DIY projects with pallets

A home which has all its spaces designed in a gorgeous, desired manner and has stylish furnishings is usually the dream of any homeowner. If you are able to accomplish this it can offer you pleasure and a sense of satisfaction. Through pallet projects, you can reuse any pallets which have been discarded away so that you can have a better home which is well decorated.

In case you like DIY items for your yard and home which does not cost a lot of money, then these DIY projects with pallets can be the best choice for you.

1. Pallet planter Box

The planter box is very useful in planting flowers and some plants like fruit-bearing plants in a homestead or compound so as to make it appealing. It is also important in making the best fittings and furniture for one’s house.

The directions on how to use it are very simple as they can be understood by both non-experienced and experienced carpenters. The planter box can be simply created with the pallet wood and this leads to its interesting frugal DIY.

You can try this by simply looking for a hammer, some nails, a pallet wood, and a saw and follow the given procedure to make a planter box.

Pallet Shelf

2. Outdoor balcony fittings made of pallets

Fittings made of pallets can certainly improve a veranda, balcony or platform. It will surely be the best first project for a trainee, unfortunately, one will require a huge number of pallets to start the project.

Additionally, there are other requirements for this project like one requires sandpaper, some paint, creativity, a tape measure and approximately 6 hours to finish the task.

Luckily, this project can cost a little amount of money about $40 when carpenter avoids painting the pallets.

3. Fold-down pallet desk

This fold–down desk can help carpenters to save money and space since requires a little amount of money to create and occupies a small space.

For you to successively fold this pallet desk, you will require to assemble a piano hinge and plywood. Sandpaper, stain, and creativity are also required. Lastly, you need a window sash for you to be able to keep it closed when you are not using.

You can make this pallet desk yourself and it is the best to go for when you don’t have adequate space and it’s so luxurious,thus carpenters enjoy using it when carrying out their activities.

4. A swing bed made of pallet

The discarded pallets are very useful, they can be used to make a swing bed that can help the carpenters during the summer season. It’s possible to make one swing on during these tiresome days.

You need some cushions, pallets,2*4 lumber,2-3 vinyl zippered cushion covers, screws, a saw, measuring tape and a drill. You only need to put some little effort and enjoy in the future. Using pallets can help make your outdoor colorful.

5. A pallet coller

If you want to spend much of your time enjoying yourself outside in your compound, this project can be of very much help to you. You can make this by disassembling two wood pallets from a swing bed and use them in this task. It’s interesting that it’s flexible, and one can make that can fit their own required size so that he/she can start to enjoy having cold drinks. It’s practical and simple to make one.

6. Pallet herb rack

Its simple to use an old wood pallet to make a rack for flowers or herbs that can give your outside compound beautiful greenery by just using only a vertical space in your compound. You only need some nails, a magazine or newspaper, saw and wooden pallet to make your pallet flower rack.

You can also use the pallet planter to plant strawberries in your home garden.

7. Strawberry pallet planter

If you create this planter, you will be able to make sure that the dirt from your strawberries is kept safe and this strawberry will grow strong.

You can access a video tutorial and the written procedure from the internet on how you can make this planter. You can access them and this project only needs one wood pallet to create.

The output of this project is so interesting, it works and is cheap.

8. Pallet serving tray

You can use the scraps of the pallet in creating this beautiful serving tray so that you can add decor to your living space or use it for serving your breakfast. This pallet is made from a nail gun, pallet wood, broken window sash, and picket fence pieces. You can paint it so that you can make it more beautiful.

9. Pallet lemonade stand

If you wish to make the most magnificent wooden pallet then Lemonade stand should be one of your best choices. While you make this pallet you will be required to use 100% salvaged lumber, nails, and screws.


