35 Awesome Pallet Projects

Whether it’s because they’re an affordable option or they provide a rustic feel, pallets have become increasingly popular as a source of material for DIY projects. They can be adapted in the most simple or complicated ways, making them a great option for DIY newbies and veterans alike.

pallet garden with flowers
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With pallet chairs to pallet wall art and everything in between, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best pallet projects. These are all free plans that are entirely DIY, so get out your grubby clothes, hammers, and gloves, and get ready for your future plans for the weekend.

Check out these different pallet projects to get you started:

Pallet Furniture

Pallet Coffee Table

Pallet Coffee Table

Make this pallet project the centerpiece of your living room! With a trendy chevron pattern with mixed wood, it will easily become a talking point at your next game night.

Estimated Time: 1/2 a day

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Circular saw, table saw, miter box, and dremel (optional)

Find it at The Merry Thought

Pallet Headboard

Headboards have a way of bringing a bedroom together. Instead of buying something new and expensive, consider this upcycled option! And best of all, it’s an affordable weekend project.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Staple gun

Find it at The Idea Room

Pallet Couch

Pallet Couch

For a simple outdoor couch, check out this pallet project. Not only is this an affordable option for patio furniture, but it’s incredibly customizable. Just add a cushion to make the couch yours!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: $5 — cushions were a bit pricier

Special Tools Required: Compound miter saw

Find it at Jenna Burger Design

Pallet Bench

Pallet Bench

Another option for outdoor seating, this pallet bench is completed in only five steps!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Circular saw

Find it at RK Black

Wide Pallet Bench

wide pallet bench

Outdoor seating is important, okay! This bench is a little more intricate than the prior project, but it has a more finished look.

Estimated Time: An afternoon to build and an afternoon to stain

Estimated Price:  About $120

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at Remodelaholic

Pallet Patio Furniture

Pallet Patio Furniture

Now, if you have a big, happy family, you’ll need a little more seating than just one bench or couch. I present to you, the perfect outdoor patio set! Made of 15 pallets and formed into an L shape, this couch will easily become your favorite outdoor gathering place.

Estimated Time: 6 hours

Estimated Price: About $40

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at The Sassy Sparrow

Pallet Love Seat

Pallet Love Seat

Grab your loved one because this pallet loveseat is the perfect spot for some outdoor relaxing. Look for pallets with unique printed words, images, and textures for a rustic look.

Estimated Time: A couple of hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet Chair

Pallet Chair

Are individual chairs more your style for the patio? Check out this project for just that! Best part? It’s completed in only six easy steps!

Estimated Time: An afternoon

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Saw

Find it at Instructables

Adirondack Pallet Chair

Adirondack Pallet Chair

Now, you know how much we love Adirondack chairs, right? Well, if you’re ambitious and love them just as much as we do, check out this project! It’s a bit more difficult than the pallet chair project above, but it’s well worth the work!

Estimated Time: A few days

Estimated Price:  About $120

Special Tools Required: Hand saw, drill

Find it at Home Stratosphere

Pallet TV Stand

pallet tv coffee stand

For an awesome, rustic look for your living room, check out this pallet TV stand project! Again, look out for pallets that have unique details for a worn-in look. We love how this TV stand is finished off with a glass top to show off family heirlooms!

Estimated Time: An afternoon

Estimated Price: n/a — cost of the glass

Special Tools Required: Circular saw

Find it at Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet Table

pallet table

 

This is the perfect upcycled table for any greenhouse, breakfast nook, or mudroom. Contrasted colored legs bring a gorgeous pop of color to the pallet top.

Estimated Time: An afternoon

Estimated Price:  n/a

Special Tools Required: Mitre saw, jigsaw

Find it at Lovely Greens

Pallet Desk

Pallet Desk

You know that you love the look of weathered, upcycled wood. Add it to your home office with this pallet desk project.

Estimated Time: An afternoon to build and an afternoon to stain

Estimated Price:  n/a

Special Tools Required: Circular Saw, planer (optional)

Find it at Fringe Focus

Pallet Bookshelf

Pallet Bookshelf

Everyone can use a little more space in their living room, bathroom, or bedroom. Add that much-needed storage to your home with this pallet and crate bookshelf! Customize it to include as many crate drawers as you need.

Estimated Time: An afternoon to build and an afternoon to stain

Estimated Price:  n/a

Special Tools Required: Circular Saw, drill

Find it at The House Of Wood

Pallet Bed

Pallet Bed

Don’t let that mattress lay on the ground any longer! This simple pallet bed project will help bring your bedroom together in just a few hours! Leave some extra space on the side to make room for all those books and houseplants that you love so much.

Estimated Time: An hour

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at A Pair & A Spare

Home Interior Pallet Projects

Pallet Wall

pallet wall

An accent wall can change the entire look of a room. Pallet wood can create a sustainable accent wall option.

