Pallet Furniture Plans That Show Us The Fun Part Of Recycling

As you may or may not know, a wooden pallet is one of the most versatile things ever. Pallet furniture takes an infinity of forms and can refer to just about anything. You can build a pallet table, a pallet planter or even a bed. There are even architects and designers who created entire rooms and installations using repurposed pallets. We’re pretty familiar with this subject so today we decided to show you a bunch of pallet furniture plans which will hopefully inspire you to start your own project involving reclaimed wood.

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A single wooden pallet should be enough to put together a beautiful planter like this one. It will only start to take shape after you’ve built it. In fact, prior to painting the planter, there’s much that makes it stand out. Actually, it doesn’t really look like a planter until you add the soil and the actual plant. Enjoy customizing this planter box in any way you see fit.

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Pallet furniture is excellent for outdoor spaces like the patio. deck or the garden. For example, add a pallet coffee table to the outdoor lounge area to give it more character and to make it look and feel more inviting and comfortable. This particular coffee table also has wheels, a detail which increases its functionality and and overall practicality.

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Another cool piece of furniture you can build for the outdoors is a garden bench. You can build it out of pallet boards and you can give it a lot of character by painting it. We really like this striped design. Each board is painted in a different color and the whole bench looks really charming this way.

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A hanging pallet planter is another cool project you could do for your deck or porch. Using pallet wood for this project is definitely convenient although it’s not exactly a must. Any wood leftovers would work just fine. Paint the planter in a cheerful color that complements the plants it holds or let the wood show its natural beauty.

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Some projects require a whole pallet or even more than one while others can be done with a lot less. A pallet wine rack is one of the economical things you can build right now. You’d probably have some leftover boards so maybe you could use those in a different project. Keep browsing for more inspiration. Also, there are other wall-mounted wine rack designs you can check out as well.

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Some projects are easier than others but it’s safe to say that most of those that involve pallets tend to be simple. A pallet table can be built with minimal effort and intervention to the pallet itself. You would, however, need a saw, a drill and a hammer. In this particular case, the table received hairpin legs, a detail of great importance to the overall design and appearance of this chic piece of furniture.

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It’s also possible to build pallet shelves. The design differs depending on what you plan to use the shelving unit for. Let’s say you want something simple and practical for your craft room, a structure which lets you store and organize things like your wrapping paper rolls or paint cans. You could build a simple pallet storage shelf that’s mostly just a frame.

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For this project a single pallet board is enough. This is a welcome sign decorated with string art. To make something like this you only need a few things: a board, some nails, twine, letter stencils, paint, artificial flowers and stain or some other finish. The nails and twine were used here to create a string art vase but other ideas can be used instead if you prefer something different.

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A few simple modifications can turn a wooden pallet into a charming herb garden holder. The transformation is easy. You have to take out a few boards and add some in other places which shouldn’t take too much time or effort. You can have a pallet herb garden in no time and if you follow this video tutorial you can find out how to use chalkboard paint to give it a cool and practical look.

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Pallets can also be repurposed into furniture pieces that require more than one of them, like this pallet dining table for outdoor spaces. This is not your average everyday DIY project so be sure to check out the plans for it on kleinworthco. The first step is obviously building the frame and once this part is done it all gets easier. The top can be a single large pallet if you can find a suitable kind or several regular ones put side by side.

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Building a chair is in many ways more complicated and difficult than building a table but still, it’s a cool project especially if you’re using pallets. On funkyjunkinteriors you can find some of the most inspiring pallet furniture plans related to this particular idea. These chairs are more like casual outdoor sofas or benches which you can complement with comfy seat cushions, pillows and blankets.

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Two pallets are enough to build a console table which, by the way, can be useful in many different ways. You could put it in the hallway or use as a bar or coffee station in the kitchen-dining area. In any case, have a look at the description offered on nur-noch to find out a bit more about this project and everything it involves.

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Speaking of bars made of pallets, check out this inspiring tutorial that we found on instructables. As usually, the plans are detailed and well-structured. The list of supplies required for this project includes things like four pallets, some wooden boards, screws, bolts,a drill, a saw and a concrete top which you can make from scratch.

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Pallets can also be used to build cute things for kids, like this workbench which is actually not that bad for an adult either. You can adjust the dimensions based on what your plans are for this project. You can’t really tell that this structure is made of reclaimed pallet wood and that’s a really interesting detail. Check out instructables to find out more about this.

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Although it’s true that pallet wood can be used to build basic furniture pieces such as beds, tables and chairs, a lot of the projects that involve reclaimed pallets focus on accessories or accent pieces such as this coffee cup holder featured on onelittlebirdblog. This is a really cute project, one which you can do on a weekend without much effort.

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A dining table is one of the basic furniture pieces that we mentioned earlier. So how can you make one out of old pallets? It’s not the easiest thing you could make but it’s not difficult either. You can find nice plans for such a project on scrapbacker. They tell you everything you need to know about building a pallet dining table that doesn’t look overly simple or too rustic.

