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Top 10 most popular pallet projects

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager




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.


PalletBar.jpgPallet 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:


1. Pallet bar by @Yorky88


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.


2. Pallet bench seat with storage and planter boxes by @LePallet


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.


3. Rustic pallet couch by @Yorky88


This pallet couch or day bed was created by Marty with the help of school students. The base frame was built using 2x4 H3 treated pine and then it was clad using recycled pallet wood.

   PalletTable.jpgD.I.Y. table made using four pallets

4. D.I.Y. table made from pallets by @RobPegley


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.


5. Pallet planter box by @lcantem


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.


 6. Monster outdoor table with burn effect by @LePallet


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.

PalletBookshelf.jpgPallet book and wine shelf


7. Pallet book and wine shelf by @KGriff1


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.


8. Chevron coffee table by @Yorky88


Another popular Workshop project from Marty, this simple but striking coffee table features an attractive chevron pattern on the tabletop.  


9. D.I.Y. photos transferred onto pallet wood picture frames by @LePallet


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.


10. Balcony bench seat using pallet wood by @LePallet


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

 GardenIdeas.jpgJamespeter100 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.


And for more great ideas for using pallets in the garden, @Jamespeter100 has shared lots of creative ideas in this fantastic post.


Don't forget to share your pallet projects with the Workshop community. We look forward to seeing your handiwork soon.  

3 Replies

Hello i am a newbie, and I was wondering how or where do I find instructions for the projects that are shown on this site, eg the pallet projects.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

 Hi @Ericmilo,

Welcome to Workshop. We're really pleased you could join us and trust you'll receive loads of helpful advice and inspiration for your projects from our clever and creative community members.


All the projects on this site are posted by members just like yourself. Some will provide handy step-by-step instructions for replicating their work, while others might just share a photo of the finished result. But if you ever see something you like and want some help, just ask! We have loads of helpful members who will be keen to assist. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have a question. 


Also feel free to let me know if you need help getting the most from the site, or have any feedback about how we can make Workshop more useful to you.


Thanks again,




Community Manager Jason
Community Manager



I should have also encouraged you to check out the member profile stories of two of our leading pallet project creators @LePallet and @Yorky88. I'm sure Rylie and Marty would be more than happy to share some tips with you for getting started if you'd like to let us know what kind of project you'd like to start with.


Hope that helps.




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