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10 Pallet Wood Projects You Can DIY

If you love finding ways to create some incredible pallet wood projects, these 10 unique pallet ideas are perfect for your creative side!

Admit it, the use of pallets for DIY projects is intriguing. We’ve all seen those amazing pallet wood projects in our friend’s homes and have felt instantly drawn to wanting to recreate that same look as well with some recycled pallets. It’s the classic tale of “from trash to treasure”, right? Trust me when I say that creating an amazing piece of decor from used pallets is absolutely possible and something that ANYONE can do. If you have a bit of time and an inkling of creativity, you’re already well on your way to creating your first amazing pallet project. Here are 10 pallet wood projects that you should give absolutely give a try!

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Photo collage showing pallet wood side table, coffee mug holder and clock with banner at top that says 10+ pallet wood projects


Pallet wood sign with lug wrench that says farm

DIY Farmhouse Sign – Making Manzanita

If you love farmhouse decor, then this DIY farmhouse sign is a must. Not only it is simple to DIY, it adds a unique element to your home decor that is sure to catch the eye of your guests instantly.


Taco meal shown on colorful plates with peppers, tortillas and avocados in the background. The plates are on top of a pallet wood backdrop perfect for food photography

DIY Pallet Backdrop – The Things We’ll Make

Photography is all about capturing that perfect picture, right? With this DIY backdrop, you hold the key to creating the backdrop of your dreams, all within a super simple budget!


Pallet wood side table shown with vintage books, suitcase and metal toolbox on top with green mason jar with white flowers

Pallet Wood Side Table – Making Manzanita

Having trouble finding that perfect side table to match your rustic home decor? Why not just go ahead and make your own? With this pallet wood side table, you can create it to look exactly how you want it to.


Pallet wood bookshelf hanging on wall with books and backpacks

Pallet Bookshelves – Where The Smiles Have Been

Don’t limit the creativity on where you can create in your home to implement those unique pallet ideas. This adorable pallet bookshelf is perfect for any child’s room to keep those books nice, neat and tidy.


Wood pallet hanging on wall with hooks for coffee mugs

Pallet Coffee Cup Holder – Venture 1105

If your kitchen is anything like mine, there always tends to be a lack of cabinet space available for our ever-growing collection of coffee mugs. Seriously, we filled an entire vintage dresser with all of our mugs (check it out in this post about our coffee station). With an awesome pallet coffee cup holder like this, you don’t have to worry about limited space for the mugs!


Map of the USA made from reclaimed wood pallets with pins

Pallet Board States Map – DIY Huntress

Traveling is a passion of so many, so why not create a fun recycled pallet project that can showcase all your travels? With this pallet board state map, you can proudly showcase your travels and your creativity, all in one!


Pallet made into a vertical garden

Vertical Garden With A Pallet – Making Manzanita

With the summer months approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your garden. Are you lacking in space like I am? Creating a pallet herb garden has never been easier than with this simple DIY project! Follow the directions, and you’ll have some delicious herbs to enjoy very soon!


Pallet wood made into a swinging bench and painted blue

Pallet Porch Swing – The Bold Abode

Keep in mind that creating fun pallet projects doesn’t always have to be for indoor furniture items, but can also include outdoor projects as well. This pallet porch swing is the perfect pallet wood project to ring in the summer!


Round clock with roman numerals painted on it hanging on wall

Roman Numeral Pallet Clock – Little Red Brick House

Looking for a way to spruce up a bit of that home decor? With this super simple roman numeral pallet clock, you’ll be taking charge of your decor options and starting out with a win. It’s unique, fun and inexpensive – all big reasons to give it a go!


Pallet wood cover for an air conditioning unit

Pallet AC Cover – Making Manzanita

Used pallets are also a great way to cover those eyesores on the outside of your home. If your air conditioning unite needs a face lift, why not create this pallet AC cover to make it look a bit more appealing? It looks great and keeps that AC hidden as well.


If you’re looking for pallets, you can usually find them for free either on Craigslist or just by asking around at some local businesses or grocery stories. Once you do get your hands on some pallets, try a few of these pallet wood projects to see if you can create something that you’ll love adding to your home.

Have fun in creating something unique and one-of-a-kind, and let is be displayed for all to see. You never know, your pallet projects may be quite the inspiration for others to start upcycling items throughout their home as well.

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4 thoughts on “10 Pallet Wood Projects You Can DIY

  1. These are great ideas! We love recycling pallets and made a wonderful chicken coop using them. Unfortunately I never got around to posting about it. Someday I will! I do use the “photo studio” made from pallets all of the time, though. Thanks so much for sharing it. 🙂

  2. Love these ideas! Was wondering what you would suggest when making a type of screen to keep an unsightly scene my neighbor has on the side of her house, using pallets. I need it to be a little over 6′ tall and was wondering how to stack pallets so they would be secure and what would one need for posts to secure them to the ground? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks so much and appreciate you ideas so much!

    1. That’s a great idea for a privacy screen. I would probably recommend using pressure treated 4×4 posts (like you would use when building a fence). You would want to put those into the ground in a hole with cement. About 1/3 of the post should be in the ground (ie 8 foot post, 2 feet need to be in the ground). Once your posts are in and set, you could attach the pallets to those. For more details you can look up how to build a fence online and just put on pallets rather than fence boards. Good luck with your project Betty!

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