Pallets are a fun and cost-effective way to create home and garden projects that provide a modern rustic stylish look for your home. Not to mention that this material is easy to source. In addition, most pallet projects only require basic tools, making them a great material for DIY.
So, if you’re interested in this home project, kickstart it by checking some trendy ideas this 2021:
1. Indoor Pallet Sofa
To achieve a country-style rustic look for your lovely home, you can match your engineered hardwood flooring with an indoor pallet sofa.
Here’s how you can make an indoor pallet sofa project:
Source pallets: Find reliable sources of pallet wood in your local area, preferably food chains or restaurants near you that use food-grade pallets for their goods and supplies. Always choose ones with a mark that indicates the safety of the pallet for indoor use.
Clean and dry pallets: Before you create an indoor sofa, make sure to clean and dry the pallets first by scrubbing the wood with soapy water or bleach. Rinse it with a power washer and leave the washed pallets under the sun to dry.
Gather the things you need: Prepare your measuring tool, hammer, nails, saw, and drills.
Cut and nail them down: Making a pallet sofa is straightforward. You just have to cut them into your desired measurements based on your sofa space and nail them down in layers across, perpendicularly, or ‘L’ shapes until you finally create an indoor pallet sofa.
Finish: You can now seal the pallet sofa or paint it to your liking. Once dried, accessorize your new pallet sofa with foam seating and colourful throw pillows.
2. Trendy Wall Organizer
Create a vertical wall organizer out of pallets where you can store your bills, key chains, and other small important stuff you usually hide or pin somewhere. Create one as if you’re making a vertical pallet planter with additional hooks for hanging keys.
3. Horizontal Pallet Planters
You probably have seen many vertical pallet planters in the neighbourhood. Well, it’s time to try the other way around this 2021, which is making horizontal pallet planters. They’re lighter to look than vertical planters, allowing you to conveniently view your small plants and flowers.
Here’s how to create one:
Install pallets: Install cleaned and dried pallets horizontally and nail them down.
Create small plant boxes: Now, create small plant boxes for your plants and blossoms.
Install in your patio: You can make hanging horizontal planters, which serve as a perimeter for your patio or balcony.
4. Rustic Pallet Headboard
Headboards protect your head and pillow while you’re sleeping. Did you know that you could also make one using a pallet for a rustic bedroom ambiance? Yes, this pallet home project is fun and can be done on your day off.
Just like the pallet sofa, source the pallets from a trusted source, as well as clean and dry them under the sun to disinfect the ultraviolet rays. Next, take bed measurements and cut the pallets according to your desired sizes. Make sure that the headboard isn’t too low or high, but just enough to provide space for your seating support if you want to read a book or magazine before sleeping.
5. Pallet Tables And Chairs
Create your own design of outdoor or indoor pallet tables and chairs or benches. Pallets make great outdoor furniture projects like coffee tables for your patio. You can try a boxy design if you have a big space at home or sleek ones for your outdoor pallet seating. Essentially, pallets are very durable so you can turn them into creative furniture pieces that can last for many years.
Check the following steps on how to make pallet tables and chairs:
- Gather tools and supplies–you’ll need a jigsaw, drill, handsaw, sander, set square, and screwdriver.
- Cut out the pallets. Draw straight lines on the sides of the pallet using a square set. Cut along the lines using a jigsaw on the top of the pallet and underside for the arms.
- Sand down all the rough edges until you attain a smooth surface or driftwood-like finish.
- Drill pilot holes to place the bolts.
- Turn the pallet over and use long screws to attach castor wheels to all four corners.
- Glue the pallet arms together.
- Create a comfortable cushion.
These trendy pallet home projects are produced to do. The final output provides great furniture and decorative pieces for your home, too. You can even create them with your spouse or teenage kid, enhancing your bonding experience during your free time.