10 Crafty ways to recycle wooden pallets:

Upcycling is becoming ever so more fashionable as people are realising the negative effects of Mass production and over consumption. Pallets recycling is an easy way to furnish and decorate your home! Pallets can be found in skips, road sides and often given away over freecycle! here is our the top ten recycled pallet ideas!

1. Pallet Plate Rack

An adorable plate rack! adding a rustic feel to any kitchen. add two loops at the top of your pallet and just hang them straight to the wall,

2. Garden pallet planter

Found lovely little use of a wooden pallet found at Life on the balcony an Ideal solution for a balcony garden!

3. Crafted Wooden Chair

This ‘Pallet Chair’ by Jamison Sellers is crafted from reclaimed pallet wood and responsibly sourced walnut.

4. Recycled Office Interior

By Most Architecture, designed for an amsterdam design company who had commissioned a recycled interior.

5. Pallet Bed  

These reclaimed pallets have been painted and used as a bed frame giving minimalist bohemian look, and best of all, it was Free!

6. Pallet Table

Apartment Therapy  have a lovely collection of recycled furniture ideas, like this beaut! A lick of paint and a few nails can transform these slatts of old wood into a contemporary table. (a Personal Favorite!)

Be Paletto7. Pallet Pavilion

“Be Paletto” is an temporary pavilion designed and built by 9 architecture students from denmark! more photos on
Made from Pallets

8. Pallet Sofa

A small step by step image of building a pallet sofa! I quite like the original one, without the brown cushions, But thats just me, I like MINIMAL. the pallets also provide storage under the seat, perfect for a hiding clutter!

Designed by Loridanelle

9. Children’s Bed

This sweet little bed made was by Lori Danelle, a crafty Mum and blogger. The colourful surroundings are essential! with a gloomy interior this bed could look rather unwelcoming and cold!

10. Suspended Chair

like the idea of this suspended chair, I think it has a lot of potential!  I cant find out who made this, But I know it’s the guy in the picture! if anyone know’s who he is, send me a message and i’ll reference him!

If You guys Enjoyed this, You might just enjoy this little book: Remake It
It’s full of really super Upcycling ideas!

If You Crafters have any other Pallet ideas, Send them in and we’ll feature them!



11 comments on “10 Crafty ways to recycle wooden pallets:

  1. Casa e Cose
    August 25, 2011

    Super! I had a pallet bed living in Firenze and now here in Barcelona im doing a pallet table…on going project now for abot 6 months.ha – i need more then 24 hours a day!

    • Craft Britain
      August 25, 2011

      Oh brilliant! I’m planning on constructing a pallet bed this afternoon, Once your table is complete, send us a little photo!


  2. holzgrill
    October 20, 2011

    nice recycling ideas. Im sure there are plenty more out there for this humble industrial byproduct

  3. Racking
    December 13, 2011

    That Pavillion is amazing!

  4. Danielle Gilchrist
    January 19, 2012

    Found a website with the instructions for the suspended chair…

  5. duran freese
    April 2, 2012

    I love the upcycling trend and I don’t want to be a bummer, but pallets, besides being “treated to be outdoors”, pallets are blasted with just about any and every pesticide, herbicide and fungicide known to man to keep them from carrying potentially invasive species as passengers as they carry goods around the world. Pallets come bearing an incredibly toxic chemical load. For use in the home they should be covered in heavy-duty sealant at the very least, and should never be used as containers for edible plants. People with chemical sensitivities should probably avoid living with pallet wood. When cutting and working with pallet wood we should use extra dust protection, and NEVER burn it, as the smoke can be highly toxic. Sorry to rain on the parade…I just thought someone should add a note of caution

  6. Minted Poker Site
    September 26, 2012

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your article.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  7. phil stewart
    September 29, 2012

    recycling isnt just a trend…its for life, love the reuse of pallets, I have a nice trailer bed made from pallets that helps shift my recycled art around (f book creative recycling) phil 🙂

  8. Tabitha
    January 20, 2013
  9. Chitesh Ramroop
    February 16, 2013

    Looks like I’m gonna need to look up a couple more things, but this is a really good place to start.

  10. Madison
    April 9, 2013

    Hello, I’m in the process of building ny own pallet couch.. and I was wondering if you happened to know where the makers of the pallet couch – featured on here – got the cushion or foam for theirs?

    If not, thanks anyway.
    Love this!


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