How To: Make a Pallet Playhouse for the Kiddos in Time for Summer

by Brittni Mehlhoff

How To: Make a Pallet Playhouse for the Kiddos in Time for Summer

The internet has been home to plenty of DIY projects that involve pallets. In fact, we've featured quite a few here on Curbly as well. I don't think I've ever seen one used to create a playhouse for the kiddos though. Until now. Check out this clever way to build a cozy fort-like oasis for kids.   

Tina Fussell came up with weekend playhouse project idea for A Subtle Revelry recently, and I can't think of a kid between the ages of 3 and 13...

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Make a Compost Bin from Shipping Pallets!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Make a Compost Bin from Shipping Pallets!

Remember my DIY paver stone patio and walkway project from the summer? Well, those paver stones came to us stacked on (what else?) wood shipping pallets ... 'lotsodem. For a couple months, those pallets sat out behind our garage while I mulled over what to do with them. Neighborhood bonfire? Wild turkey shelter (yes, we have dozens of wild turkeys around)? Skate ramp (wait, I don't skateboard)? 

Then I stumbled on this post by John over at...

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Pallet Craft: Rustic Baby Nursery

by Craftmel

Pallet Craft: Rustic Baby Nursery

Instead of the run-of-the-mill baby nurseries that are in every catalog out there, this mom-to-be wanted her little guy's nursery to have something extra that would stand out and grow up with the baby.  That called for something a little more masculine than Winnie the Pooh.   

Using untreated pallet lumber and a good deal of problem solving, this nursery on the Bower Power Blog has a rustic and awesome accent wall.  Because the wood was...

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Mod Outdoor Lounger

by Capree K

How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Mod Outdoor Lounger

Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet lounger!  

DIY extraordinaire Titti of the blog Shoestring Pavilion created these hip garden loungers from a pile of discarded pallets and 2x4s.  Oh, and some bright red paint, of course!  If you're looking for a new outdoor project to kick off the summer season, this is it!  Check out the full...

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

by Capree K

DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!    

Tel Aviv-based design studio Junktion focuses solely on creating new things from old stuff.  They've upcycled a car trunk hood into a sofa, a collection of metal teapots and collanders into a chandelier, and old suitcases into medicine cabinets...

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Vertical Garden

by Capree K

How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are all the rage these days, but buying everything you need for a decent looking setup can get quite expensive.  Fortunately, where there's a will there's a way (and a cost-effective DIY version): a space-saving vertical garden is as easy as finding a pallet!  

created at: 04/18/2011

Fern Richardson of the blog Life on the Balcony shares this tutorial for making your own vertical garden from discarded pallets*.  It's a pretty simple project...

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Turn a Pallet into a Lounge Chair

by DIY Maven

Turn a Pallet into a Lounge Chair

IMO, all pallets are waiting to be made into something beautiful, like this outdoor lounge chair for instance. Simple, yet stylish in its construction, the materials and tools to make one are minimal. Here they are:

  • Four pallets of the same size, preferably rectangular
  • One pallet slightly wider than your other pallets, more square than rectangular
  • Scrap 2x4s or pallet scraps of the 2x4 kind
  • Hammer and nails

For the entire...

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