Repurposing Wood Pallets

One of the hottest looks in today's DIY home interior design is using repurposed wooden pallets to create fun and functional furniture and decorating accessories. Formerly relegated to warehouses and scrap heaps, upcycled wood pallets are disassembled for their lumber or used as-is to construct dining tables, chairs, occasional tables, benches and beds.

With this free or inexpensive lumber source, you can build any number of rustic, shabby-chic or urban industrial furniture and decorating projects. We've gathered a great assortment of plans to get you started with budget-friendly recycling woodworking that's perfect for a beginner.

Wood pallet projects are simple and can be adapted easily. These plans give you tips on selecting pallets, deconstruction recommendations and full instructions on building and finishing these trendy, up-to-date furnishings.


Pallet Mailbox Plan


Pallet Mailbox Plan

You can easily build a unique street-side mailbox with supportive post with little cost and time with these easy to follow instructions.

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Go-Green Project


Go-Green Project

With the use of some simple woodworking tools you can build a compost bin from pallet-wood and wire.

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Swinging Bed Plan


Swinging Bed Plan

A few pallets and some robe are about all that?s required to build this swinging bed for the utmost outdoor comfort.

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Build a Pallet Desk


Build a Pallet Desk

Top the legs and base of an old wooden desk with a desk top made from a pallet that has three open storage areas.

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Headboard Plan


Headboard Plan

You can build an attractive headboard out of pallets that is anchored to the wall securely with 2 pieces of 2 x 4?s.

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Coffee Table Project


Coffee Table Project

This plan is for a handsome coffee table build out of pallet-wood; it can easily be stained or painted to fit your homes d?cor.

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Doggie Bunk Bed


Doggie Bunk Bed

With the use of this simple plan you can easily re-purpose an old wood pallet by turning it into a two-level bed.

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Coat Rack Plan


Coat Rack Plan

Create a handy coat rack with nothing more than a few pieces of pallet wood with metal hooks attached.

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Rustic Coat Rack


Rustic Coat Rack

You can easily build an inexpensive wall-mounted coat rack from an old wooden pallet and a few metal hooks.

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Pallet Ice Chest


Pallet Ice Chest

Make a wooden stand that?s designed to hold a 48 qt. cooler for the perfect addition to a deck or patio.

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Pallet Bench Plan


Pallet Bench Plan

This project will show you how to make a good-looking wooden bench using little money and few supplies.

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Rain Barrel Stand


Rain Barrel Stand

Keep your outdoor area neat and tidy by building a rain barrel stand out of wooden pallets with these simple instructions.

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Adirondack Chairs


Adirondack Chairs

Create outdoor seating that is both attractive and inexpensive using just a few pallets and a little time.

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Pallet Table


Pallet Table

Build this great looking coffee table using a wooden pallet and four industrial wheels plus these easy to follow instructions.

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Unique Table Plan


Unique Table Plan

This wooden table can be achieved using three pallets and a few hand tools; it can be used in a variety of ways.

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Wall Mounted Wine Rack


Wall Mounted Wine Rack

Break down a single pallet and use this plan to build a wine rack for holding glasses, wine bottles and more.

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Pallet Headboard Plan


Pallet Headboard Plan

Apply a broken-down pallet to a piece of plywood to create this attractive headboard for any size bed.

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Another Coffee Table Plan


Another Coffee Table Plan

Here is a simple project on how to build a coffee table out of pallets then paint or stain it for the perfect home addition.

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Re-Purposed Pallet


Re-Purposed Pallet

With the use of scrap wood and an old wooden pallet you can build a handsome coffee table for little or no money.

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Build a Cart


Build a Cart

Build these attractive mobile carts with vintage styling made with stenciling and pallet board.

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One Pallet Chair


One Pallet Chair

It only takes one pallet, a few hand tools and elbow grease to build a single wooden chair or four to build a full set.

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Round Table Plan


Round Table Plan

Draw a circle on a sheet of plywood then attach pallet wood for a good-looking round table with pedestal stand.

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Build a Beer-Crate


Build a Beer-Crate

With little time and money you can build this handy beer crate for storing beer or taking it with you to a party.

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Sliding Barn Door


Sliding Barn Door

Use this plan plus 2 or 3 pallets to build a stylish sliding door that will add to any homes d?cor plus adds space.

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Lap Top Tray


Lap Top Tray

Here is an easy to follow plan on how to build a convenient wooden tray from a wooden pallet.

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Upholstered Ottoman


Upholstered Ottoman

Re-purpose a wooden pallet into a beautiful upholstered ottoman and create a relaxing family room or den.

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Build Pallet-Furniture


Build Pallet-Furniture

Save money by building your own shipping-pallet furniture with the help of this step by step plan.

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Budget Friendly Project


Budget Friendly Project

Here is a project that re-purposes used pallets and a metal shelving to create two unique wood benches with matching table.

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Ottoman Tutorial


Ottoman Tutorial

This plan has eight easy steps with illustrative images to help you build a pillow-top ottoman for under $50.00.

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Cooler Box Plan


Cooler Box Plan

This project uses broken-down pallets to build a standing cooler box with hardware added such as a bottle opener leg support and more.

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Simple Strawberry Planter


Simple Strawberry Planter

Use this plan and start growing sweet strawberries in a box-planter made out of wooden pallets, rich soil and strawberries.

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Display Shelving


Display Shelving

Here is a fun project for creating rustic wall-mounted shelving from a pallet and a few wood screws.

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Build a Potting Bench


Build a Potting Bench

Create a potting bench with an upper shelf, spacious work area plus storage below all from 2 wooden-pallets.

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Wooden Bird Feeder


Wooden Bird Feeder

Add to your lawn and/or garden by building this spacious bird feeder with protective pitched roof.

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Planter Box Plan


Planter Box Plan

Turn an old wooden pallet into this cottage-chic style planter box that can be displayed indoors or out.

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Dynamite End Table


Dynamite End Table

This plan turns a pallet into an end table that looks like a dynamite crate with the words ?ACME DYNAMITE? applied to the side.

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The Man Crate


The Man Crate

Build a wooden crate that has a masculine appeal from a used pallet and some stencil for adding some cool manly details.

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Corner Bench Plan


Corner Bench Plan

Re-purpose eight pallets and an old wooden door into a great looking corner bench with back rest.

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My Puppy?s Bed


My Puppy?s Bed

This plan turns pine wood into the look of pallet wood then builds this sweet and comfy pet bed.

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The Pallet Door


The Pallet Door

Build these handsome wooden doors with old world hinges and locks for an added addition to an outdoor kitchen or where ever the need.

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Dining Table


Dining Table

To make this dining table you want a large pallet intact then sanded and varnished, add 4 legs and you?re done.

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Sliding Doors


Sliding Doors

Disassembled pallets can be made into attractive sliding doors that are then stained or painted to suit your taste.

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Firewood Storage Plan


Firewood Storage Plan

Keep firewood dry and altogether inside a storage area made from pallets and some plywood.

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Little Pallet Sofa


Little Pallet Sofa

With a little time and money you can build this sweet little sofa with storage for a lovely addition to your home.

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Wall Clock Plan


Wall Clock Plan

Build a handsome wall clock in a desired size out of a wooden pallet with a few added features.

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Headboard Tutorial


Headboard Tutorial

Take apart an old pallet and follow the instructions to build a rustic looking headboard with a painted-on design.

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