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15 Ideas With Pallet Furniture

By Katie

Updated: April 15th, 2020

Seats, tables, beds, you name it; can be made from recycled pallets. Traditionally used in shipping and airfreight, smart DIYers "15 Ideas With Pallet Furniture"

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.

Wedding decoration
Source: Brazos Valley Bride

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3. Bookshelf

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.

Source: Pallet Furniture Ideas

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.

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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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8. Stairs

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

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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!

Source: Homes Kid

11. TV Unit

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

Source: Wookmark

12. Chandelier

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

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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.


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14. A Bed

You’ll be having sweet dreams in one of these beds.

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Source: Wooden Pallet Furniture

15. Garden Path

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

Source: Mariners View Apartments

Have you got any more DIY pallet furniture ideas? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear them!



I've loved interior design for as long as I can remember and I'm currently about to renovate my first home. So as well as being the Content Lead at Airtasker, I'm also on the lookout for the latest design trends, backyard ideas and anything to do around the home. I'm also trying to use low-tox cleaning methods and work towards being more plastic-free!

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  1. Sally

    Hello – are there any artists in Adelaide who work in this way..creating ‘new’ out of recycled pallets? My enquiry is in relation to a community based art exhibition which is seeking to highlight artworks being created with a ‘recycle, upcycle, repurpose from found objects’ theme. Thankyou, Sally

  2. Kim Sofo

    Hi Sally

    Try contacting the people from That Dapper Market. They used pallets extensively at one their markets a couple of years ago. Also talk to the people at Market Shed on Holland they use some pallets as well.

  3. Pauline

    Just loved the original and inspiring ideas from. Using pallets… Brilliant

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