corner
Do your children need a quiet place to read or to clear their mind? Why not build it yourself? All you need are two pallets and some sawing and screwing gear. Cut the pallets in the shape you want, reinforce them and add a backrest behind if necessary. Add a comfortable cushion and pillows, and you’re done!
15. A shoe rack
Nobody likes entryways full of shoes. You can avoid this by creating a handy shelf for storing shoes. This one is made from a simple vertical pallet. And there you have it, your very own pallet shoe rack is ready to go! Then it’s up to you to choose if you leave it looking raw and natural or if you paint it.
16. A bicycle rack
Thanks to their structure, pallets can be easily used to create shelves without needing to modify them too much. Just place a pallet along the wall, secure it, and add bike mounts. Paint your bike rack in a bright color if you like. This structure can even serve as a library!
17. A shelf for photos
This is probably the easiest project to do with pallets. Take a pallet, remove the middle boards. Then hang it all on the wall and it’s over! Use this shelf to display your photos or other decorative items. Sand or paint your shelf for a nicer look.
18. A vertical garden
You can turn a pallet into a very beautiful vertical garden. For this project, you will need a wooden pallet, two large bags of potting soil, and annuals, a small roll of landscaping fabric, and a stapler. The result is a very beautiful and functional structure in which you can grow your plants even on a balcony. Discover the tutorial here.
19. A honeycomb mirror
Here’s a more sophisticated idea that was also made using a palette. Even though this particular example features honeycomb mirrors, you can use any type of mirror. Use a pallet as a support and glue the mirrors on top. You will have a beautiful decorative, original and functional piece.
20. A designer chandelier
Here is a beautiful chandelier worthy of a modern designer. His history ? Initially, it was a simple wooden pallet good for landfill. Someone found her and decided to transform her. The palette was cut into pieces of different sizes and they were put together in a very artistic way. The result is a unique and functional chandelier.
21. A staircase
Here is a more elaborate project that requires many pallets. In order to complete this project in your own home, you will need a lot of wooden pallets and some skill and knowledge to design these stairs. Let’s be frank, this is not a project for Sunday DIY enthusiasts. Because poorly designed stairs can be dangerous. Here, the staircase has been integrated into an office where most of the furniture is already made of pallet wood.
22. A corner shelf
Not only does it furnish the corner of a room, but in addition it creates two small shelves to put a small decorative object. Not bad is not it ? Obviously, it’s easy to do, and it doesn’t cost much.
23. Wall covering for the kitchen
Would you like a wooden covering in your kitchen? So why not salvage some pallet wood? Sand it and varnish it according to your tastes. You just have to put it down! A real child’s play!
24. A faux bearskin rug
The very rustic detail in a country house is the animal skin rug. But if like me, you love animals too much, then go for this wooden solution!
25. A wall light
Here is, to finish, a pretty wall lamp in reclaimed wood, very easy to make. It exudes a simplicity but also a natural side that adapts to all styles of decoration.
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