Other Pallet ProjectsWhat to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations!

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations!

What to do with pallets? Wooden pallets have become very trendy lately, and they invite themselves into our interiors and exteriors to make our space more comfortable and modern. A low-cost solution, pallets are ideal for making furniture without investing too much time and money. If you like DIY and found yourself with pallets in your home and still have no idea how to use them, we invite you to discover our special selection of more than 38 original creations made with wooden pallets.

What to do with pallets? A new sofa for the living room!

The shape of the pallets makes them easy to handle, and therefore several projects can be realized with them. Furniture for the garden and the terrace or to furnish the living room, the dining room, the bedroom, and even the bathroom: everything is possible. In this dossier, we have selected the best DIY ideas with the famous wooden pallets.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects

A side table for the entrance or a bar: it’s up to you to choose

You have pallets, and you don’t know what to do with them? DIY projects with pallets can be classified into two categories: without or with disassembly. Making a chair on a pallet also requires the use of a screwdriver. While a sofa or coffee table does not even require any special tools, it depends on the model chosen.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects

Making a living room coffee table from one pallet

For a small coffee table, a wooden pallet is more than enough. To make a living room table on a pallet you will need :

  • a wooden pallet
  • four swivel casters (optional)
  • a screwdriver drill
  • fixing screws.
  • a brush
  • paint.

Any DIY project with a pallet starts with cleaning. The pallet is sanded with coarse-grit and repeated with a fine grit to obtain a smooth surface—some people clean pallets with a brush and soap. If you wish to clean it this way, let it dry in the sun. Be careful, never disassemble a wet pallet!

A table without or with wheels, it depends on your desires. If you want to move your coffee table easily, then install casters. To fix them, get a screwdriver and fixing screws. Watch the video below to see how to make a coffee table with a simple pallet:

Wooden pallet bookcase with asymmetrical shelves

You have already made a table or a sofa in pallets, and you want to realize another interesting DIY project? Then try to create a wooden pallet bookcase. For its realization, you will need :

  • two pallets
  • one meter
  • carpenter’s gap
  • a pencil
  • a saw
  • a sander
  • sandpaper
  • a hammer
  • nails
  • a screwdriver
  • wood screws

Start by cleaning and sanding the pallets. Then disassemble them. There are several methods of disassembly, the simplest of which is tool-free. Watch the video to see how to do this without damaging the pallet. Once your pallet is dismantled, cut the slats into about 24 pieces of about 20 cm. Pallets vary in size. You are free to determine the shelves’ size in your library according to the pallet at your disposal and where you want to install it. Below, you can watch the realization of an original wooden bookcase step by step. You can vary the size, dimension, and the number of shelves according to your needs. It is also possible to paint it if you want.

Easy pallet bookcase, without disassembling and tools

Making a small bookcase for the living room without tools and dismantling is quite possible. The library model below is straightforward to make. To make it, you will only need :

The first step is to paint the pallets in a color of your choice. In the case of this library, the handymen used three shades of blue. Once your pallets are painted, let them dry. The last step is to assemble them with wood glue. And voilà, your little pallet library is ready to use! Put away your books and magazines and find it a dignified place in your home.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Small bookcase and storage cabinet for the living room

What to do with pallets for outdoor projects

Wooden pallets are most often seen in the form of garden furniture. Lacquered and treated with an adapted product, it will not fear rain or strong sunshine. To realize garden furniture in pallets is one of the simplest projects to realize. There is no need for disassembly or sawing. For a low sofa, only a wooden pallet is installed, and for a high sofa, two pallets are placed one on top of the other that can be fixed with wood glue.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden furniture in wooden pallets: a sofa, an armchair, a coffee table with wheels and a stool.

If you have enough space in your garden, it is even possible to make a sofa bed. For small spaces, it is advisable to make furniture with multiple functions.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden furniture in white painted wooden pallets

A coffee table can easily be transformed into a stool with a cushion, a sofa – into a dining table. Be creative and think of practical solutions.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Furniture in hanging pallets: hanging shelf and garden bench

The pallet coffee table is one of the most frequent illustrations of the art of recovery.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden furniture made of colored wooden pallets
What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Outdoor furniture ideas: couch with casters and outdoor shower

Fitting out and personalizing your bar or outside with modern stools made of pallets :

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Stools for the bar or for outdoor use

Use pallets to make a swing or suspended bed

It is also possible to make a bench or a suspended sofa. The children will love it because it will play the role of a swing, but a more secure idea.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
A bench or a suspended sofa for the terrace or the garden

Pallet wood – ideal for creating a vertical garden

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Two practical solutions for storing flower pots
What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Vertical garden furniture colorful and ideal for storing flower pots.

