5 Uses for Wood Pallets in the Home

Reusing wooden pallets as furniture is not just for industrial interiors or lofts. When I came across the first picture of the pallet coffee table with the glass top, I was inspired to find more examples of different ways to reuse pallets. My favorite use is the office workspace constructed entirely of pallets.

Uses for Wood Pallets:

  • Coffee Table: I have seen a few versions of the pallet coffee table, usually in a more raw form. Chris from Chris' Industrial "Dreamer's Dream" Loft made his coffee table and its unfinished look fit perfectly into his industrial loft space. On the contrast, I love how simply adding a glass top and caster wheels gives the coffee table a whole new look.
  • Kid's Bed: To change up the look of a traditional kids room and teach sustainability early on, why not incorporate a wood pallet bed.
  • Office Desk: Using wood pallets to serve as a desk is something I have never seen before until I came across an entire office setup built from pallets. I love the idea and I think it makes for a very creative and inspiring work environment.
  • Sofa: Just add a cushion and a few pillows on top of a stack of pallets and you have a sofa. I don't know that it is comfortable enough to be your main sofa, but it could be fun for extra seating.
  • Ottoman: I like the look of the raw pallet, but I can also appreciate the finished/painted pallets which serve as the base of the featured ottoman.

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Images: Norske interiorblogger, monkeyzen, The Office of Erik Dahl, Javakonindo

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.