The Bunnings Workshop community has many clever and creative members regularly sharing amazing pallet projects.
Recycling pallets is great for the environment and provides an inexpensive source of materials for many keen woodworkers. Better still, it is not difficult to repurpose pallet wood into fantastic items like garden planter boxes and outdoor furniture.
Be inspired by these pallet wood projects shared by our resourceful members.
Here’s our top 10 most popular pallet projects on Workshop by pageviews:
Rob loves “indulging his inner tradie at weekends” but reckons he started this popular table without much of a plan. He used four pallets, two of which he took completely apart, then inserted the strips of wood into the gaps on the other pallets to make a solid tabletop. You can make your own by following Rob's step-by-step instructions in this guide: How to build a pallet timber table.
Workshop member Lester kicked off this popular planter box project by confessing he had with “no idea how to start”. But after a little help from the community and a robust design sketch, he soon had a wonderful planter box lined with recycled laserlite sheets that has inspired many other members. The project also sparked some great discussion.
Passionate pallet advocate Rylie's favourite project to date, this huge outdoor table measures 1.6 by 2.1 metres and was almost entirely made from pallet wood. After sanding, Rylie decided to use a small gas blowtorch to produce a striking burn effect instead of staining.
Pallet project aficionado Marty described this project as “a fun build and reasonably simple”. His tip for creating a pallet bar is just to ensure the overhanging ledge is well supported as mates will love leaning on it when nursing a well-earned drink. Marty has since shared other fantastic designs with the community as well as pallet coffee tables.
Workshop member KGriff1 had a problem that doesn’t happen in our house – a wine surplus. Looking for a quick and cheap way to store them, she recycled a pallet into a fantastic shelf to store wine, books and some potted succulents. All that was needed was some extra MDF and some sanding work.
Riley created these pallet picture frames by transferring photos to wood and reckons it's an easy enough project to do on the kitchen bench. He even shared step-by-step instructions so you can give this a go yourself.
Step-by-step instructions for your pallet projects
Our Bunnings Workshop How-to section includes several pallet projects with full step-by-step instructions, photos to guide you, and a full list of tools and materials required. The guides include: