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Interior design pallet projects this autumn

Autumn’s in full swing, the weather’s pretty miserable and the evenings are getting colder and darker – we wouldn’t blame you if you’re not feeling like venturing outside too much at the moment. But what can you do to combat the winter blues? Well, how about working on your next pallet project? It’s the perfect way to hone your skills, not to mention it’s fun, rewarding and provides a great sense of achievement!

To help get you started, we’ve picked out a range of interior design pallet project ideas that’ll really brighten up your home over these colder months. Let’s take a look.

Pallet home entertainment centre

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Freestanding or wall-mounted, intricate or minimalistic: there are so many ways that you can create the perfect home entertainment centre. Designing your own means that you can build it to your exact specifications, factoring in things like your TV size, the size and shape of your room, and your storage preferences – that’s something you just don’t get with shop-bought units!

Don’t feel like you have to keep it plain or rustic-looking either. You could paint your unit in colours to match your room (like this example) or add some funky back lighting to really make the space stand out.

Pallet bed

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Looking for a project that’ll add the wow factor to your home? These amazing pallet bed ideas will certainly do just that! These examples are probably more suited to seasoned pros who feel confident using a variety of woodworking tools, but if you’re a beginner fear not as there are plenty of other options that are much simpler and can be created using a couple of whole pallets.

Pallet shoe rack

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Sick of your family’s shoes cluttering up the hallway? Designing your own shoe rack is a brilliant way to get exactly what you’re looking for. Need a taller section for your wellies? No problem! Short on space? Go for a wall-mounted version! Like to have somewhere you can sit down to put your shoes on? Incorporate a seating cushion into the design! The options are endless.

Pallet dining furniture

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Ever thought about making your own dining furniture? Using pallet wood to do so is a really economical option and is sure to add a stunning rustic-style charm to your dining space. As with any pallet project, you can design your furniture to your set size or specification to create a custom, one-of-a-kind piece.
If you’d like to go a step further, why not have a go at making some kitchen accessories too, like this stunning pallet kitchen island, this wine holder or spice rack?

Pallet bookshelf

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Okay, so some of these examples have been made using other materials, but there’s no reason why you can’t give these a go using pallet wood. Keep it simple and straightforward by keeping the pallet whole or if you’re up for a challenge then we think these tree bookshelf and chair bookshelf ideas are so impressive and will make a great statement piece in any room.

The boring bit…

As eager as you may be to grab your tools and start whittling away, it’s important that you take the time to familiarise yourself with some safety precautions in order to ensure your project remains safe and enjoyable for all involved. 

Here are our two main safety tips:

  • Source your pallet wood from a reputable supplier where you can be sure of the pallet’s history and safeness. Browse our online shop where you’ll find plenty of project-friendly options or get in touch with us for advice.
  • Avoid the risk of splinters and sharp edges by thoroughly sanding your project (you may also wish to finish it with a wax, paint or stain). 

Finally, head over to our blog for further inspiration of interior pallet projects. Here you’ll find a huge variety of other ideas, including pallet pet beds, pallet storage solutions, pallet art and more!

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