Seats, tables, beds, you name it; can be made from recycled pallets. Traditionally used in shipping and airfreight, smart DIYers have been turning these pallets into furniture for homes, restaurants and offices.
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WHY? In addition to looking cool, pallets are cheap and with a bit of know-how can be made as almost any furniture substitute.
You can pick up cheap (or free) pallets from gumtree, 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 a 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? Here are some fantastic alternatives to the traditional expensive bar tables.
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2. Wedding Decoration DIY
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, here are a couple of examples.
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Using pallets to make a shelving unit can be great way to organise books, display ornaments and store dining wear. Make it work in any space with different sizes and paint colours.
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4. 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.
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5. Storage Chest
Make a pallet storage chest as big or small as you need for kids toy, winter throws or other things you need to tidy away.
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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
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.
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This will need an architect to look over and help design, but there’s no doubt that it looks amazing.
9. Outdoor Seating
Making cheap outdoor furniture is one of the most popular ways of reusing pallets. You can make your bespoke outdoor furniture to suite your space and dress it up in a variety of colours.
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10. Wine Rack
Don’t hide your wine in a cupboard, put them out on display in a simple and elegant way!
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11. TV Unit
This takes wall-mounting to a whole new level by building a TV unit.
Reach new heights with a stunning chandelier. You could swap out the candles and replace 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
You’ll be having sweet dreams in one of these beds.
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15. Garden Path
Move over tiles and stones, pallets look great in an Asian inspired garden.
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Have you got any more DIY pallet furniture ideas? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear them!