If you're handy with a screwdriver and a saw (or even if you're not), we've got a roundup of sweet upcycled furniture you can make yourself out of old shipping pallets. Shipping pallets are plentiful and readily available - often for free - and though most businesses do their best to reuse them, many still end up in landfills. Pallets easily convert into sofas, tables and even beds, so read on for our favorite creations you can make yourself from these inexpensive materials.
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.
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.
Crafty mom Lori Danelle transformed a few shipping pallets into an adorable toddler bed. Her full DIY instructions will help you create your own too.
$5 worth of shipping pallets bought from my local recycling center became the coffee table of my dreams. With a little sanding and the installation of storage shelves, this coffee table is rustic a DIY project you’ll have completed in one Saturday.
One of our favorite magazines put out a great issue on upcycled projects before they folded (sigh), and one of the best projects was this great recycled wood dining table. You’ll be dining in high style with this stellar upcycling project.
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.