9 Times Pallet Furniture Actually Looked Really Good

9 Times Pallet Furniture Actually Looked Really Good

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 30, 2015
(Image credit: Plaza Interior)

First making furniture out of pallets was ingenious, then it was trendy, then it was kind of a cliche. But just because pallets have suddenly become the DIY furniture-making material of choice — with a few unfortunate results — doesn't mean there aren't good ideas out there.

But before we get going, a caveat! Be very careful which pallets you use in your projects, as some of them may have come into contact with dangerous chemicals. Here's a handy guide to identifying which pallets are safe to use.

Above: This rolling coffee table adds texture and a bit of industrial charm to a space from Plaza Interior. This is a pretty simple project — just add wheels to a pallet and you're good to go.

(Image credit: Poppytalk)

This pallet couch from Poppytalk has a similarly chilled-out vibe. It looks like a great spot for lounging, and napping too.

(Image credit: Skona Hem)

These rolling pallet tables from Skona Hem get an extra dose of cool from oversized wheels. Glass tops cut to fit the pallets add a little extra sophistication.

(Image credit: Pretty Prudent)
(Image credit: Pretty Prudent)

This pallet daybed from Pretty Prudent uses a twin mattress as the bottom cushion. Blogger Jamie provides really detailed instructions, and also advice on where to find pallets (or buy them really cheap) if you don't just happen to have a bunch lying around.

(Image credit: Plaza Interior)

This pallet desk from Plaza Interior uses IKEA desk legs and, cleverly, makes use of of the interstitial space in the pallet for storage. If you love the look but want a smooth writing surface, a custom-cut plexiglass top could do the trick.

(Image credit: Casa Vogue)

Pallets and floor cushions form a low sofa in a tall space from Casa Vogue. There's also another wheeled pallet table, just for kicks.

(Image credit: Froken H)

A wooden frame and pallets form the base of an outdoor sofa spotted on Froken H.

(Image credit: Andreja Pavic)

This daybed, from Andreja Pavic via One Kind Design, is outfitted with wheels for versatility, and a back to support additional cushions. A rail added to the front keeps the mattress from sliding.

(Image credit: The Merrythought)

And finally, here's a dramy hanging pallet bed tutorial from The Merrythought, perfect for your front porch or pretty much anywhere in your house.

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