Ever since a few years ago when I saw a bed on Pinterest made out of pallet boards, I have wanted to do some projects. Unfortunately, I also have always lived in apartments so it doesn't lend itself well to woodworking projects. However, some projects can be done with very little sawing and many pallet projects fit this bill. The great thing about pallet projects is that often times, the wood is weathered already and it is perfect for many home design looks you might be trying to achieve. Plus, it is perfect because the wood is being saved from the dump and waste. Here are 13 Easy DIY Pallet Projects for you to try making at home plus tips on how to get free pallets.
13 Easy DIY Pallet Projects
This Wood Deck Cooler from Fox Hollow Cottage is perfect for parties this spring and summer!
This Outdoor Pallet Table from Inspirations By D is great for any deck or patio to add some extra space to set drinks and books down on.
Infarrantly Creative shows you how you can easily make a Rustic Farmhouse Pallet Bed in no time. It even has a rolling trundle!
Make a simple Pallet End Table with the plans from mtairymd via Instructables. This one looks super easy.
I am a big fan of easy kitchen islands and this Kitchen Island from Beyond the Picket Fence is great.
I would love to make this DIY Pallet Sliding Barn Door from Lehman Lane. It would be a great door for a pantry or a man cave.
Gardeners will love this DIY Herb Garden from Pallets from Pink When. This one is a super simple project, too!
This Pallet Wood Patio Chair with padding from Funky Junk Interiors promises to be so easy anyone can make it!
If you want something that could be made in an afternoon, check out this DIY Pallet Table from Curb to Refurb.
This DIY Modular Outdoor Seating is a great setup from Shanty 2 Chic.
Looking for the perfect thing to add to your outdoor entertaining area? Check out this DIY Patio Bar Made from Pallets from A Mitten Full Of Savings.
Your dog will be grateful when you make him this DIY Pallet and Pipe Dog Bed from The Charming Farmer.
I love recycling rainwater and if your community allows it, make this Rain Barrel Pallet Stand from MightnightMaker via Instructables to keep it easier!
How to Get Free Pallets
The easiest way to get free pallets is to look on sites like Craigslist or do it the old fashioned way and look for free stuff in the newspaper. Many times, you will find a lot in these two places. Additionally, you can check with local small businesses as they often have them for free because they don't contract out to get rid of them. Places to look include local grocery stores and nurseries. Make sure to ask before taking no matter what, though. Not only is it stealing not to ask, but if you ask, you give yourself an opportunity to build a relationship and they may even set them aside just for you.