Since I finished my simple log store and fell in love with free pallet wood as a construction material, I have been looking for more pallet projects. I have been scouring the web to see what I could do next and have been astounded by the talented folks out there who are turning unwanted pallets into all sorts of beautiful objects. Here are my to ten inspirational ideas for things to do with Pallets.
1) A simple wooden ‘toy’.
I love the simplicity of this video. I want one of these and I want one now! Gimmie!.
2) Pallet work bench.
I’m not a fan of the music choices, but Greg’s video does explain step by step how to build a really solid workbench for the shed. A bench is probably the most useful bit of kit a woodworker has and so making one a a pallet project is pretty much the perfect combination.
3) Build a traditional wooden fence from pallets
Graeme uses some great lateral thinking to build a picket post fence before taking the pallet apart. Certainly a unique approach.
4) A rustic bench
This is one I will try out very soon myself. It would look great on the deck and save me a few bob. However I will probably double up the legs to double thickness.
5) A herringbone pattern table
BeachBum (aw, bless him) shows us how to lay out pallet boards to create a herringbone patterned table. Watching this was a lightbulb moment for me as I realised that I hadn’t even begun to really consider just how much can be achieved with free pallet wood.
6) make a chair from pallets
You can make a great garden chair from pallet wood. I know, because I made one myself. Really easy and really comfortable.
7) Pallet Wine Rack
Joe deserves to be knighted for this brilliant video. A wine rack is an essential household appliance ( no it is) so why not make one from pallets. I’m with Joe all the way on this one.
8) Strawberry Planter
This vid is a simple one but actually a tried and tested formula. A simple rustic wooden planter really does help you grow bigger strawberries with fewer slugs.
9) Pallet Headboard
The first 30 seconds of this vid by this annoyingly handsome chap has him showing off a brilliant looking pallet picture frame.so, there’s one option, but carry on watching and check out the headboard. It looks great.
10) Herringbone Pattern Table
Last but by no means least, Abby shows us how to use the aged, rustic wood from pallets as the base for antique effect signage. Lovely creative inspirational stuff.
Bonus bit. I found this really useful guide to choosing palettes and thought you might like it.