To quote Barbara Mandrell, one of the greatest philosophers from 1970….

….I was pallet wood before pallet wood was cool.


I don’t think I’ve ever met a piece of pallet wood I didn’t like.

And just when I thought I had seen everything you could create from pallet wood, my brother came along and inspired me even more.

Here are some of my favorite pallet projects ever created….

…and a pallet joke for the road just to make you smile.

Did you hear about the scientist who used pallet wood to build a rocket?

He had a few loose screws. 🙂


Pallet Wood Desk


Pallet Wood Letter


Fold-up Pallet Wood Desk

pallet wood letter project

Dimensional Pallet Wood Letter


Pallet Wood Clock

Pallet Wood Table

And one more for the road.

Not really a DIY….but an AWESOME reminder. 🙂

The Best Trash to Treasure Project Ever

six pallet wood projects

PS  I just posted even more pallet wood project ideas over on the blog.  You can check it out….here.

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  1. Image for Amy W. Amy W.

    That is so cool! I was just reading on Craigslist last night that our brand spanking new Home and Company advertised Free pallets both new and old are for the taking behind the yet to open up store! Think I'll go check it out in your honor! Oh! Yesterday, after leaving the hardware store in my neighborhood there was a pile of junk on the opposite side of the road with a sign in front of it "FREE"! Again, in your honor and thinking of you....and this being my very first time in doing something like this.....I dropped off the road and went to examining through all the pieces of junk. I score a real nice size piece of glass for a table top! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give!!!

  2. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    You are not only the queen muse of creativity but also of cheap!! How great is that? It's easy going into a highfalutin store with a purse full of cash or a gold credit card. But to shop along alleys and dumpsters and highways and come up with treasure -- well, that is true talent. I bow to your ingenuity and genius!! Big Hugs!!

  3. Image for Jonell Harrison Jonell Harrison

    For a Gramma like me one thinks...I done it all and seen it all...NOT! While I am old and my house is FULL..I can enjoy raving over and passing along these wonderfully crazy projects to others!

  4. Image for Jan Jan

    Is it possible to get more design specifics on the desk? I love it and would like to see more photo's and instruction. Thanks! Jan

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