The recycling, repurposing, and upcycling of unwanted items and materials has become hugely popular in recent years as we begin to understand the importance of conserving our precious resources. There’s so much we throw away as a society that could actually be given another purpose, if we only had a mind to do it. Take wood pallets, for instance. Traditionally, and commonly, used for transporting large goods, they can actually be turned into some pretty nifty items of furniture. Just take a look at these inspiring examples of pallet furniture.
Create a sofa out of nothing more than some old pallets and a few cushions – it’s a great way to add extra seating to a room.
Another beautiful sofa, again constructed from only pallets and cushions. And to finish off the look, this space even has crate bookshelves.
This pallet coffee table fits perfectly with the surrounding decor, showing just how effective this kind of furniture can be.
If you want to create your own pallet coffee table, it’s as easy as varnishing or painting a pallet and then attaching some wheels.
And it’s not just small tables that can be made from pallets. This charming kitchen table, built with wood pallets and painted blue, belies its modest beginnings.
Need a headboard? Wood pallets are a pretty simple, and rustic, solution.
How about an entire bed frame made from pallets? Despite its simplicity, this bed still manages to appear stylish.
Continue your rustic-chic look by adding a pallet shelf or two to your kitchen, or anywhere else in your home for that matter.
Pallets can be adapted to suit pretty much any of your furniture needs – even a small desk for your home office.
Gather together a couple of pallets and a mattress and just like that you have a functioning guest bed.
This pallet side table may be plain, but it fits in beautifully with the surroundings nonetheless.
Simple pallet seating, with some handy under-seat storage thrown in for good measure.
An indoor bench made from pallets, and happily constructed around the radiator so that you’ll be toasty warm no matter the time of year.
This pallet bench is a little rough around the edges, but it’s still a good place to park your bum for an hour or two.