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1.10.2013

Wood Pallet | DIY Furniture

The humble wood pallet, commonly used in the shipping industry for loading and unloading, has many uses when it comes to DIY and upcycling. With furniture, the possibilities are endless. I've seen some impressive pallet transformations such as sofas, kitchen benches, coat racks, room dividers, wine storage... the list goes on! There are two ideas which I'm really loving right now, the first being pallet beds. Si over at French By Design wrote an awesome post on these last year. Check it out here

The second, which I (by I, I mean hubby) would really like to have a go at making for our new house, is the pallet coffee table. Simple and stylish with an industrial edge, here are some of my favourite finds. 



When we lived in our previous home, my husband obtained several pallets for free, which he used as flooring for our garden shed. From what I hear, companies are happy to give them away rather than discarding them. Garden centres are a good place to try. If DIY isn't your thing, you can buy ready made pallet tables that are really affordable. This one from Primary Ltd in Auckland is very cool, and at $180, won't break the bank. They have plans to ship nationwide soon, and of course, there are many companies worldwide who make them. 

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16 comments:

  1. Love them too. I like the glass topped ones - it adds another texture and element, and the smooth surface contrasts the rough wood. Not to mention, practical for cleaning. x

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    1. Great point. Stylish and practical .. perfect! x

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  2. Ahhh great minds think alike. I had already done my guest post for you for next week and well, you guessed it. Wooden pallets was the topic. Back to the drawing board for me!

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    1. Oh that made me giggle ... great minds all right! Sorry to have bet you to it - can you post on your blog? I'd love to see it! x x

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  3. Yep, pallets are super cool, also love the look of them as bed bases but not sure how good it would be for the back. The outdoor reading spot is a great idea also. Mel

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    1. I actually read about someone who made one and said it was the most comfy bed ever! I think a good quality mattress is key.. x

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  4. Thank you for sharing these innovate ideas for using wood pallets around the house; with a little stain or paint, you can hardley tell!

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    1. So glad you like these ideas! Thanks for stopping by x

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  5. LOVE the pallet stacked table! I have only seen designs with one pallet for the table. I love that one. I just recently found the "how to" on pinterest and went out and bought iron table legs for the project. But now after seeing the multiple pallets and extra storage I think I will be changing my plans. Thanks so much for your post.

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    1. Thanks Marietta. I love the sound of the iron table legs - that will look great, and I think extra storage for mags & books is also the way to go - so glad I could help x

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  6. This is awesome! I love those desings and also the interior desinged of the rooms.- palletmaxx.shoppkg.com

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  7. Isn't this orange chair has same shape like this gray rug..? Well, this match is really looking good..!

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  8. that first photo.. with the glass top. Where did you find that photo? I'd like to purchase, but I can't find the source.

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    1. Hi there. Here is the source http://homeanddelicious.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/tranquility-in-norway.html
      Unfortunately there is no info on where to buy as I think it was a DIY project. You could also look at getting one custom made. Good luck! I'd love to hear how you get on x

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  9. Awesome ideas and Refreshing!!..Thanks for sharing!!

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