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Isn’t this pallet planter/ plant holder gorgeous? The rainbow pallet suits it swell and painting all those boards is pretty fun too. Structurally speaking, you don’t have to alter anything about the pallet. Simply paint it and then decide where you want to hang each planter and install some rings which can hold them. {found on hellocreativefamily}

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In this particular case, it’s not the pallet holder that’s colorful but the planters themselves. If you want to create something similar, you have to recrete both the design of the wooden box and of the tin can planters. It’s all really easy actually. The planters are just painted cans and the holder is made of reclaimed wood from an old pallet. It’s actually the end section of a pallet. {found on pillarboxblue}.

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It seems that plans and old pallets go really well together, as proven by this cute potting bench. If you’d like to add something like this to your own garden, check out the plans offered on apieceofrainbow. This is a project which can be personalized in a lot of different ways so feel free to add your own touch to the design.

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Most pallet furniture has a rustic appearance which comes naturally. It’s all about the wood used in the project. If you want you can preserve its worn finish and appearance or you can cover it up with new stain or paint. The pallet table shown on rp-online is a nice example of simplicity and preserved charm.

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A bed is as beautiful as its headboard. This statement is true in a lot of cases, one of which is presented on catheywithane. This pallet headboard is charming for many reasons, one of which is that set of cute bird silhouettes. The headboard itself is really nice too and you can make it even more special by combining various typed of wood and various finishes from different pallets.

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This is not a pallet bed or a pallet swing. It’s actually both: a swing bed. We found the plans for it on themerrythought. It’s made of two pallets and some extra lumber. It’s basically just a large swing which you can hang with rope from a large tree branch or a patio beam. You can give it a headboard if you want but then you’ll have to adjust its balance.

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A few little adjustments can turn a regular wooden pallet into a fold-up desk. You can witness the transformation on thistlewoodfarms. There’s no need to even take the pallet apart. You will, however, need a piece of plywood and a hinge as well as eye hooks and some cable. It’s an interesting project for small spaces or for anyone who occasionally uses a desk for short periods of time.

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Of course, a full-size desk can also be made out of pallet wood and there’s a great tutorial just for that on thistlewoodfarms. The pallet is the top of the desk and has built-in storage space inside for things like devices, books, papers and various objects. An entire pallet would probably be too big so cut it down it the desired size and fill in the gaps with lumber to get a solid, uniform top.

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If you can get your hands of several pallets, there are some cool things you could make with them, including a whole set of patio furniture. You can find the plans on thesassysparrowblog. Everything you see here can be made out of pallet wood. In the case of the bench sectional this is obvious but the armchairs and the table are not that suggestive.

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Speaking of pallet chairs, there’s one design that you might like and you can find the plans for it on instructables. As you can see, the chair is pretty robust and best-suited for outdoor spaces. It looks really comfortable, especially if you add a seat cushion. To build such a chair, you need to cut a pallet into sections.

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Pallet furniture is very customizable and has great potential. In a way, this means you can put it anywhere you want, including in the bedroom. Here, you could put things like a pallet nightstand or a headboard (which we already covered today). There’s a detailed tutorial for a pallet nightstand on instructables, complete with plans, a list of required supplies and everything.

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This is nothing more than a pair of wooden pallets and the way in which they’re placed makes all the difference. Together, these pallets form a bike rack. The idea is extremely practical and very easy to put in practice. Of course, the rack is not meant to be secure so if that’s what you’re looking for you should find a different solution. {found on instructables}.

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Lounge chairs are best in pairs and that’s why we like this project. The plans featured on instructables show how to build two garden loungers out of a total of four pallets. The pallets should have the same size and shape, preferably rectangular and in addition to these you’ll also need some wood scraps which you can take from another pallet or which can be leftovers from other projects.

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Something that we learned from experience is that no matter how well you plan a kitchen, there’s usually something you want to add to it some time in the future, usually a shelf or some other sort of extra storage. The good news is you can use pallets to make that happen. We found these plans on instructables which show how to build kitchen pallet shelves and we find them really cute.

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Every entryway needs a coat rack but for some reason we don’t always seem to take this piece of furniture very seriously. The best strategy is to not overthink it. Don’t try to complicate the design more than necessary. A lot of times a simple shelf with some hooks on it is all this space needs. You can build that out of pallet wood. You can use these plans as inspiration. {found on instructables}.

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There are also a lot of cute things you can do with pallets and this dog bed is one of them. A single wooden pallet is enough if you have a small-medium sized dog. You can put the bed on casters so you can move it around. The space inside the pallet can be used for storage which is very practical. You can keep toys, leashes and clothes in there. {found on hometalk}.

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Wood (the reclaimed kind in particular) is often used in interior design for its warmth and that can inspire some really cool design ideas for all sorts of spaces, including offices. Check out this awesome office renovation featured on hometalk. The space got these cool new accent walls covered in pallet wood, with the company logo on one side.

