14 Free Pallet Furniture Plans

Easy DIY Projects to Repurpose Pallets at Home

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Make pallet furniture using free plans that turn ordinary and common shipping pallets into something extraordinary for your home. Pallet furniture is easy and affordable to build, and it's always in style with an array of projects to choose from.

The wide variety of pallet plans here includes a large shed project, medium projects, such as a holder for a drink cooler and coffee tables, to smaller ideas such as a shelf and wine rack.

To help you build these great items, plans may include an assortment of tools, such as color photos, written step-by-step directions, diagrams, materials lists, and tips you need finish the projects. To find building materials, check out these tips on how to find free pallets near you.

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    Pallet Cooler Holder

    Picture of a wooden cooler holder

    Home Repair Tutor

    Home Repair Tutor's plan includes a step-by-step video to help you build a cooler holder made from pallet wood. Any cooler can work for this project and you'll need several pallets for the plan. Just build the holder to match the cooler's size. For the best fit, you will need to tweak the cooler by removing handles, hinges, and wheels.

    This pallet cooler holder plan sneaks in a drain so you can empty water from the cooler without having to turn over the entire structure. You can also add other things to this creation like a bottle cap holder and adjustable feet.

    Pallet Cooler Holder from Home Repair Tutor

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    DIY Pallet Swing Bed

    Picture of a pallet swing bed

    The Merrythought

    If you have a twin mattress and some old pallets lying around, put them to use and build yourself this swing bed designed by The Merrythought.

    The plan requires two pallets for the base's size and you can modify the plan to fit other-sized mattresses. Once the correct length has been measured, and all the boards are in place, just hang a rope from both ends to finish it off.

    DIY Pallet Swing Bed from The Merrythought

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    DIY Pallet Coffee Table

    Picture of a pallet coffee table

    The Merrythought

    This coffee table plan from Merrythought includes a small shelf just below the top surface so you can store magazines and books.

    All the materials and tools are listed before you begin so you know what's needed to complete the project. The Merrythought provides plenty of pictures and advice to help you along the way.

    DIY Pallet Coffee Table from The Merrythought

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    Pallet Patio Bar with Concrete Top

    Picture of a pallet patio bar with concrete top

    Instructables Outside

    Amature Hour for Instructables put together a patio bar with a concrete top and shelves. This bar is 40 inches high and around 6 feet long. The front is designed with two attached pallets. A middle support holds the concrete top.

    A full materials list is included so you can be sure to have exactly what you need to build this pallet bar.

    Pallet Patio Bar with Concrete Top from Instructables

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    Pallet Adirondack Chair

    Picture of a blue pallet Adirondack chair

    Instructables Workshop (Badlands_Wood_N_Stuff)

    Instructables offers plans for an Adirondack chair by Badlands Wood N Stuff that is perfect for a deck, porch, patio, or lawn.

    There aren't any specific dimensions or drawings in this plan. Instead, there are plenty of pictures of the construction process and general notes about how the pieces fit together. See our list of the best Adirondack chairs for lots of design inspiration.

    Pallet Adirondack Chair from Instructables

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    Pallet Coffee Table

    Picture of a pallet coffee table

    Instructables Workshop (keremulu)

    This Instructables plan by Keremulu is for a pallet coffee table with a shelf and wheels instead of legs.

    There are plenty of photos to help you build this table, but the project is more for an experienced DIYer since there is not a list of tools and materials.

    Pallet Coffee Table from Instructables

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    Pallet Shed Plan

    Picture of a pallet shed

    Instructables Workshop (mmoffat)

    This shed requires several pallets to build. An experienced DIYer will have the additional tools necessary to complete this fully functional pallet shed.

    MMoffat and Instructables give all the necessary tools and materials that are required for this shed and show lots of pictures and techniques used to build it.

    Pallet Shed Plan from Instructables

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    Pallet Bed

    Picture of a pallet bed

    Santiago DIY

    This pallet bed from Santiago DIY uses four pallets, but you can adjust the plans to accommodate your bed size. This particular bed plan uses woodblocks as legs, but you could attach wheels instead to make it more mobile.

    The plan includes notes and references to other articles to help you build the platform.

    Pallet Bed from Santiago DIY

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    7-Drawer Pallet Dresser with Chevron Top

    Picture of a blue pallet dresser

    Her Tool Belt

    Her Tool Belt has a free plan for a seven-drawer dresser made from pallet wood. The dresser measures 54 inches wide and stands 30 inches tall. The dresser also has 3-inch casters for easier mobility.

    To build this dresser, you first disassemble pallets and cut them to size using a comprehensive cut list that includes the quantity, thickness, width, and length of each piece needed. The dresser uses seven drawer slides that are each 18 inches long.

    The plan includes images of the process plus links where you can purchase materials.

    7-Drawer Pallet Dresser with Chevron Top from Her Tool Belt

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    Pallet Board Shelf

    Picture of a pallet shelf

    Frou Frugal

    This simple, small pallet wood shelf should only take about 30 minutes and $5 worth of knobs to complete.

    The pallet shelf is made from two small pieces of wood that attach to form a 90-degree angle. The back piece holds the knobs and picture hangers hold the shelf on the wall.

    Pallet Board Shelf from Desperately Seeking Suesie

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    Pallet Potting Bench

    Picture of a pallet potting bench

    2 Crafty 4 My Skirt

    This pretty pallet wood potting bench is simple to make. The table top is edged on the back and sides to hold items and a bottom shelf holds additional pots and fixtures.

    The process for building this potting bench, courtesy of 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt, includes tearing down some pallet boards to construct the components. Pictures are included to help you build the bench.

    Pallet Potting Bench from 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt

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    Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser

    Picture of a pallet laundry basket dresser

    Ana White

    Ana White's plan makes a laundry basket holder out of pallet wood. The estimated cost to complete this project is around $20 to $50.

    The plan lists the necessary tools and other materials for the holder. The plan includes detailed cutting instructions that couldn't be easier to understand.

    Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser from Ana White

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    Pallet Wine Rack

    Picture of a wooden wine rack

    The Kurtz Corner

    All you need to make this wine rack is one wooden pallet, some wood screws, a handful of other common materials, and a plan from The Kurtz Corner.

    This plan calls for a pallet without blocks. There are lots of written instructions and only a few images, so be sure to read the plan closely.

    Pallet Wine Rack from The Kurtz Corner

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    Wood Pallet Table

    A table and chairs

    A Beautiful Mess

    You'll need one or two old pallets for the slats and your power towels to make this table. Build a frame with plywood and add the wood slats. Stain or paint the slats for this multicolored look. Hairpin legs create a stunning finish.

    Wood Pallet Table from A Beautiful Mess