26 Shipping Pallet Projects

They’re everywhere… and they can be turned into just about anything… and they can be free, but make sure you ask! I’m talking about shipping pallets! And there are so many fun ways to use them, my friend, Karah actually just wrote an entire book about pallet projects called, DIY Wood Pallet Projects! That’s right, I have a famous friend, y’all! In addition to her 35 genius ideas, here are 26 more wood pallet projects for your home!
Shipping pallet projects

Karah’s book (and blog) are awesome. She made a giant clock, a Christmas tree, picture frames, full length mirror, and even a hanging bed out of pallet wood! True!  And all of the detailed instructions for 35 pallet projects are inside of this one very special book! Need the book now? You can buy it here!
Shipping pallet project ideas

1: Day Bed @ Under the Sycamore

2: Bench @ Design Sponge
Shipping Pallet Projects

3: Serving Tray @ Design Sponge
Shipping Pallet Projects

4: Shelves @ Care 2
DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Plate Rack

5: Pallet Planter @ Esprit Cabane

6: Child’s Bed @ Lori Danelle

DIY pallet bed

7: Wall Paneling @ Poppytalk
pallet wall paneling

8: Hanging Chair @ Re Nest

Pallet hanging chair

9: Headboard @ Stylizmo
pallet headboard

10: Coffee Table @ Recyclart
recycled coffe table recyclart doobi Pallet coffee tables (custom)

11: T.V. Stand @ Funky Junk Interiors


12: Wall Art @ Sweet Something Design

13: Coffee Table @ Tatertots and Jello
14: Coffee Table @ Crafty Nester
15: Garden Station @ Design Sponge
Shipping Pallet Projects


16: Pallet Path @ Flickr
Recycled path
17: Shed @ Flickr
18: Table @ Flickr
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19: Pallet cave @ Flickr
#20: Table with drawers @ Shelterness
Diy Pallet Coffee Table
21: Porch at Redo Redux

22: Pallet herb garden @ Eyes on the source

Shipping Pallet Projects

23: Herb garden/ planter @ C.R.A.F.T.

Shipping Pallet Projects

24: Pallet storage containers

25: Pallet shoe organizers

Shipping Pallet Projects

26: Backyard bar

Shipping Pallet Projects

In my shipping pallet project research, I came across 2 great articles:  “the scoop on safe shipping pallets“and “all you ever wanted to know about pallet wood” both are must reads before building your shipping pallet masterpiece! What are you going to make first?



  1. Awesome post with great info! I've been so captivated by all the things I've seen people make out of these pallettes because I see them just laying around my neighborhood all the time-someday I start picking them up : ) Did you see the cute bench Donna at Funky Junk made out of them-too cute (I think in a post last week).

  2. Great roundup! I am in LOVE with the craft shelves! Could you imagine being THAT organized. Heaven! And the pallet cave? OMG – how amazing! I want to go hang out there.

  3. Very creative! Whenever I see them, they just look ugly, but now I see there's so much more you can do!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I have a friend who owns a pallet making business and I keep bugging her to bring me pallets!!! Just sent her this link.

  5. Just in time! I have three pallets at home and I've been having the hardest time figuring out what to do with them.

  6. Great round up! Thanks for putting it together!

  7. Sensational info. I look forward to seeing more.
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  8. Looks like great minds think alike, we're loving pallet furniture over at MyHomeRocks.com too! http://www.myhomerocks.com/2012/03/repurposed-pallet-furniture/

  9. Michele Clemmensen says:

    I love the ideas you have and want to do many of them; however, I am hearing a great deal of concern for the pesticides they are treated with. What did you do to neutralize them or is this really a concern?

  10. Where do you find free pallets?

  11. Thank you so much for sharing the book with this great round up my friend!

  12. Terry (20 year Navy veteran) says:

    Excellent! Thanks for compiling these. For anyone creating the American flag pallet, the blue star field goes on the left, not the right.

  13. Thank you for sharing all of these very nice ideas! I’m not trying to be critical I just want to share that the flag needs to be hung horizontally. Hanging the way it is, is wrong. The Union always comes first. I agree it looks odd that way, but that is the correct way. The way this one is painted it can only be hung horizontally. Thank you for sharing these with us!


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