I love pallet wood projects! I also love shopping at my local hardware store for supplies. So why not combine the two and build my own pallet projects?
And what's even better is that you can make your own pallets to save money on expensive wood or even get free wood from your local pallet company. I have collected 25 of my favorite DIY pallet projects and I think you'll be impressed with the results!
1. DIY Pallet Table Workbench
Do you have some leftover pallets around your garage? Why don't you take them out and make a beautiful pallet table out of them?
Here are the materials and tools you will need to transform the pallets into a beautiful table; Wood glue, vice-grip, hammer, brackets, miter saw tape measure, circular saw, straight edge, pencil, wood clamp, casters, screws, planer, and sandpaper.
2. DIY Pallet Shed
Do you know you can build a storage space from pallets of wood? This is what this guide is all about. In this guide, you will learn how to make a storage space from scratch, the materials and tools, and also basic instructions and tips on the construction.
3. DIY Cornhole Pallets
Pallets are a very flexible kind of wood, they can be made into almost anything you want them to be. Asides from that, everything you make out of pallets is very inexpensive and simple but they are always beautiful. Let's look at this beautiful cornhole made out of pallets;
First, gather the materials and tools including pallets themselves. Measure, cut, and assemble the pallets. Then, smoothen the surface and you're good to go.
After that, create a small jig which you will use to make the hole.
4. DIY Pallet Cabinet
This pallet cabinet has 5 parts; the base, the 2 sides, the door, the divider, and the shelves. You can start by building the base, the sides, and others. After all the parts are ready, assemble them with screws and stain the cabinet.
5. DIY LED Pallet Lamp
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use pallets to make different kinds of things. The first one explained by the instructor is an LED desk lamp. To make this you need LED light, some pallets (including maple wood), a speed square, grit sandpaper, and wood glue. Watch the video to learn more about the amazing project.
6. DIY Pallet Table
The first step you need to take while making this big pallet table is to get some pallet boards. Disassemble the boards and take out the pieces of wood. With the pieces, assemble a tabletop. For the legs, attach two pieces with glue and screw them on as legs.
7. How To Build A Modern Pallet Sofa Bed
To make this pallet sofa bed, the instructor uses certain tools to disassemble one pallet halfway. After disassembly, he placed another pallet on the half-done pallet and stained both. Then, he placed 4 small square pieces at each corner /edge of the palettes where the cushion will rest on.
8. DIY Pallet Wood Nightstand
The pallet has a way of teaching you some basic woodworking techniques. In this video, the strategy the instructor used to disassemble the pallets is super amazing. She used a circular saw to cut through the sides/edges of the pallet, then used a jigsaw to pull out the centerboards. This is amazing.
9. DIY Pallet Headboard
This is a very simple project! Make a headboard from pallets. You don't need too many steps, tools, or materials. All you need to do is to remove all the backboards of the pallets leaving the front and the middle braces. That's all you need, stain the pallet board and attach it to your bed. You can choose to paint it or not.
10. DIY Pallet Bookshelf
This reclaimed bookshelf is made out of bundles of reclaimed pallet parts, boards, large crates, extra-large crates, pocket hole screws, brad nails, wood screws, tape measure, speed square, drill, circular saw, countersunk drill bits, and hammer.
11. DIY Wood Pallet Bed Frame
To fix up this pallet bed frame, you need actual measurements of the bed. Therefore to achieve an accurate measurement, you can cut the pallets into halves along the second braces. After cutting the pallets into halves, fix them side by side and re-measure, making sure it is up to the actual measurement of the bed frame.
12. DIY Wood Pallet Compost Bin
You need 10 minutes to complete this DIY project on a compost bin. All you need include 4 pallet boards and heavy-duty zip ties.
Fix two of the pallets together at a 90-degree angle with zip ties. Attach the pallets in such a way that you will be able to open them. Click the link below to learn more about the project.
13. DIY Pallet Goat Shelter
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a goat shelter from scratch with pallets and steel mesh. The instructor started by choosing a very wide area where the goats can be separated from each other. After that, she encloses the area with steel mesh and starts to assemble the pallet in between.
14. How To Make A Pallet Bench
Do you want to know how to make a bench with pallets? If yes, you should be here watching this video. The instructor used several pallets, and during the process, he did not disassemble any of the pallets. What he did was cut some into halves and remove 1 or 2 braces from some.
15. DIY Double Chair From Pallet Wood
Are you looking for ideas on how to spray paint your DIY pallet chair? The method used by the instructor in this video tutorial on how to build a double chair out of pallet wood should help you. The method is very simple, you need to flame polish the chair all over first, after that you will spray a thin layer of stain on it.
16. How To Make A Pallet Wall
To make this colorful pallet wall, the instructor marks each of the thin pieces of pallet with the color that will go on them. After painting each of the pieces, he glued them in a puzzle piece manner on a plywood sheet. Around the edges of the plywood, he installed a line of LED light all around it.
17. DIY Pallet Bench
The materials and tools needed for this DIY pallet bench include 1 EUR pallet, screws, hand saw, impact driver, crowbar, and sander. The process of turning these few materials and tools into a bench is very simple.
18. DIY Pallet Accent Wall
The first thing you need to do is to find as many pallets as you can find. Disassemble them and remove all the nails from them leaving only the pieces of pallet boards. After that, square the boards and cut them into smaller sizes. Check the steps in the link below.
19. DIY Pallet Hammock Stand
To make this pallet hammock stand you need some 47 inches pallet planks, 39 inches Pallet planks, 20 inches Pallet planks, m10, m8 nut and bolts, screws, and corner brackets. Click the link below to learn more about the instruction.
20. DIY Pallet Vanity With Shelves
Get some old pallet and cut it into 5 or 6 equal pieces, Sand the pieces and assemble them with screws and glue. Then, place a round mirror on it and secure it with a mirror clip.
21. How To Build A Pallet Shoe Rack
All the tools you need for this pallet shoe rack include hand saw, drill, drill bit set, electric sander, chop saw, set square, wood clamps, tape measure, screws, and glue. The only materials necessary for the project are pallet boards.
22. Pallet Bedroom Wall Build
Before installing the pallet wood, you can start by painting the accent wall black. This is because when you install the pallet wood, the crease in between the wood won't appear in any other color than black. The pattern in which the instructor installed the pallet woods is in puzzle pieces.
23. DIY Pallet Table
To make this, find two similar pallets and remove the bottom boards from each of the pallets. Join the two boards together and then go-ahead to cut the 30 inches legs. Assemble the boards and attach the legs.
24. How To Make DIY Pallet Planters
What is your idea of a flower planter? Here is another great idea that is very simple and cheap. All you need to do is to get some pallets and remove some of the braces. Sand the boards and paint them in your desired color. Place your flower pot on the remaining braces and you're good to go.
25. DIY Pallet Coffee Machine
This is the perfect definition of repurposing. This coffee machine was made from a few pieces of pallet boards. Though it looks complicated from the picture, it is a very simple project. Check the link below for detailed instructions on how to build it.
Whether you want to create furniture, arts & crafts, or just want to repurpose your pallets so they don’t go to waste. We’ve got you covered! These clever and creative DIY pallet projects are perfect for any home. Thanks for stopping by!