Lately, I’ve been obsessed with pinning images of DIY wood pallet furniture. Just search “pallet furniture” on Pinterest, and you’ll find really creative ideas for homemade wood pallet coffee tables, patio furniture and even home theater seating.
The pallets most DIYers are after are made of wood and are used to pack goods while being shipped. The wood pallets can be often picked up for free in parking lots or dumpsters – just be sure to check that the pallets are being discarded before you start loading them into your car!
Repurposed Pallet Furniture
One pallet furniture piece I really like is an outdoor pallet coffee table that I saw on the blog, Joy Ever After.
A pallet design I think is great is a pallet planter by The Inspired Room.
I think the wood pallet sofa by Funky Junk Interiors is ingenious – and very thrifty!
I’ve read, however, that some wood pallets could pose safety hazards from chemicals and contaminants that they may have come into contact with during the shipping process. GreenUpgrader.com offers some useful tips are how to spot wood pallets that are safe to use for your pallet furniture, and those that are not.