Repurposing Wood Pallets

One of the hottest looks in today's DIY home interior design is using repurposed wooden pallets to create fun and functional furniture and decorating accessories. Formerly relegated to warehouses and scrap heaps, upcycled wood pallets are disassembled for their lumber or used as-is to construct dining tables, chairs, occasional tables, benches and beds.

With this free or inexpensive lumber source, you can build any number of rustic, shabby-chic or urban industrial furniture and decorating projects. We've gathered a great assortment of plans to get you started with budget-friendly recycling woodworking that's perfect for a beginner.


Wood pallet projects are simple and can be adapted easily. These plans give you tips on selecting pallets, deconstruction recommendations and full instructions on building and finishing these trendy, up-to-date furnishings.



Pallet Mailbox Plan

Pallet Mailbox Plan

You can easily build a unique street-side mailbox with supportive post with little cost and time with these easy to follow instructions.


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Swinging Bed Plan

Swinging Bed Plan

A few pallets and some robe are about all that's required to build this swinging bed for the utmost outdoor comfort.


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Headboard Plan

Headboard Plan

You can build an attractive headboard out of pallets that is anchored to the wall securely with 2 pieces of 2 x 4's.


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Coffee Table Project

Coffee Table Project

This plan is for a handsome coffee table build out of pallet-wood; it can easily be stained or painted to fit your homes color.


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Doggie Bunk Bed

Doggie Bunk Bed

With the use of this simple plan you can easily re-purpose an old wood pallet by turning it into a two-level bed.


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Coat Rack Plan

Coat Rack Plan

Create a handy coat rack with nothing more than a few pieces of pallet wood with metal hooks attached.


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Rain Barrel Stand

Rain Barrel Stand

Keep your outdoor area neat and tidy by building a rain barrel stand out of wooden pallets with these simple instructions.


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Pallet Table

Pallet Table

Build this great looking coffee table using a wooden pallet and four industrial wheels plus these easy to follow instructions.


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Unique Table Plan

Unique Table Plan

This wooden table can be achieved using three pallets and a few hand tools; it can be used in a variety of ways.


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Build a Cart

Build a Cart

Build these attractive mobile carts with vintage styling made with stenciling and pallet board.


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One Pallet Chair

One Pallet Chair

It only takes one pallet, a few hand tools and elbow grease to build a single wooden chair or four to build a full set.


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Round Table Plan

Round Table Plan

Draw a circle on a sheet of plywood then attach pallet wood for a good-looking round table with pedestal stand.


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Lap Top Tray

Lap Top Tray

Here is an easy to follow plan on how to build a convenient wooden tray from a wooden pallet.


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Ottoman Tutorial

Ottoman Tutorial

This plan has eight easy steps with illustrative images to help you build a pillow-top ottoman for under $50.00.


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 Cooler Box Plan

Cooler Box Plan

This project uses broken-down pallets to build a standing cooler box with hardware added such as a bottle opener leg support and more.


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 Dynamite End Table

Dynamite End Table

This plan turns a pallet into an end table that looks like a dynamite crate with the words ACME DYNAMITE applied to the side.


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The Man Crate

The Man Crate

Build a wooden crate that has a masculine appeal from a used pallet and some stencil for adding some cool manly details.


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The Pallet Door

The Pallet Door

Build these handsome wooden doors with old world hinges and locks for an added addition to an outdoor kitchen or where ever the need.


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Dining Table

Dining Table

To make this dining table you want a large pallet intact then sanded and varnished, add 4 legs and you're done.


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Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

Disassembled pallets can be made into attractive sliding doors that are then stained or painted to suit your taste.


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