Creative Ideas To Make With Wood Pallets


With a few creative ideas and a bit of elbow grease, those ordinary wood pallets can become extraordinary decorations. Let’s explore what exactly wood pallets are and some unique DIY projects that you can do with your old wood pallets.

What Are Wood Pallets?

Wood pallets are flat wooden structures used to stack, transport, and store products. They have a rectangular shape made up of several wooden planks held together with metal nails or wires. Wood pallets are usually made from sustainable softwoods like pine, spruce, and fir. They’re strong enough to support heavy loads, yet light enough for easy transportation.

Used and new wood pallets stacked in rows cropped

Where I Can Get Wood Pallets For Free?

Wood pallets are everywhere, so you can usually find them for free. Try asking your local grocery stores, home improvement stores, liquidation stores, and hardware stores if they have any wood pallets to give away. You can also search online for “free wood pallets” or check out classifieds websites such Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

What Can I Make With Wood Pallets?

Wood pallets can be reused in a variety of creative ways. Here are just a few ideas.

DIY Pallet Coffee Table

We had a family friend make a coffee table for my daughter’s apartment, and here are his instructions on how he made this pallet coffee table.

wood pallet coffee table

To get started, find three pallets preferably the same size. I found mine at a local electronics store they were more than happy to give them away so they do not have to pay disposal. Align two of the pallets and screw or nail them together one on top of the other. After you have the two firmly attached, put them aside for now. With a hammer or pry bar remove all the top pieces of wood from the extra pallet. The pieces will be used to fill in the gaps on the table to make it a solid surface. Some pieces may have to be trimmed or moved to make it fit together. Once all of the pieces are removed from the extra pallet, you will have to bigger pieces left from the middle that work perfect for legs. Just cut them to the desired length and attach them to the bottom pallet. Paint or stain to your desired color, and you have a beautiful, inexpensive (and custom made) table.

Make a Headboard From Pallet Wood

Give your bedroom an upgrade by making a headboard out of pallet wood! This project requires just one pallet (or two if you have a king size bed) that will be used as the base for your headboard design.

wood pallet headboard

Attach each piece together using screws or nails, then sand down any rough edges before staining or painting them in whatever color you desire. Finally, add decorative elements such as fabric upholstery or hanging lights on top for extra pizzazz!

Wood Pallet Outdoor Furniture

If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space, wood pallet furniture is the perfect way to do it. With a few boards from old shipping pallets, you can build yourself a sturdy outdoor bench or chair.

Wooden outdoor furniture from white pallets. Modern bar design.

You can even add cushions and pillows to make it more comfortable! Plus, if you seal the wood with a protective finish (such as polyurethane or house paint), you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged in wet weather.


More Wood Pallet Project Ideas


Wooden pallets are often discarded after they’ve been used once—but there’s no reason why they should go in the trash! With just a little creativity and effort, these wooden crates can become beautiful decorations for your home or garden. From outdoor furniture sets to colorful wall art pieces, there are so many ways to repurpose wooden pallets into something special. So put on your DIY hat and get ready to craft something unique out of those old wooden crates!

Creative Ideas To Make With Wood Pallets