Tips for beginning handymen

Beginners start by making a simple piece of furniture: a small coffee table, stool, shelf, and others. Disassembly is not a difficult process in itself, but the use of a saw most often follows it. If you are not used to cutting wood, it is best to ask a handyman friend to show you how to do it.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Original garden table to be made with wooden pallets

These two stools are easy to make and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Low stools in pallets painted white and with cushions

Making a sofa/bed is quite easy. The number of pallets you will need depends on the size and space available in your living room.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
A sofa to furnish the living room and candleholders to decorate it

Making a sofa out of wooden pallets is practical because it is always possible to use it outside and inside. One piece of furniture, two solutions! To move it with ease, use casters.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden sofa with casters

Fitting out the children’s room with pallets

If the children’s room needs new furniture, pallets are ideal for this. For a personalized decorative effect, consider coloring them in different shades.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Wooden pallet furniture for the children’s room

Pallets are not difficult to find. Used for transporting goods, department stores often leave them next to the garbage cans.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Wheeled armchair for the living room or bedroom

Ideas for the dressing room

Take a tour of the shops near you, and be sure you’ll find free pallets!

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Furniture to furnish the dressing room of your room: wardrobe and pallet changing room

The pallets are ideal for dressing room layouts. We can make: a wardrobe, a checkroom, a coat rack, a screen and others.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Coat rack and folding screen for making pallets

The pallet invites itself in the kitchen

Lack of space? Here are two solutions to tidy up your stuff:

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Storage cabinet: one shelf with wheels and one chest

The palletized kitchen island is very practical

If you, too, want to participate in this important recycling process, you don’t have to be a great handyman to make a simple sofa or table.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Table for the dining room or dining area

Sometimes it is sufficient to treat the pallets with a suitable product, to remove the dirt, and put them on top of each other.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Kitchen island made of wooden pallets with storage space
What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Bar for the kitchen or for the terrace

Looking for a new and original lighting fixture? Take a wooden pallet and realize one of these ideas:

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Original hanging lights

Useless at first glance, the pallets can be transformed into design and modern furniture or into a beautiful original wall decoration. Moreover, they are susceptible to different types of transformation: coloring, decoration, engraving.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Simple and easy to make entrance furniture

Do-it-yourself furniture is the ideal solution for those who can never find the furniture they want in stores. With creativity and enough imagination, it is possible to achieve remarkable and very satisfying results. It is also an act that affirms our respect for the environment. Respecting nature is important.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden bench in white painted wood pallet for outdoor use
What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Making a wooden pallet pool is possible!

Lack of inspiration or do-it-yourself ideas is no longer a problem. Many Internet sources can guide you in the do-it-yourself of your furniture or decoration with wooden pallets.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Garden furniture and wall decoration for the dining room

In USA, for the past 20 years, holders of packaging waste have had to ensure the recycling of pallets. However, only 10% of the pallets are recycled each year.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Make a worktop for the bathroom or headboard for the bedroom

Fortunately, in the last few years, some private individuals are participating in the recycling of pallets by dismantling them to make original furniture.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Solutions for the terrace: large sofa/bed for the terrace and round coffee table

Sometimes it is sufficient to treat the pallets with a suitable product to remove the dirt and place them on top of each other. It is then possible to color or decorate them to match your interior style.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Dining room table or entrance furniture

Setting up a home office with pallets

Do you have a home office? The furniture for its arrangement is often expensive and you need to count at least 200 euros. With wooden pallets, you can furnish it free of charge or at a minimum price.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Set up the home office with furniture made from wooden pallets

In addition, it is possible to opt for an unusual shape that will ideally fit the size and dimensions of your room.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Realize furniture to furnish your home office

The pallet adapts easily to small spaces

Wooden pallets are ideal for small apartments as they can have different functions depending on their needs. Below is an example of DIY with classic pallets. This large sofa can be transformed into a bed at any time. An ideal solution if you have unexpected guests!

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Large wooden pallet sofa easy to make

Hoping that our large folder of more than 38 ideas to realize with pallets was useful, we wish you a nice … DIY adventure!

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Sofa, bed and coffee table very easy to make

Originally, wooden pallets are an object intended for the transport of goods and storage. Recovering and tinkering have become very fashionable for several reasons. Being the creator of your own furniture – that’s modern.

What to Do with Wood Pallets? More than 38 Original Creations! Other Pallet Projects
Barn style sliding door to be made with pallets or reclaimed wood
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