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Sunday, 13 August 2017

12 DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Fun Pallet Projects You'll Love to Make and Use

Free for the taking and bursting with raw style, pallet wood has quickly become a favorite building material for savvy do-it-yourselfers. Pallet board is unique and there is rarely a need to distress this wood since most of it gains a natural, rich patina from being exposed to the elements.

Pallet Herb Garden Wall

Pallet Herb Garden Wall

Without a doubt, you will absolutely relish making these DIY wood pallet projects. They are a fun and economical way to create a lively home and garden with a style that straddles edgy and traditional–truly a modern rustic look. Accessible to anyone with the motivation to source street-side pallet materials, most projects require simple tools you may already have on hand.

You'll break Instagram the minute you post this utterly charming pallet herb garden wall. Artist Zina and her husband mounted a full pallet on the backyard side of their house. Plastic potting trays fit neatly between the slots. The finishing touch: herb names painted on the garden in fancy script.

Pallet Herb Garden from Messy Art

Wood Pallet Entryway Ceiling

Entryway Pallet Ceiling

Self-described "interior design fanatic" Jessie at the home lifestyle blog Cape 27 spent next to nothing on a wood pallet living room wall, which left her extra materials. What to do? She continued the rustic look by tacking up the pallet boards to her exterior porch ceiling. This oh-so-simple project was as easy as taking down the light, power nailing a perimeter and field boards, then replacing the light.

Exterior Entryway Pallet Ceiling from Cape 27 Blog


Wood Pallet Outdoor Table With Succulent Garden

Pallet Outdoor Table

Do you have an old, disused table? You'll have this upcycled pallet project done in a snap. Face-nail or screw pallet boards to the top of the table, clear coat them, and you're done. For a delightful extra touch, omit a center pallet board and replace with a low, 2-inch high potting tray and fill with succulents.

Outdoor Table from Morning Chores

Wood Pallet Bed Headboard

Pallet Bed Headboard


Satisfy your inner rustic-chic soul with this inventive pallet bed headboard. Source two pallets, thoroughly pressure wash them, and let dry for several days before attaching to your bed frame. You can clear coat them with satin polyurethane or leave the wood unfinished for a mixture of the primitive and the sophisticated.

Pallet Headboard from Stylizimo


Wood Pallet Radiator Cover

Pallet Radiator Cover

Radiators rank high on the list of unsightly home fixtures that cannot be removed. One way to hide your radiator is with possibly the least expensive radiator cover ever: a wood pallet. Simply knock off one side of boards with a hammer or pry bar. After cleaning it, you can place it in front of your radiator for instant coverage.

Pallet Radiator Cover from Lantliv

Wood Pallet Kitchen Backsplash

Shipping Pallet Backsplash

Want a real conversation piece in your kitchen? This DIY wood pallet backsplash fits the bill. Entrepreneur and antique dealer Dana, of the design blog Circa Dee, wanted to spiff up her dated galley kitchen. A few pallets later, she had an inventive backsplash that got friends and family talking. She cut the boards into 18-inch sections and left the wood raw for maximum weathered effect.

Pallet Backsplash from Circa Dee

Wood Pallet Bookshelf

Wood Pallet Bookshelf
The House of Wood
Give your treasured books a new home with this quick and easy bookshelf made from free wood pallet boards. Mom, musician, and military wife Jen Woodhouse banged together this utterly charming bookcase in no time at all with four pallets and some extra pallet parts. You'll have a blast doing the same with the help of Jen's detailed instructions.

Wood Pallet Bookshelf from The House of Wood

Wood Pallet Living Room Sectional


Wood Pallet Sectional
Ease back in this sectional sofa with a glass of wine, in the secure knowledge that you paid far less for this than if you had bought it at a furniture store. That's because a double layer of free wood pallets form the base, with your only expense being the tatami mats and pillows on top. Score!

Wood Pallet Sectional from Homedit

Wood Pallet Bed Frame

Wood Pallet Bed Frame
Wonder Forest
They held up hundreds of pounds of tires, surely than can hold up a bed? Those were the thoughts of Dana Fox when she sourced free wood pallets at her local tire store. After removing a few pallet boards and screwing the remainder together at the center braces, she had a bed frame that was ready for her full-sized mattress.

Wood Pallet Bed Frame from Wonder Forest

Wood Pallet Compost Bin

Wood Pallet Compost Bin
The Real Farmhouse
The compost bin that makes itself? Almost. Perfectly sized, wood pallets are practically made for compost bins. Compost bins always need a generous number of long slots to aerate the organic matter, so pallets form the perfect four walls of the bin. Besides the pallets, the only other material used: zip-ties. This is easy, fast, and you don't even need a farm to begin composting your kitchen matter.

Wood Pallet Compost Bin from The Real Farmhouse

Wood Pallet Potting Bench

Wood Pallet Potting Bench
A Piece of Rainbow
Two wood pallets and one coat of robin's egg blue paint were all that was needed to make this lovely garden potting bench. Home and garden designer Ananda, over at A Piece of Rainbow, spent just one afternoon making this beautiful and functional potting bench for her garden.

Wood Pallet Potting Bench from A Piece of Rainbow

Wood Pallet Outside Chair


Wood Pallet Outside Chair
Funky Junk Interiors

Virtually bursting with personality, this wood pallet exterior chair is a fantastically unique twist on outdoor furniture. Donna, at Funky Junk Interiors, calls this "the easiest build in the world." And yes, those are real coffee bean sacks as upholstery on top of 5-inch rubber foam mattress material which Donna ordered cut to size.

Wood Pallet Outside Chair from Funky Junk Interiors

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