Build for Free With Pallet Wood – 15 Easy Project Ideas You’ll Love

Pallet wood projects are still popular, and for good reason. Pallets are cheap; you can usually get them for free. They are perfect for rustic decor, or you can sand them smooth for a more polished look. All of these pallet wood projects are beginner-friendly and can be made in a day.

1. Laptop Stand

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Although this laptop stand is made from scrap wood, you could absolutely make it with pallet wood. It’s an easy beginner project that helps to add organization to your desktop and brings your laptop up to eye level to keep you from slouching when you work. See how to make this DIY laptop stand.

2. Indoor Sofa

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Great to use in a family room or playroom, you can seat the whole family on this pallet sofa. Double-stacked pallets give you storage underneath, and can we talk about those cushions?! Different colors and patterns give this easy pallet project a unique, fun look.

3. Pallet Wood Coat Rack

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We love the rustic look of this pallet wood coat rack, and you will too. It’s perfect for the person who loves rustic farmhouse design. Pieces of pallet wood stained in different colors are attached to a board behind them for easy wall mounting in your entryway. Make it as long as you want to accommodate your family’s needs.

4. Pallet Coffee Table on Wheels

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Pallets are the perfect size for a coffee table. The rustic natural finish of this one will complement any design style as a unique piece in your living room. Add a glass top and wheels, and you have a mobile coffee table full of texture and charm.

5. Pallet Wood Side Table

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Add rustic charm to your living space with this pallet wood side table. It’s easy to make with this tutorial.

6. Colorful Outdoor Chairs and Side Table

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Add color to your back patio that coordinates with the flower garden. These fun chairs and the side table are made using small pallets and then just add legs. You’ll need five pallets if you decide to make your own set to have in your garden space.

7. Pallet Wood Pumpkins

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Seasonal rustic decor is easy to make using pallet wood. These pumpkins can sit on your porch or your mantle until Thanksgiving. See how to make your own

8. Pallet Bed

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Make your own platform bed with pallets. This easy pallet project adds rustic boho charm to your bedroom. Don’t forget the headboard! And it’s a great place to add some faux greenery to the space. Sand and bleach the wood for a light-colored finish, or paint it in the color of your choice.

9. Pallet Armchairs

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Minimal and cozy, the design of these pallet armchairs invites you to curl up and read a good book. If you love Scandinavian design, these will be the perfect pallet wood project for you. The base of each chair is a pallet with wooden sides built to accommodate the largest cushions we have ever seen.

10. Planter Box

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This simple plant holder is easy to make with pallet wood. Line up your fave flowers or herbs and keep them all together for easy care. Tutorial to make this here.

11. . Pallet Desk Organizer

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Add storage and organization to your desk top using a pallet. By adding a piece of wood to create a shelf you have a place to keep office supplies, artwork and even greenery. It’s a great way to add some rustic charm to your workspace.

12. Pallet Wood Serving Tray

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Check out this cute tray! It’s made from pallet wood and would be an excellent gift for your favorite hostess. See how to make it here.

13. Outdoor Lounging Furniture

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Pallets were made for outdoor lounging furniture. The size gives you a deep sofa seating area and when you turn them long ways, they make the perfect chaise. Cushions and pillows add comfort and style for a day lounging in the sun.

14. Pallet Planter

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No pallet project list would be complete without a planter. They are perfect for planting flowers and herbs. Add wood dividers to make shelves in your pallet then add your plants in pots or plant directly into the pallet.

15. Pallet Wood Christmas Trees

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Make these cute Christmas trees with pallet wood. Decorate them with craft supplies you already have for a free holiday decoration. Tutorial here.

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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