5 Creative Pallet Upcycles

5 Creative Pallet Upcycles

Pallets are super versatile and easy to upcycle. There are lots of awesome DIY pallet furniture projects. Want to make something with a pallet? Get some inspiration as we take a look at 5 of our favourite pallet upcycles.

Pallet Furniture

Private Pallet Cinema

Pallets on pallets! Making this movie room (complete with backboard for your television) is not only easy but a great way to to show off your upcycling skills to friends and family.

What could be cooler than a Private Pallet Cinema?

 

 

Pallet Shelving

Rustic and gorgeous are two words that perfectly describe these shelves. And you’ll be surprised at how simple they are to make.

Get inspired to make your own Pallet Shelving

 

 

 

Pallet Table

Handpainted Pallet Coffee Table

Not only does this pallet make a great coffee table but it has a storage section too! All it takes is a little sanding and some paint to transform your pallet.

Find out more about this Handpainted Pallet Coffee Table

 

 

Pallet Rack

Pallet Plate Rack

The perfect addition to any rustic or ‘natural’ kitchen? This beautiful plate rack. We love it!

Check out this Pallet Plate Rack

 

 

 

Pallet Daybed

Pallet Daybed

What could be cooler than a pallet daybed that you made with your own two hands? Nothing. So if you have a couple of pallets collecting dust, put them to good use!

Find out how to make your own Pallet Daybed

 

 

What’s your favourite pallet upcycle?

7 comments

  1. Anne

    I love the idea of using pallets to make all kinds of useful and helpful things. Problem is I have to get past hubby who thinks working with pallet timber is too difficult i.e. removing nails, wood not hard/sturdy enough. Any ideas?
    Anne

    • judy

      Hi Anne, I completely understand your husband’s reservation. Pallet wood is of lower quality and trickier to work with. The benefits are that you will save money on wood (timber isn’t cheap!) and once finished your pallets will have a gorgeous rustic look. I think if you offered to help with sanding it would go a long way. The unfinished nature of pallets is probably what makes them initially off-putting. Hope that helps!
      Best,
      Judy

      • Oli

        There are two kinds of pallet – pine or hardwood. The hardwood pallets are beautiful wood and very long lasting, totally worth the effort. They might look rough at first, but are amazing underneath.
        I feel that using newer pallets in good condition defeats the point of upcycling. You see so many pictures of ‘upcycled’ new pallets – all these people have done is basically used new materials because they don’t want dirty looking pallets. Then the people who make the pallets have to go out and cut down more trees … :(

  2. Jeff

    Any store that receives items on a pallet is a good source for pallets. Flooring stores for example, almost everything is heavy (like tile) and must be delivered on a pallet. but then is sold by the box or case instead of the whole pallet. Simply look for a retailer with some pallets near the back, or near the dumpster, make sure you ask before you take them. Some have already made arrangements for others to pick up the pallets. Make sure you do NOT get the painted ones.

What do you think?