Tip: Seek out solid wood pallets that aren’t shipped from overseas to avoid chemical treatments, let them sit out in the sun for a week or two before using, and sand, sand, sand before recycling into new furniture.
Who would have thought that a DIY headboard could be as simple as leaning a pallet against the wall? Nina Holst of Stylizimo left hers natural for a rustic contrast against gray walls, bright white bedding and a stainless steel reading lamp.
Cut in half and stacked, these pallets create a simple organization system for wares in a shop without any other alterations. The idea could be adapted for a drying rack in an art studio or plates and pans in a kitchen.
A simple and practical coffee table is just four casters and a couple sheets of MDF away. Papernstitch Blog has a simple tutorial involving nothing but some scrap wood, hardware and paint, and Stylizimo features a version that has table legs and a glass top.
Pallets on casters or legs make a super-simple platform bed with built-in storage; use four to six for a queen or king-size mattress (depending on the size of the pallets) or two for a twin. Want yours higher? Just stack more pallets. It doesn’t get much easier than that.