Pallet Playground

27 Mar

pal·let [pal-it]  noun

“A small, low, portable platform on which goods are placed for handling, storage or moving in warehouses, factories or vehicles”

Pallets have been re-used for years, usually more as a functional option and less as an artistically designed crafted piece. I remember when my dad would bring home these wooden skids and use them in the garage to keep certain things off the concrete floor or when we would use them as a stage for our neighbourhood rock shows or to create these haphazard styled ramps to ride our bikes across. Those were the times when a “Pallet was a Pallet”, basic in design functionality.

The Pallet has now become a mainstay in the Playground of re-purposing and reCREATing.

“The Pallet has now become COOL”

People are getting more and more innovative with the whole concept of “reclaiming” to “re-purpose” and “reCREATE”.  Pallets are proving to be so versatile.  You can use them both inside and outside.

Check out these COOL and fairly easy Pallet projects. Get inspired!

Reclaim and reCREATE something fresh like a hanging rack of sorts:




It would be cool to treasure hunt for some re-purposed hooks or knobs. You could add some paint, distress it, stain it, vary the size. It’s a project that could be done fairly easily and you can put your creative touch on it.

Moveable Wall Display…




Change the finish to be more rustic or more contemporary.


Headboard! Cool!


Bed Frame!


Day Bed Raised Frame!


Pallet Table with a re-purposed iron bottom.


Or keep it simple and pure

~ a Pallet for your garage or basement ~

Have fun, next time I’ll show you some more complex Pallet designs that people are creating.


2 Responses to “Pallet Playground”

  1. -Dusty. March 27, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    I feel so inspired! Nice pallet round up! I really like the first image with the picket fence. Thank you! I hope you have a very dandy day!
    – Dusty

    • DeeBeeCool March 28, 2013 at 2:13 am #

      Thanks Dusty, I always try and have a Dandy Day! When I see what people are doing out there with reclaiming and re-purposing it truly is inspiring and awesome. I am a big fan of Creativity!

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