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.
This pallet couch from Poppytalk has a similarly chilled-out vibe. It looks like a great spot for lounging, and napping too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wooden frame and pallets form the base of an outdoor sofa spotted on Froken H.
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.