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I don’t know about you but I still have problems finding a suitable way to store all the pots and pans in the kitchen. There is however one idea which I haven’t tried yet. It has to do with a ceiling-mounted hanging rack which can take a bunch of forms. It can be a repurposed ladder or, in this case, a pallet. Have a look at the tutorial from agreenpointkitchen to find out all the details.

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One thing that poses problems in offices quite often is the desk. It’s pretty difficult to find a desk that has the dimensions you want, the right shape and that doesn’t cost a fortune. The solution can be simple, if you’re willing to try a DIY approach. We found these plans for a pallet desk on funkyjunkinteriors. We like the farmhouse flair and the pure and authentic charm of the reclaimed wood.

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As you’ve probably seen by now, there are tons of great uses for wooden pallets It’s not just furniture but also things like planters or, in this case, fences. Turning pallets into fences is easy (definitely easier than building the fence from scratch) and if you need some help with the project you can find it on hometalk.

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Some projects hide some cool secrets, like this coffee table for example. One minute it looks like just about table made from old pallets and the next it turns into a cool desk, opening up its top to also reveal some storage space inside. Actually, this coffee table design is a pretty common one and this is just one of the possible versions. {found on instructables}.

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There are two kinds of pallet furniture plans. One type leaves the pallets more or less intact, enough so you can instantly recognize them and the other takes the pallets apart and uses the pieces, leaving no real trace of their provenance. This patio daybed is one of the latter. The pallets that make up its structure are carefully covered with painted boards and the result is very inspiring. We found the project on lovelygreens.

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Let’s also check out a project that’s similar to what we just showed you but features a different design approach. As before, this is a patio daybed but you could also consider a sofa. Its seat and backrest are made of pallets and that’s easy to see. The cushions don’t cover up the whole seat and that leaves room for a sort of built-in side table which can be really practical. {found on jennaburger}.

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If the plan is to build a small sofa (a sort of loveseat or two-seater) then you only need a single pallet for that, assuming that the backrest will be made of extra boards. Actually, you can take out some of the pallet boards and reuse them to make the backrest and even some side panels. There’s an easy tutorial for that on scraphacker.

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Curious what this thing is? It’s a gardening table, of course. Like everything else, it’s made of repurposed pallets. The plans for it can be found on jennaburger and the supplies needed include two pallets, some screws, hinges, C hooks and some chain. You can use rope or cord instead of chain and you can also customize other elements as well.

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This is a project that takes advantage of the pallet’s structure by turning its hollow interior into storage. This is actually done in various different ways and we’ve seen some of them. It is, however, the first time we see pallets turned into a wine bar. These stools that accompany the bar also seem to be made out of reclaimed wood structures, more exactly wine crates. Check out the whole story on thepoorsophisticate.

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Pallets can be combined and used in all sorts of ways to make furniture that’s practical and eye-catching, two characteristics that accurately describe the lounge piece featured on frecklesandfluff. As you can see, the base is wider than the actual seat and this allows it to extend to the sides to form built-in side tables or platforms on which to keep planters and other things.

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Have you ever planted strawberries? They don’t grow just about anywhere or better said they do but they need care to reach their full potential. That being said, some planters are better than others for this and it’s usually easier to build one yourself than to try to find a suitable store-bought version. There’s a tutorial on lovelygreens which you can use for that.

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The bookcase featured on jenwoodhouse is made from a combination of  pallets and crates. Its design is simple and the proportions are really nice too. The crates are used strategically and they fit perfectly in some of the compartments. While some shelves remain open, others have this closed off appearance given by the crates.

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Isn’t it annoying that you your devices take up space on the tables or shelves when you’re charging them? If only there was a way to keep them all organized and in one place…Oh wait, there is! Have a look at the charing station featured on apieceofrainbow and be amazed. This is something that you can put together yourself. All you need is some scrap wood or a pallet which you can take apart.

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Not everything you build has to .particularly practical or functional. Some things are simply decorative, like this pallet box which serves as a sort of ornament. It’s something you can put in the corner of a room to fill the space and to add some color to the decor. The idea comes from kleineworthco.

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Another thing to turn a pallet into is a console table. Basically you can do that with minimal intervention to the pallet. The most important thing is adding the top. You might want to secure the table to the wall somehow given how narrow the base is. Found out more about this project on kleineworthco.

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Welcome a new season with a cute pallet sign. The idea for this comes from ishouldbemoppingthefloor. The plans shared here are for a summer sign but you can adjust the colors and stencil to suit other seasons to. For instance, a winter sign could be painted white or can have snowflakes on it and an autumn sign can be decorated with leaves.

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There’s one more thing that we’d like to show you today. It’s a kitchen shelf for spices, knives and other kitchen tools. Like everything else we showed you so far, it’s made of pallet wood. The transformation from pallet to shelving unit is very simple. First, sand down the pallet and then paint it. After that, install three wooden ledges and a magnetic knife holder plus a bunch of hooks. Find out more on vorstellungvonschoen.