As wood is getting scarcer, wooden furniture is becoming more expensive, sought after and valuable. Recycled pallet furniture is a creative, earth-friendly, and inexpensive way to add some wood to your decor.
At the same time there is a trend towards a simpler lifestyle and bringing natural materials like wood back into the home. Alot of people salvage these materials from shipyards, buildings, barns and factories and “upcycle” it (another buzz word) into beautiful furniture.
This post was inspired by a pinteresting board by 1001 Pallets on Pinterest. They have also created an entire blog based on creative diy projects made from recycled/repurposed pallets. This is a very cool site. Visit 1001 Pallets for more. Follow 1001 Pallets on Pinterest.
Porch swing made from repurposed pallets. Genius idea. [via]
DIY hanging pallet for garden organization. [via]
Pallet as optimized habitat for insects. If you love insects, here is a custom way to welcome biodiversity in your garden. [via]
These coffeetables/sidetables are made with love out of shipping pallets. [via]
Sofa made from recycled pallets.
Winter garden made from pallets. [via]
Outdoor pallets bar & stools. [via]
Don’t have enough space for a garden…try the vertical pallet garden ! [via]
Garden pallet table. [via]
Custom pallet as a coffee table ! for cards players ! [via]
Patio bar made from recycled pallets.
Vertical garden on recycled pallet. [via]
Sides of pallets painted white, floor is white plywood, roof is plexiglass with emergency blanket. Illuminated by a yellow florescent in the bottom and 2 red or blue florescent at the top of the rear pallet. [via]
Many models of colored garden armchair made with old pallets ! [via]
DIY: Chillout pallet sofa. [via]
Mobile storage from recycled pallets.
Kids bed made from recycled pallets. [via]
Here is one of the most complete and beautiful pallet DIY project we’ve seen ! An entire kid house dedicated to play and/or read ! Made by Antony Mazelin for a french kid concept store ! [via]
DIY Pallet wall by Treestyler. Idea proposed by Meme Theme on Facebook. [via]
12 WIDE Mouth Size DIY Mason Jar Lantern Hangers (Wires Only- No jars or Wood Hanger) This is a really cool Etsy store! by treasureagain
A children playhouse made entirely from recycled pallets ! [via]
Rustic dining table made from repurposed pallets. [via]
Garden lounge made from recycled pallets. [via]
Bar made of pallets and a baby-carriage ! [via]
Trunk built from pallets. [via]
Accent wall made from pallets. [via]
Mobile entertainment center made from repurposed pallets. Brilliant! [via]
Stools made from shipping pallets. [via]
Here is another way of use for a discarded pallet. Holds 10 standard wine bottles or your favorite booze! [via]
Outdoor storage bench made from pallets. [via]
Homemade pallet coffee table. [via]
How to hang a pallet. Hanging wall shelf made from repurposed pallet. [via]
A nice, possibly colored and very cheap TV holder ! [via]
Kitchen island made from pallets.
Sliding bathroom door made from refinished pallets.
Porch swing made from a pallet. Beautiful boat atmosphere !
Outdoor pallet sofas.
Bathroom pallet wall.
Pallet garden bench.
Pallet turned into a bench. - Pallet Storage Bench/Coffee Table Tutorial. This blog has a lof of great ideas for upcycled pallet furniture with full tutorials. [via]
Ball jar storage shelf made from a recycled pallet. [via]
Bed made from pallets.
DIY with wooden pallets and crates. Pallet table. [via]
Pallet twin beds.
Pallet island for your kitchen. Couresy of Beyond the Picket Fence. [via]
Also check out their other beautiful furniture made from upcycled pallets. Lots of beautiful images. [via]
Pallet book shelf.
Pallet shoe rack.
Mudroom made with palets.
Computer desk made from pallets.
Red sofas made from upcycled pallets.
Home theater made from upcycled pallets.
Pallet shevles and bike rack.
Pallet armchair and console table.
Upcycled pallet wall shelf.
Upcycled pallet toddler bed. [via]
The following images come from a brilliant article on upcycled pallets. [via]
Upcycled mobile pallet coffee table.
Upcycled pallet flooring.
Upcycled pallet porch swing.
Outdoor hanging hammock made from upcycled pallets.
Pallet vertical garden.
Pallet garden bench.
Green mobile coffee table made from upcycled pallet.
Low profile pallet coffee table.
Artistic pallet coffee table.
Pallet coat rack.
Room divider made from upcycled pallets.
DIY pallet headboard.
Pallet lounge sofa.
Corner nook made from upcycled pallets.
Pallet wall art.
Bar made from upcycled pallets.
Rustic kitchen made with pallets.
Pallet kitchen storage rack.
Upcycled pallet kitchen island.
Mobile outdoor table made from pallets.
Artful pallet tree.
Chic apartment furniture made from upcycled pallets.
Outdoor garden made from pallets.
Kitchen pot rack made with pallet.
Beautiful pallet shelf.
Music room sofa made from upcycled pallets.
Living room decorated with pallet furniture. [via]
Hutch made from recycled pallets. [via]
Pallet Side Table [via]
Pallet Chair [via]
Pallets in the bathroom of a loft. [via]
Pallet Desk [via]
DIY Tutorial on this FAB Pallet Topped Desk! [via]
Pallet kitchen furniture. [via]
Outdoor pallet bench. [via]
Pallet plant holders. [via]
Pallet house for firewood. [via]
Moon cradle made out of pallets. [via]
Buying Recycled Pallet Furniture
If you don’t have time or lack the creative side to make beautiful recycled pallet furniture and you still want the look as part of your decor, don’t fret. You can still get the look. There are freelance craftsmen (ETSY) that have unique, functional and gorgeous recycled pallet furniture for sale. I have also tracked down a few small businesses that build furniture from recycled pallets. I find it fascinating how these artisans have taken something as simple as a shipping pallet and have created business. Upcycling is becoming a big trend in the world of design and decor. It is exciting to see what comes out next.
ProducktWerft is a Germany-based company specializing in making a range of recycled pallet furniture and decor.
ZenUpCyled on Etsy makes some unique upcycled pallet furniture and decor.
“Somethings are created to last forever…..others are meant to instill peace while they last. When you are able to combine both, then that’s when you’re living a Zen UpCycled life.”
Tinker & Tailor fuse old and new to make unique pieces for the home.
Upcycled Pallet Coffee Table by Tinker & Tailor
PJsFurniture have a wide range of custom made recycled pallet furniture in their Etsy store.
RubbishLove’s Etsy store off several unique furnishings made from “Rubbish”.
MattRivera on Etsy. ”Unique handmade woodworking items. Locally crafted in Ohio with reclaimed wood and natural finishes.”
These were just a few examples. There are a plethora of artisans selling recycled pallet furniture on Etsy.