Ahh the wood pallet. So simple in it’s design, yet filled with so many possibilities. Wooden pallets have been around for use in retail environments for lifting large amounts of inventory, but lately there has been an increased interest from people that want to reuse the wood pallet to create upcycled furniture.
One might think with such a rustic looking object, the furniture would also turn out to be unpolished as well. That is far from the truth. Beautiful wood pallet furniture pieces can be made depending on the carpentry skills, the tools on hand, the blueprints available and the imagination level of the creator.
A few tips to remember when creating your custom made wood pallet furniture:
#1 Get ideas from the web and DIY to spark your own imagination. You may already have something in mind about what you want to build, but keep an open mind to others possibilities. There are many projects that have been made that you might have thought were possible with wood pallets.
#2 Have a blueprint or a plan. It’s one thing to have an idea but quite another to turn that idea into reality. Make sure you have a blueprint to refer to and read it FIRST before making any cuts.
#3 Hire a professional if you don’t have the skills or the time. The whole idea behind using a wood pallet for furniture is to possibly save money on furniture by doing it yourself. But even if you hire a carpenter you would still be saving money on a custom piece by providing the materials. Check out a resource like craigslist.org to look for local carpenters with reasonable fees
Here are some more ideas of things to create using a wood pallet:
With these tips and ideas you are well on your way to having a custom made wood pallet furniture piece, that also helps the earth out as well. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
And now that work is finished, sit back and relax with a cold drink out of your wood pallet drink cooler…