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DIY: 44 Pallet Hacks You Can Easily Copy

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Topics covered: DIY, upcycling, furniture, woodworking. 

Recycling is a no-brainer. It's good for planet Earth, budget-friendly and gratifying. 

Industrial pallets, the ones you find piled up behind a supermarket, are a favourite in the up-cycling world. All you need is a little dexterity and a sprinkling of creativity. Use pallets to build a bench, a bed or side table. homify has compiled a list of 44 furniture ideas that you can do yourself. So get ready to be inspired and get out the hammer and nails. 

1. A wonderful cozy place to sit on your terrace. Pallets can be picked up for free from construction sites, grocery stores or ordered in batches for a low price.

2. Instead of a sofa, you can also opt for a bench with cushion for an Oriental atmosphere.

3. For the eco-lovers: You can also place the furniture inside.

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amiko espacios

Muebles para terraza

amiko espacios

4. Stack them together with a glass plate and wheels and you've got a snazzy patio table

 Garden  by ECOdECO Mobiliario
ECOdECO Mobiliario

MULHACÉN mesa palets. 120x80cm, 2 alturas

ECOdECO Mobiliario

5. For a wonderful industrial look, use pallets

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

ALMANZOR sofá palets. 120x80cm

ECOdECO Mobiliario

6. Brighten them up with a bit of whitewash

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Meubelen van pallets

Loungebank pallets 240x200cm wit

Meubelen van pallets

7. Whitewashed pallets and azure pillows evoke the Mediterranean

8. For extra comfy seating, embellish them with bulky pillows

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Meubelen van pallets

Loungebank pallets 240x200cm met kussen

Meubelen van pallets

9. Go dark for a more classic look

Don't be afraid to add deep dark stains, or paint, to add sophistication to your palette wood designs. 

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10. Colourful pillows always brighten up a space.

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Paletten-Style

Palettenlounge Lulatsch (groß)

Paletten-Style

11. And try something different like this by chopping up the pallet in various lengths.

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Biogibson

Salas y Terrazas con pallets

Biogibson

12. Or choose a pattern to break up the monotony.

13. Oil a few shelves in different colors and make them look old for a retro effect.

14. Or leave them just as they are ..

15. With some pallets stacked together, create a higher bench or table.

16. And think of the possibilities of lighting. Wow, ultra-violet!

17. Use whole pallets for smart designs like this sun lounger.

18. But you can also create an entire seating area with chairs, and a warm tint of paint!

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Set da giardino

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19. With two pallets and glass plate and you have a nice industrial-style table for your living room

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

RUSELL mesa palets. 120x47cm, 2 alturas

ECOdECO Mobiliario

20. Or add a double mattress for extra comfy seating.

modern Living room by Camila Feriato
Camila Feriato

Sofá de Pallets Remobília

Camila Feriato

21. Bring liveliness to your pallet bed with a nice shade of green!

rustic Bedroom by Biogibson
Biogibson

Recamara con madera ecológica

Biogibson

23. Pallets may not be chic but with premium bedding will nevertheless create a comfy and luxurious bed.

24.Or perhaps this hanging pallet bed is perfect for your castle

Light-weight palette wood makes all kind of fun swing designs possible! 

25. Paint you pallet so you don't see the boring base

rustic Bedroom by Biogibson
Biogibson

Recamara con madera ecológica

Biogibson

26. A fruit crate is a fun bedside table

 Household by ECOdECO Mobiliario
ECOdECO Mobiliario

ARCE mesa cajas de fruta

ECOdECO Mobiliario

27. Or knock of the sides and get a bit more creative

This genius little creation can side on top of the bed and act as a table for mealtime! 

28. This raw nightstand is beautiful for its simplicity

29. With a touch of whitewash, create a cozy dining table

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La maison

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La maison

30. Turn a fruit box upside down, add a cushion and you've got some hip, on-the-fly seating

31. Do you need a lot of storage space? Then copy this closet!

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homify

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homify

32. They work in the bathroom too

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

CEDRO estantería cajas de fruta

ECOdECO Mobiliario

33. Go retro with a few pop art pillows

34. Stain the pallet and use it as a vintage-looking shelf

35. Or go with black and white

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

VELETA estantería palets. 68cm

ECOdECO Mobiliario

If you have a little spot in your home where you need to hang things, whether for your chalk, your keys, or your hats, palette wood is a great solution. 

36. Turn then into staggered planters

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

MARBORÉ jardinera palets. 120x80cm, 3 alturas

ECOdECO Mobiliario

37. And paint them white so that your plants pop!

 Garden  by ECOdECO Mobiliario
ECOdECO Mobiliario

GABARRÓ jardinera palets. 120x47cm, 2 alturas

ECOdECO Mobiliario

Now is the time to build a little something extra for the garden pots. This design keeps them feeling unified and makes them easy to move! 

38. More storage

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ECOdECO Mobiliario

EUCALIPTO revistero cajas fruta

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39. You can also create a green wall or vertical garden with pallets

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Pop up Pallets

pallet tuin Large: Evergreen

Pop up Pallets

40. Or, a stunning floral display

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Pop up Pallets

pallet tuin Medium: Butterfly

Pop up Pallets

41. A mobile coffee table! When the guest leave, push it aside.

 Household by ECOdECO Mobiliario
ECOdECO Mobiliario

TEIDE mesa palets. 80×68 cm, 2 alturas

ECOdECO Mobiliario

42. Use a single lacquered pallet to build a coffee table in a jiffy

43. Cute as a divider , this pallet doubles as sofa in your garden. Enough space for all your guests ..

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Paletto's Furnature

Bancos Monchos (Sin Tapizado)

Paletto's Furnature

44. This creative and playful arrangement is ideal for your herb garden!

Do you like working with your hands and getting creative in your garden? We think you'll enjoy this ideabook: Grow Up: Plant A Vertical Garden.

- Based on a translation from homify Turkey.

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