Shipping pallets are a plentiful source of wood to reclaim and build with. Since pallets are rough hewn, they lend themselves to rustic pieces of furniture, which happen to be in style right now. With imagination and some basic carpentry skills, you can turn shipping pallets into all kinds of practical and whimsical furniture. Have a look at nine ideas, all shared by DIY bloggers. A special thanks goes out to Donna of Funky Junk Interiors, a skilled DIY carpenter who built and posted photos of many of these projects.
Garden lounge chairs: These garden lounge chairs look like a combination of extra wide loungers and Adirondack chairs.
Pallet sofa: Most sofas have wood frames underneath the upholstery. With this sofa, the frame is on the outside, and it is built from shipping pallets. It's just about the least expensive outdoor sofa that you could "buy".
TV stand: Want to soften up the look of your TV's cold, hard plastic? Build a rustic TV stand out of pallets. It balances the TV with the natural look of wood.
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