It might surprise you to discover how much you can do with a wood pallet. See how you can transform this cast-off into various outdoor and indoor decorating accents for useful, beautiful pieces using wooden pallet projects.
A pretty trellis defines and secludes an intimate garden seating spot. To make your own, carefully inspect pallets for solid construction, including straight nails. Then simply stack pallets, removing boards as desired. Stain or paint as needed and attach garden containers using brackets.
Screen a view or create a backdrop for an outdoor seating area with this one-of-a-kind yard art. Hang from a wire attached to 3/4-inch wood screws at the top corners. To make: Thoroughly clean the pallet and allow drying. Roll on the background color with outdoor acrylic paint.
Before you pass by the less-than-perfect pallets, consider using the boards for unique, rustic accent. Here, pallet boards, some unadorned, some painted white, offer pretty contrast behind a corrugated tin headboard.
Trimmed-to-size pallets can offer an interesting place to boost gardening space — especially if your landscape has less-than-ideal square footage.
If you have a pallet in less-than-perfect condition, you can use some of those loose boards for a simple, flea market-style centerpiece. Remove a board and cut it to fit your tabletop. Remove all staples and/or nails, and gently sand the edges. Place vases or salvaged coils on top of the pallet.
A simple stack of cleaned-up and painted pallets was all it took to create a rustic platform bed. For a full-size bed, plan on using eight 40×38-inch pallets. Scrub thoroughly; allow drying. Paint with one or two coats, as desired, and stack.
Pallets come in a range of sizes, which means you can lash them together with bracing and brackets to create a just-right-for-you dining table.
A simple compost bin can help you tackle garden waste and save money on store-bought compost, too. To create one out of three pallets: level the ground where you’ll place your bin. Using 4x4s create two corners for your pallet compost bin.
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