Estimated Time: A day

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Nail gun, calker

Find it at addicted to diy

Pallet Shoe Rack

pallet shoe rack

Nothing creates more of an unorganized pile than a giant shoe collection. Not only will this project help to organize your home, it can also be a gorgeous home decor addition.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price:  n/a

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at NDW Design

Pallet Wine Rack

pallet wine rack

Get that wine collection off the counter and out of the way with this wine rack. If wine isn’t your thing, this project will also work great for mail, paperwork, or books!

Estimated Time: Less than 15 minutes

Estimated Price:  About $20

Special Tools Required: Jigsaw, nail gun

Find it at Our Home Made Easy

Pallet Shelves

Pallet Shelves

For a larger, shelf-version of the above project, check out this option! Build as many or a little as you need based on your storage needs.

Estimated Time: An hour

Estimated Price:  n/a

Special Tools Required: Drill

Find it at Practically Functional

Pallet Kitchen Island

Pallet Kitchen Island

Need a little more food-prep or storage space? This pallet kitchen island is not only functional but affordable at under $50 to build.

Estimated Time: A weekend

Estimated Price: Less than $50

Special Tools Required: Drill, table saw

Find it at Noting Grace

Pallet Wall Art

Pallet Sign

pallet sign

Consider this project more of a guideline than a strict how-to. Add whatever quote suits your home and family!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: rubber mallet

Find it at DIY Projects

Colored Pumpkin Pallet Wall Art

Colored Pumpkin Pallet Wall Art

Who doesn’t love adding decorations in the fall? Add this upcycled, color-blocked pumpkin wall art to your collection.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at Beyond the Picket Fence

American Flag Pallet Wall Art

 

Whether it’s just for 4th of July or all year round, this American flag pallet wall art will certainly bring some patriotic vibes to any space it resides in.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: Less than $50

Special Tools Required: Jigsaw

Find it at Crafty Morning

Pallet Clock

Pallet Clock

Whether you want to create a fully-functional clock or just use it for decorative purposes, this upcycled wood clock will bring a rustic feel to any living room.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Cable spool pallet

Find it at Liz Marie

Pallet Welcome Sign

For a simple, rustic welcome sign, check out this easy-to-approach DIY.

Estimated Time: An hour

Estimated Price: Less than $20

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at House By Hoff

Pallet And Twine Sign

Pallet And Twine Sign

Nothing says rustic, country-style decor like pallets and twine. This sign is super cute and decorative and will offer a warm, loving welcome to whatever room it occupies.

Estimated Time: An hour

Estimated Price: Less than $20

Special Tools Required: Drill, hot glue gun

Find it at Funky Junk Interiors

Kitchen Pallet Sign

Nothing says home like this sign!

Estimated Time: An hour

Estimated Price: Less than $20

Special Tools Required: Cordless Drill, Stencils

Find it at Simply Designing

Backyard Pallet Projects

Pallet Deck

Pallet Deck

When you have a lot of lawn but not a lot of gathering space, it’s time for a deck. Consider building one out of upcycled pallets with this project!

Estimated Time: A weekend

Estimated Price: Less than $100

Special Tools Required: n/a

Find it at Instructables

Pallet Dog House

pallet dog house

If you’re not one for an over-the-top, designer dog house, check out this upcycled pallet wood option. Chances are it will rival the fancy, expensive options!

Estimated Time: A day

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Nail gun, jigsaw

Find it at The Saw Guy

Pallet Swing

 

pallet swing

Nothing says summer relaxation like a porch swing. Just add some cushions and blankets to this pallet swing, and you’ll be outside all night long.

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Circular saw

Find it at homedit

Pallet Compost Bin

Pallet Compost Bin

Why buy a new, fancy compost bin when you’re just going to put it in the backyard anyway? Check out these plans that take advantage of recycled materials!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Drill

Find it at GrowVeg

Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden

Are you looking for an organized, no-nonsense garden? Add some of these pallet gardens for the best garden beds in the neighborhood!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Staple Gun

Find it at Busy Creating Memories

Pallet Shed

Pallet Shed

While the sheds outside of your local home and garden store may look pretty, they can come at an expensive cost. Save money and upcycle used materials with this pallet shed project!

Estimated Time: A weekend

Estimated Price: About $250

Special Tools Required: Cordless drill, oscillating tool

Find it at Instructables by Mike & Tabitha Moffat

Pallet Fence

pallet fence

Perfect for the homestead or suburban backyard, this pallet fence will do a great job of keeping animals out or in!

Estimated Time: A day — depends on the length of the fence

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Drill

Find it at Realeyes Homestead

Pallet Planter

Pallet Planter

Who doesn’t need more planting space?! Add as much or as little variety of plants as you want, just remember to make it yours!

Estimated Time: A few hours

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Hammer

Find it at The Micro Gardener

Pallet Cooler

Pallet Cooler

Alright, this may be the coolest (literally) project on our list! Turn an ugly, old cooler into a functional piece of backyard furniture with this project!

Estimated Time: A weekend

Estimated Price: n/a

Special Tools Required: Nail gun

Find it at Fox Hollow Cottage

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