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.
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don't you think?
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...
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...
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...
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...
My friend Rebecca got handy this weekend, and whipped up an awesome room centerpiece and focal point from an upcycled shipping pallet. Though it's large, the inclusion of honeycomb mirrors (IKEAhack!) allows the piece to reflect light and color, making the small room seem bigger.
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!
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...
A wooden pallet, much like the one pictured above, was turned into an outdoor swing chair. Clever, no?
Looks like its slats are held (sewn) together with rope. For more details, visit Styleichic.
Cut a plastic pallet in half. Add some stainless steel plates and legs. Throw on some fresh cushions
I-Beam's Pallet House is indeed made out of shipping pallets. The original design was to provide temporary housing for refugees, however the same building concept could make very cool garden sheds and backyard studios too. According to Inhabitat, a basic 16" x 16" pallet home can be made with 100 pallets.
For more information about this and other pallet homes, visit Green Upgrader.
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...
Never in a million years would have I ever thought that a reclaimed pallet could work in this context, but a beeswax rub down has made it more than palatable as a plate rack.
Do you feel bad for discarded pallets? I do. Such waste! Such potential! Like this coffee table for example, which is a mere shadow of its former dump heap self. Esprit Cabane explains the procedure, which includes using mortar to fill the gaps between the slats. Via.