12 Stunning Ways to Repurpose Pallets and Crates in Your Home

Pallets and crates have long been used for packing and shipping, but lately they’ve become the face of a new generation of DIY. They can be repurposed in a number of different, surprising ways that not only are useful, but also quite stylish. Explore these crate and pallet uses for your home.

Coffee Table

Use a wooden pallet to make a fashionable coffee table. All it takes is a single pallet, one that is safe and durable. Sand the wood, separate the boards from the block and get rid of those rusty nails. Glue your pieces back together and voilà: you have low-setting table with abundant personality.

Side Table

Pallets and crates can also be used to make narrower, shorter end tables. Side tables, like coffee tables, can take on a number of unique qualities and appearances, so feel free to get creative. Be sure to sand the wood to eliminate splinters. You can make your table super narrow and add a little pocket for magazines, or make it wider and more durable with cubbyholes for storage. Stain or paint if you desire.

cratesWires and DVD Player Storage

Wires can pose quite the eyesore. Rather than leave them exposed, hide them with a crate or pallet beneath your television. If you tuck your DVD player in too, it will leave your setup looking crisp and clean.


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