15 Must-try pallet furniture ideas

Seats, tables, beds, you name it; furniture can be made from recycled pallets.

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Traditionally used in shipping and airfreight, smart DIYers have been turning these pallets into furniture for homes, restaurants and offices.

WHY? In addition to looking cool, pallets are cheap and, with a bit of know-how, can be made into almost any furniture substitute.

You can pick up cheap (or free) pallets from gumtree or eBay, or go to a distributor such as Direct Pallets. You'll also need a few power tools, paint or stain, and a bit of creativity. If you don't have the time or it's not something you enjoy doing, then why not get some handyman help from an Airtasker in your neighbourhood?

Here are 15 great ways to add pallet furniture to your home:

1. Pallet Bar

Who wouldn't want a bar set up on their balcony? Pallet furniture can be a fantastic alternative to the traditional expensive bar tables.

2. Wedding Decoration DIY

Pallet furniture for a wedding

Thanks to websites such as Etsy and Pinterest, a lot of brides are adding personalised DIY to their special day. Pallets can be turned into backdrops, signs, bars, seating and decoration.

3. Bookshelf

Pallet bookshelf

Using pallets to make a shelving unit can be a great way to organise books, display ornaments and store dining wear. Make it work in any space with different sizes and paint colours.

Also read: How to build a DIY bookcase

4. Coffee Table

Pallet coffee table

If you're a first-timer, perhaps the easiest project is making a coffee table. You can make it as simple or complicated, as you like, here's a little bit of inspiration.

5. Storage Chest

Make a pallet storage chest as big or small as you need for kids' toys, winter throws or other things you need to tidy away.

6. Kids Furniture

You don't need to spend a lot on kids' furniture which won't be used for long. With some pallets and bright paint, you can make fun furniture or even a cubby-house.

7. Plant Boxes

Pallet plant box

Whether it's a huge pallet vertical garden wall or a simple plant box, this is the perfect DIY project for the gardener in your life.

8. Stairs

This will need an architect to look over and help design, but there's no doubt that it looks amazing.

9. Outdoor Seating

Pallet outdoor seatingMaking cheap outdoor furniture is one of the most popular ways of reusing pallets. You can make your bespoke outdoor furniture to suit your space and dress it up in a variety of colours.

Also read: Which is the best outdoor furniture for you?

10. Wine Rack

Don't hide your wine in a cupboard, put them out on display in a simple and elegant way!

11. TV Unit

This takes wall-mounting to a whole new level by building a TV unit.

12. Chandelier

Reach new heights with a stunning chandelier. You could swap out the candles and replace them with fairy lights for something long-term.

13. Office Furniture

Add a bit of fun to your boring office space with a great break-out room set-up or even give your office guests something to talk about with a funky boardroom table.

14. A Bed

Bed made out of pallet

You'll be having sweet dreams with a pallet furniture bed.

15. Garden Path

Move over tiles and stones, pallets look great in an Asian-inspired garden.

Have you got any more DIY pallet furniture ideas? Start your project with local furniture assembly services and carpenters at Airtasker. 

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