Turning a basic wood pallet into a dreamy, colorful piece of furniture may not be as hard as you may think. You need to think outside the box and don’t look at it only as firewood, because pallet furniture IS cool. More and more people buy it because of the design statement it makes, but many have great ideas and do it themselves — it’s become quite a trend.
There are plenty of ways you can use these shipping pallets. From coffee tables, to stunning kitchen islands, as sofas, desks or shelves. Below we have 58 examples of pallets turned into inspired home furnishings. Pick yours or add to the list.
Pallet (coffee) tables
Crafty pallet work
If you want to stand out from your neighbors then a different outdoor table sounds like the right thing you could do. You can easily do it yourself by adding four wheels to a couple of pallets. It should look like this (and no, it doesn’t really have to match the dog). [found on thedawgsdish]
Wood Pallet Patio Table
Two pallets for the upper part, and two more pallets for the legs, this table looks stunning. It can be made smaller or larger, depending on the area you’re going to put it. Doesn’t cost much — it’s $200 on Etsy, but pretty sure you can build one just like that.
White Pallet Table
Have some white paint in your basement and a couple of pallets down the street? That can be turned into a stylish piece of furniture either for the indoors or outdoors. It should look something like that.
Similar to the one above, if you like low-budget projects here’s another example of a highly modern coffee table. Takes about three hours to get it done. Don’t forget that you’ll need two wooden plates in the right size for the top and bottom. [a full tutorial on papernstichblog]
Please don’t tell us you were thinking that if it’s recycled wood it loses its fanciness! Here’s proof that you can have a “designer” pallet table looking awesome. Striking contrast, don’t you think? [from joachimrasmussen]
Outdoor pallet table
Warm weather, clear skies, your favorite coffee and some croissants to go with it. That’s the way I’d enjoy my perfect breakfast if I had a rooftop somewhere in the city. Or even if I wouldn’t. That’s an appealing table with an appealing setup. [Diana & Chris on AT]
Glass pallet coffee table
For some of us, decorating is all about putting pieces together to create something you can’t find anywhere else. And this pallet coffee table with glass on top is just that. Looks ugly at first if you look at the wood closer, but then you get to its true style. Love it! [found on norskeinteriorblogger]
It’s been a while since last time we looked at a DIY black painted dining table. It may look weird at first (space invading), but there’s something about this black and white contrast (with the chairs, the walls) that is making it alluring. [via jennyshus]
Remove any splintering wood and sand the boards thoroughly, that’s the first thing you should know if you’re working on a DIY pallet dining table like the one in here. [found on readymade]
Imagine a clean environment with plenty of white invaded by a rather ugly and dirty piece of furniture made from a pallet. If you can’t imagine it, then you’ll have your answer below. They go hand in hand — that’s a great crate side table/nightstand.
Green coffee table
While it looks too good to be true, we can assure you this table is made from reclaimed shipping pallets. It’s just that it’s extremely well sanded. And those nails are well hidden with paint. Looks nothing short of cool, I must say. [from designfinch]
Not too modern, not too stylish. If that’s what you’re looking for, how about some rustic feel for an outdoor pallet table? Perfect to sit in your backyard.