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Pallet Furniture…..Easy To Make…Great Value
Pallets are made to last, so they are strong, as well as offering great value for money.
You can create a wide range of pallet furniture, which is totally unique, including tables, benches, beds, shelves, desks and many more household items.
You can make them to the exact size you want, so they are truly bespoke.
Where To Find Wooden Pallets
Here are five places you can source free wooden pallets……
Large building supply stores
How To Dismantle A Pallet
There are several ways to dismantle a pallet. This is the method I recommend, which uses a pinch bar or crowbar as a lever…..
Force the bar down between the boards of the pallet and the frame. Initially you may find it easier to use a chisel to open a gap.
Strike the bar with a hammer to prise the timbers apart.
You can cut the nails with a disc cutter if the timbers refuse to come apart. However remember to remove the nails before using them in your workpiece.
Two Person Love Chair
This love chair can be made from 4 pallets. It takes about three hours to make,
You will find full details here
7 Drawer Dresser
You wouldn’t believe that this lovely 7 drawer dresser is made from recycled pallets……surely the best piece of pallet furniture in this collection.
You will find detailed plans and instructions on this site.
If you have a couple of hours to spare and can find two pallets, then you can make this mini outdoor bar.
Full details are given on this page
This project, which is rated medium difficulty, will take a couple of days to complete. This time doesn’t include dismantling and sanding the pallets and letting the varnish or paint dry.
Take a look at this page for details.
This lovely coffee table even has a shelf underneath for all of those stray magazines. Don’t sand the boards too much if you want a more rustic look.
You can find full instructions at this site.
Double Pallet Bed
This is a king size bed with storage underneath.
Cutting list, tools list and instructions can be found on this post
Not much room to grow herbs or flowers? Then a wall planter is the answer.
It is very heavy when filled with soil, so make sure it’s fixed securely to the wall, or rests on the ground.
Learn more at this site.
Outdoor Coffee Table
This is a great design……ideal for putting your coffee tray on and storage underneath for magazines and knick knacks,
Full instructioons can be found on this page.
Chair and Table for a Child
This project, which takes two pallets, is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to woodworking.
You will find full details on this page.
This outdoor bar is perfect for barbeque parties. It can be locked when not in use, but the front lowers to form a shelf to serve from when the action begins. Hidden lights make it the centre of attraction.
You will find full details on this page.
The Adirondack Chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903. His family owned a property in Westport, which lies in the Adirondack Mountains NY.
Lee gave his plans to a local carpenter, Harry Bunnell, who developed the design and sold Adirondack Chairs for 20 years. Many different versions have followed.
You will find plans and instructions on this site.
Outdoor Herringbone Table
This stylish table features a herring bone top and braced legs, so it will withstand the elements and little feet jumping all over it!
Take a look at this site for complete details.
Pallet Dining Table
Many thanks to Fillipa for this very useful table. She has kindly provided us with excellent instructions and illustrations on her scraphacker site.
Headboard and Bedside Tables
Here is another great project from 1001pallets. The headboard and bedside cabinets feature red glass tiles and clear glass doors.
You will find all the info at 1001pallets.
Joe Lydic has shot a tutorial video with step by step instructions on how to make this wine rack. It is very simple…..when you know how!
There are limitless ways you can recycle pallets……I’m sure you could make a living just by making pallet furniture…….best of luck if you are going to give it a try.