Pinterest Pallet Project Inspiration
Pinterest is bursting with ideas big and small. Lately, DIY projects using found or repurposed shipping pallets have been all the rage on the popular platform. Perhaps because of their weathered look and rustic charm, pallets have been used for all kinds of projects from outdoor furniture and dog beds to fencing and gates. You can find this free wood at stores that receive large shipments of goods, or check out Craigslist or social media sites for free pallets as well. Just make sure you're treating the wood properly before using it.
Ready to be inspired? Here are nine DIY pallet projects from Pinterest!
1. Blanket Ladder
When the weather starts to change and you need some cozy blankets for warmth, you may be looking for a new way to store them when they aren’t in use. One of the more popular DIYs on Pinterest is the pallet board blanket ladder. The ladder makes it easy to see your blanket choices, as well as adding some farmhouse charm to your space without spending hardly anything.
Find the full tutorial here: http://cherishedbliss.com/diy-blanket-ladder-free-plans/
2. Outdoor Couch
Patio furniture can quickly break the bank if you aren’t careful. To save on a furniture set for your backyard, use pallet wood as your building material. For this project you don’t even need to separate the pallets—you can drill full-sized pallets together. For the base, stack two pallets of the same size together. Put arms and a back on your couch by turning pallets up on their side. The result will be a sturdy couch frame that you can add some cushions and pillows to.
Find the full tutorial here: http://www.ehow.com/how_10062285_make-couch-out-pallets.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage&crlt.pid=camp.hz7OqWdbF1JK
3. Swing Daybed
Connect two pallets, add some rope and an old mattress and you have yourself an adorable swinging daybed. Big enough to hold more than two, this will be the perfect place to gather in your yard or on your porch. You can have a picnic or take a nap on this spacious swing.
Find the full tutorial here: http://grillo-designs.com/diy-pallet-swing-bed/#sthash.cquIqhhb.qjtu
4. Cornhole Boards
Cornhole is a popular game to play outdoors, especially during football season. Add a weathered, rustic look to your game by making your next set of cornhole boards from pallet wood. You just have to ensure that the planks you choose are the same thickness and sanded down nicely so the beanbags don’t snag.
Find the full tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cornhole-Pallets/
5. Dog Bed
While you’re making pallet projects, try this one for your furry friends. Using a pallet keeps things cost-friendly and the boards will already be the right size for your pet. All you need for this DIY are a couple pallets, some hardware, and bedding.
Find the full tutorial here: https://www.1001pallets.com/download/pallet-dog-bed/
6. Barn Door Baby Gate
If the look and function of a traditional baby gate doesn’t appeal to you, you can make one from pallet boards. This gate in particular is designed to look like a barn door, complete with an "x" shape in the middle and sleek black hardware. It will be easy to open as well because this design allows you to open and close the gate like a small door. In addition to keeping small children safe, this gate can also be used to keep pets blocked off from restricted areas.
Find the full tutorial here: http://www.ithinkwecouldbefriends.com/2014/03/30/palette-wood-baby-pet-gate/
7. Picket Fence
Everyone's American dream includes a little picket fence. Well, now anyone can have one because there's a pallet hack for that. The tiny fence capitalizes on the free wood you can score from pallets to use as the posts. You will only have to purchase 2x4s for the horizontal part of the fence.
Photo and Idea Source: http://adventurous-andersons.blogspot.com/2013/07/pallet-picket-fence.html
8. Accent Wall
Transform the look of your space with an accent wall made of pallet wood. By staining or painting the wood different colors and piecing them together on a wall, you can quickly make a space look cozier. You can nail the wood directly on your wall, or use a sturdy glue. The warmth of the natural wood will make your room more inviting and can hide whatever hideous wallpaper you may want to cover.
Find the full tutorial here: http://lifecraftsandwhatever.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-plank-wall-finally.html