The Workshop community has many clever and creative members regularly sharing amazing pallet projects.
Recycling pallets is great for the environment and provides an inexpensive source of materials for many keen woodworkers. Better still, it is not difficult to repurpose pallet wood into fantastic items like garden planter boxes and outdoor furniture.
Pallet barBe inspired by these pallet wood projects shared by our resourceful members.
Here’s our top 10 most popular pallet projects on Workshop by pageviews:
Pallet project aficionado Marty described this project as “a fun build and reasonably simple”. His tip for creating a pallet bar is just to ensure the overhanging ledge is well supported as mates will love leaning on it when nursing a well-earned drink.
This ingenious creation not only looks great, but is extremely practical. It contains handy storage underneath the bench seat as well as two planter boxes for your favourite plants. It was the first project shared on Workshop by passionate pallet advocate Rylie.
Rob loves “indulging his inner tradie at weekends” but reckons he started this popular table without much of a plan. He used four pallets, two of which he took completely apart, then inserted the strips of wood into the gaps on the other pallets to make a solid tabletop. Some planning was needed and sanding to make the top smooth.
Workshop member Lester kicked off this popular planter box project by confessing he had with “no idea how to start”. But after a little help from the community and a robust design sketch, he soon had a wonderful planter box lined with recycled laserlite sheets.
Rylie’s favourite project to date, this huge outdoor table measures 1.6 by 2.1 metres and was almost entirely made from pallet wood. After sanding, Rylie decided to use a small gas blowtorch to produce a striking burn effect instead of staining.
Workshop member KGriff1 had a problem that doesn’t happen in our house – a wine surplus. Looking for a quick and cheap way to store them, she recycled a pallet into a fantastic shelf to store wine, books and some potted succulents. All that was needed was some extra MDF and some sanding work.
Rylie has shared step-by-step instructions for transferring your favourite snaps onto pallet wood. He also likes to give the frames a more rustic look with stain, burning and sanding effects. We think they look fantastic.
Another popular recent project shared by Rylie, this large bench seat certainly looks like a great spot to relax and enjoy a quiet drink or two.
More pallet project ideas
Jamespeter100 has shared many great project ideas
Don’t miss our long-running D.I.Y. pallet discussion, which includes a wonderful pallet bar from @Jackson and a pallet wood compost bin by @Adam_W. There’s also plenty of handy hints and tips for obtaining pallets and working with them.