10. Pallet bench

In case you like using power tools then this DIY pallet bench is a good idea and can offer you the best outdoor seating area. When you are designing it you need the following things:

• A compound mitre saw

• Clear waterproof sealer

• Self-taping wood screws

• Pallets

• A lot of space

• 4×4 or 3×3 wood for making frames

• A sander

• Seat cushions

• High-quality fabric for pillows

11. Pallet wall

In case you wish to offer your wall a magnificent new look, then this creative DIY wood pallet project can be the best for you. After doing this project be assured that you will no longer be walking past any abandoned pallet again. This project will relatively cost you a few cents as you can use the leftover paint in painting your new wall.

12. Pallet storage rack

It’s possible for you to build your own fruit or vegetable storage rack using pallets. This creative DIY wood pallet project can act as the best container where you can organize or store the fresh fruits and vegetables that you buy from the market.

13. Pallet compost bin

It’s high time that you should green so that you make your own DIY pallet wood compost bin. Creating a compost bin using pallets is very cheap and easier than you can imagine. Some of the things that you need are basic power tools for creating any DIY wood pallet project, hardware, wire, and recycled pallets.

If you’re interested in having a custom built Farmhouse style piece built feel free to contact me!

(5) EASY Woodworking projects for beginners

5 woodworking projects for beginners

Are you looking for woodworking projects for beginners? I have done some research online and found these to be the top five woodworking projects for beginners.

Whether you have a woodworking shop full of tools or just a few basic tools in your garage you can accomplish these projects.  


Barn Wood

Do you have what it takes to be a woodworker?

There is a certain mindset that woodworker must have.  You must be willing to be creative and think outside the box.  There’s really no right or wrong way to complete your woodworking project but there are preferred ways.  

Are you building this piece to be sold or for yourself? If you are building this for yourself you get the final say.  If you’re building the piece to be sold you may need to be a little more particular.  

Woodworking definitely requires some patience. There is this old rule that all Woodworkers live by and that’s “Measure twice, Cut once”.  With all new projects just take your time and things will work out fine!

Wood is a very forgiving material to work with. In the end it’s just wood and they make wood filler for a reason!  

What are the basic tools I will need?

There are a few tools that you would definitely need to start any woodworking project.  Whether these are power tools or hand tools it makes no difference.

One of the most important Tools in a woodworkers shop is his tape measure. Without a tape measure you will be up a creek without a paddle.  

The second most important tool in a Woodworkers shop is his saw.  Whether this is a hand saw or a powered saw it makes no difference.  

If you’re looking to get into mass production or have a lot of projects to do I would suggest getting a power saw.  The most common powered saw that everyone should have or has already is a circular saw. 

If you’re getting into more of a fine woodworking project you may want to consider a compound miter saw.  This type of Saw allows you to cut Square lines across the width of a board. There’s also makes it easy to cut angles as well.

The last most basic tool that every woodworker should have is of course a hammer.  I am sure if you dig around in your garage you probably already have this.  A hammer is a tool that you will typically buy once and have it for the rest of your life.

Needless to say if you’re looking to do more than one project or have multiple projects you may want to consider a nail gun.  

 Basic Tool List:

  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • hammer

How long will it take to build these projects?

This is a question that there is no easy answer to. The length of a project really depends on how much time and effort you want to put into the project. 

There is no real reason to get all fancy on your first project with dovetail joints or fancy inlays. I would suggest as a beginner woodworker that you start with the basics.  Let’s save the fancy woodworking for a second project. 

Most of the projects that I have listed below can be completed within a few hours. Depending on the tools you have on hand they may be completed much faster.

I will save the complex woodworking for another post. These projects will just be for fun!

Can I sell my woodworking projects?

You can sell almost any woodworking project that you do. Now that being said that changes the whole amount of time that you’re going to spend on your project.   You also want to watch what you spend on your project.


A lot of times in woodworking you end up spending twice as much time as you expect on the project. Cost Plus materials almost always outweighs the resale value of a piece when completed.

If you’re planning to resell some of these items you want to think about what your outlet is for selling them. Will you be selling these on Etsy or in a brick-and-mortar store? Do you have your own online store?

There are many factors to take in if you’re considering to sell your items.   But it can be a very fulfilling hobby to take up.   If you’re looking to start a resale woodworking business I would definitely suggest sticking to basic woodworking projects.

