Small Beginnings Part 4

DIY with wooden pallets & crates

As wood is getting scarcer, wooden furniture is becoming more expensive, sought after and valuable. At the same time there is a trend towards a simpler lifestyle and bringing natural materials like wood back into the home. Alot of people salvage these materials from shipyards, buildings, barns and factories and “upcycle” it (another buzz word) into beautiful furniture.

If you are perhaps…

A:  just starting out and need some cheap furniture solutions for your home,

B:  love to make your own furniture or have a partner that owns power tools,

C:  know people who know people that can make it happen,

D:  just loving the look

E:  all of the above

… you will love this collection!

Most of the ideas are very simple and thats what makes them so beautiful. I personally prefer to show off the character of the wood and leave it unpainted, especially when its used within a white interior context.



Image top left: Pallet bed base via Pinterest. Image top right: Pallet headboard via Pinterest. Image bottom: Pallet bed base.


Image left: Pallet kitchen table (Photo credit: Apartment Therapy). Image right: Small pallet daybed.

Image top: “Love” Headboard. Step by step DIY here.


Image top: Table built from pallets.


Image top left: Crate bicycle rack. Image top right: Wooden crate shelving. Image bottom left: Wooden crate kitchen drawers (Photo credit: Scout Magazine). Image bottom right: Recycled wood storage (Photo credit: 


Image left: Wooden crate planters (via Pinterest). Image top right: Stacked wooden crate side table. Image right: Wooden crate plant holder.


Image above: Pallet vertical garden.


Image left: Pallet coffee table (via Pinterest). Image top right: Powder blue pallet coffee table. Image bottom right: Pallet bed base.


Image left:  DIY L-couch from pallets. Image right: Pallet daybed.


Image left: Staircase made of pallets. Image right:  Chandelier made from pallet planks.


Image left: sun deck that can easily be made of 9 pallets. (Photocredit: Image right: Deck flooring made of upcycled wood.


 Image top: Wooden garden set (Photo credit: the style files). Image bottom left: Pallet chair inspired by Peter Anderson.  Image bottom right: Chair from upcycled wood (Photo credit: 


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This is part of a series of posts, if you missed the previous ones, you can view them here:
– Small beginnings {Part 1}: Making space (storage ideas for small space living)

– Small beginnings {Part 2}Making space continued (a collection of ideas on how to maximize your space and transform simple storage into beautiful wall pieces)

– Small beginnings {Part 3}: Fill the gap (decor ideas to fill blank spaces)