Wood pallets were once used exclusively for shipping goods around, but they’ve quickly become a favorite among those who enjoy upcycling. They can be used to make just about anything, from swimming pools to tiny homes. The best part? They are incredibly cheap compared to traditional building materials. You can find used wood pallets on eBay for as little as $2 per pallet or go to your local junkyard to get them for free!
Once you get your hands on some, you’ll quickly discover that they are even more useful than you may have initially thought. If you already have a pile of wooden pallets laying around, and you’re trying to figure out what to do with them, then go ahead and try the following ideas.
1. Shoe Rack
Stack smaller wooden pallets on top of each other to create a simple shoe rack. You can always use larger pieces to hold more shoes.
2. Dining Table
Looking for an elegant dining room table? All you need to do is gather all the pieces of wood from your pallet and rearrange them into a flat surface. You can also add a layer of clear varnish to give the table a polished look.
3. Headboards For Your Bed
Believe it or not, wood pallets also make great headboards. They’re perfect for anyone who wants to add some extra personality to their bedroom.
4. Mirrored Nightstand
This unique side table was made out of wood pallets and accented with an antique mirror.
5. Cozy Living Room Couch
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a new living room couch, you could always opt for wood pallets instead. Just choose some comfy pillows to place over them and you’ll be good to go.
6. Unique Picture Frame
Wood pallets also make great photo displays when paired with clothespins.
7. Living Room Coffee Table
You can give your coffee table a nice rustic look by using a wooden pallet as the frame. Placing the pallet bottom side up allows you add a glass top to the table, which is a nice touch.
8. Garage Organizer
To keep your garage organized, take a single wooden pallet and nail it to your wall. You’ll be able to place all sorts of tools in there once it’s securely attached.
9. Backyard Deck
Add some elegance to your backyard by building a deck made out of wooden pallets. Your neighbors will envy you.
10. Garden Beds
If you’re planning on doing some gardening, why not use some wooden pallets as garden beds? They’re cheap and very useful.
11. Backyard Kitchen
Your barbeques will never be the same once you discover the versatility of wood pallets.
To add more fun to your backyard, try out this cool handmade minibar.
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