Gallery: 6 Awesome Upcycled Shipping Pallet Creations You Can Make Your...

 

Country Sofas Made From Shipping Pallets

Stacked shipping pallets, a few coats of paint and some cozy cushions work together to serve as a simple couch. Pefect for the outdoors or a low-cost seating option, these DIY projects will be sure to inspire you.

Vibrant Folding Chairs From Upcycled Shipping Pallets

These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios are each made from a single shipping pallet. The only treatment these chairs get is a color strip, and they’re available in 14 different colors. You could easily create your own version at home too.

Slick Modernist Pallet Sofa

Modernist and elegant, this black sofa by France-based Studio-aparte is a multi-functional piece of furniture. It accommodates up to 2 people and has 2 handy mini-tables that tuck under the end of the sofa.

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  1. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin October 31, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Most people consider plastic to be terrible for the environment since it takes hundreds of years to biodegrade.

  2. gemini61 October 31, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Whats wrong with using the plastic pallets tio make the childs/youth bed they may not be totally free but can still be used the same way.

  3. ecosteps December 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I enjoy reading about the many projects on this website.
    We do however need to be careful about some the items we promote. I did a student design project based on upcycling pallets a few years ago. One important lesson we discovered along the way was that we don’t know what these pallets have been in contact with before (potential harmful chemicals or bacteria). Therefore, we should avoid anything related to food prep.
    I would also avoid uses like the childs crib / youth bed.

    Best

  4. EcogeekTN June 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I appreciate the idea pictured here and the intent to upcycle. I do however have to mention that I have read on a number of sites, including the FDA that pallets can often harbor unpleasant things like salmonella, listeria, E-colli, and others. I wouldn’t put my child in a bed with the potential to have those nasties surrounding them without taking some serious precautions.

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