Save the complex projects for special orders so that you don’t build up an inventory that you’re unable to sell.  Always consider the cost of the project before building up an inventory to sell. 

There are many basic projects that you can do and sell. If that’s what you’re looking to get into some these projects are definite fit.   Again start by getting your hands wet and then build from there.

Wine Bottle Display

The first project we’re going to talk about is the wine bottle display. These displays are easy to to build and fun!

They make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays or to add to your home decor. These can be as simple as a box that holds a single bottle of wine or a shelf to display your Mammoth collection of wine.

I have built many of them to use in the past using simple pieces of pallets or leftover in the shop.

I do enjoy using pallets when I have the time to break them down although breaking down pallets is a lot of work.   Using reclaimed wood such as pallets adds a special rustic feel to any piece.

Pallet Shelf

Simple pallet shelves

I have this one listed as simple pallet shelves. Although I have it listed as pallet shelves there are many different shell styles that you can build. Shelving is probably one of the easiest woodworking projects for anybody.

Shelf’s can be as simple as taking a piece of wood and cutting it to lay. Mini building supply stores sell pre-made wooden brackets that can be attached to your wooden Shelf.

Wooden brackets will run you around $10 each or you can go with a metal bracket for about the same cost. It all comes down to what look you’re going for in the end.

If you’d like to spruce up your shelf and you have access to a router you can add detailed edging to your shelf.

A simple round over bit will make any shelves stand out. If you don’t have access to a router you can use quarter round trim that should be available at your local lumber store.

But if you’re going for that rustic look for your home decor you could definitely give pallets a shot for your project. Using reclaimed wood adds a special up to just about any project you have.

Flower pot hanger

Ah… The flower pot hanger. This is a project that’s going to be great for summer time.  Although I have not built one of these yet I think they’ll be great.

Basically what I’m doing is taking some 2×4’s and building a large picture frame and attaching it to a larger 2×8 base.   I would consider this as a extremely basic woodworking project. It will only consist of straight 90 degree cuts and joints.

At the top of the picture frame right in the middle I will attach a metal hook that can be used to hang a flower pot. You can also spruce up the top of the picture frame by adding a decorative post top.

Sofa cup holder

There now if you have this problem at your house but I do. I sit down on the couch and there is literally no room for an end table. Well the sofa cup holder is the solution!

What is the sofa cup holder you may ask? Basically it’s three Square boards that are nailed together to make a U.  The end goal of this would be to slide it over the arm of your sofa so you have a place to rest your cup.  

This is a great solution if you don’t have the space to add an end table. We’ll also consider this project as another extremely basic woodworking project. Now granted if you’d like to get fancy with this you could route out a circle into the size of a cup. But if you don’t want to get fancy not a problem.

Rustic Candle holders

Candle holders are another great woodworking project for the beginner.   These can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like.  The most basic candle holder is constructed out of a simple 4×4.   To make this style candle holder all you need to do is cut the four by four to length and drill a few holes the size of the candles.  

I’m sure you’ve all seen the little candles better typically used that come with the little tin bottom.  They work great for this style of candle holder

If you’re wanting to display larger candles that’s not a problem. You can also use small pieces of trim as the picture frame around the candle. Essentially making a small box for the candle to sit in.

You can make these candle displays as small or as big as you’d like. This is also a great chance to use some of that reclaimed wood you’ve collected in your past projects.

Thank you for hanging out and best of luck on your woodworking project!

Well if you made it this far in a post I want to thank you for hanging out.  I hope that you have enjoyed the information that I have provided and that it has inspired you to tackle your woodworking project.

With any woodworking project just remember to have fun and be creative.  Sometimes it can be difficult to think of the next project to build and for that there are many resources online to help you.

Below I have listed a link where you can get access to over 16000 woodworking projects. This may be a helpful starting point for many of us Woodworkers as we all hit that creative wall some times. Feel free to check it out

Please feel free to use the comment section for any questions and comments you may I will be happy to answer them.