Wood pallets are free for the taking and most companies that import, export or ship have tons of pallets. Pallet wood is becoming a popular love for DIY’ers because it’s rustic, cheap (possibly free) and great for numerous projects.
Wood Pallet Projects
Truth be told you can build just about anything with a wood pallet. I have seen wood pallet bookcases, wood pallet beds, wood pallet art, DIY garden planters and so much more. Below you will find 21 amazing wood pallet projects you can start today even if your a DIY beginner.
Where To Find Wood Pallets
Wood pallets are super easy to find if you know where do look. Companies that do a lot of importing or exporting will have tons of pallets. Big box stores bring in truck loads of supplies on pallets.
You just need to know where to look. Free pallets can normally be found by a shipping bay at any company. Or listed online for free pick up. Make sure to ask before you take to ensure the business is still not using the pallets
What Can I Make Out Of A Wood Pallet?
You can make just about anything with a pallet. From a rustic kitchen island to a patio floor. Pallet furniture is super cheap to make and looks great.
Pallet garden projects are quite popular as the cost of wood rises. As is DIY pallet home decor projects.
How Can I Get Free Wood Pallets?
If you are looking to score a large number of pallets for a DIY pallet project check your local freecycle or Craigslist for pallet listings. Or simply ask around.
Large companies will store unused pallets near their loading docks. You simply need to ask before you take. Some businesses will place unused pallets out for the public with a free sign on them.
Easy Pallet Projects
Super easy pallet projects include a vertical wood pallet garden, or a pallet compost bin or wood pallet fence. A wood pallet bed frame or patio furniture can be created in an afternoon.
Wooden Pallet Ideas For The Garden
If you are short on space but still want to garden going vertical is the way to go and wood pallets can help you achieve this. I love the DIY vertical pallet gardens from Rebecca’s Bird Garden she covers all the how to’s step by step. This is a great project for the beginner gardener and a beginner DIY’er.
Easy Pallet Projects For Beginners
Pallets come with pre-built frames so they are great for DIY projects and here are some super easy, super cute but functional pallet projects for beginners.
Fold-up Pallet Desk – Thistlewood Farms
Pallet Fence – Home Talk
Rustic Pallet Wall – East Coast Creative
I love how simple and easy these projects are. The fold-up desk is a perfect space saver and great addition to any child’s room. If you need a fence but cedar fencing is too costly opt for a pallet fence you can do on the cheap. And I love the fixer upper inspired pallet wall.
Wood Pallet Ideas
From pallet planters to DIY wood pallet furniture you are only limited by your imagination and supplies.
Small Wood Pallet Projects
If you are just starting out or your a DIY beginner a small wood pallet project like this DIY wood pallet bee house or bee garden might be a great project. It’s super cute. And super easy, plus your garden will love you.
21 DIY Wood Pallet Projects:
Wood Pallet DIY Headboard – Stylizimo (I love this rustic headboard)
Rustic DIY Pallet Backsplash – Circa Dee
Easy DIY Pallet Clock – Home Talk
Pallet Bench – Instructables
DIY Wood Pallet Compost Bin – The Real Farmhouse
Pallet Kitchen Garbage – 1001 Pallets
Wood Pallet Reading Nook – Kojo Designs
DIY Pallet Coffee Table – The Merry Thought
DIY Pallet Kitchen Island – Home Talk
Wood Pallet Bar – Infarrantly Creative
Mini Pallet Coasters – Remove and Replace
Reclaimed Pallet Coat Rack – Fave Things
DIY Wood Pallet Fireplace – Addison Meadows
Pallet Bookshelves – Me and Madeline
Pallet Farmhouse Table – Home Talk
DIY Pallet Dart Board – 1001 Pallets
DIY Pallet Fire Pit – 99 Pallets
Kids Pallet Workbench – Instructables
DIY Pallet Sliding Barn Door – Lehman Lane
Wood Pallet Signs – Thinking Closet
DIY Dominoes – All Free Holiday Crafts
Is Pallet Wood Safe?
Pallet wood is safe for outdoor use. If you are upcycling pallet wood for use on an indoor project make sure it comes from a reputable source and it wasn’t used to transport chemicals. Pallets marked with MB are pallets you want to steer clear of as they contain harmful chemicals. Pallets market HT are safe to use.