PalletPallets are a great way to build almost any project at virtually no cost and with great results.  We have built many of the structures on our farm with pallets – including our chicken coop and compost bin and garden signs!  Throw in our mailbox, canning cabinet, and shelves at the house – and you will see that pallets are the basis of a lot of our creations.  We created this page to highlight those project, along with a few tips of the trade when working with them. Just click on the pictures below to go straight to the individual project or tip.

Jim and Mary

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How To Make Your Own Signs From Pallets
How To Make Your Own Signs From Pallets
How To Quickly Disassemble A Pallet
How To Quickly Disassemble A Pallet
How To Build A Vintage Wine Rack From Pallets
How To Build A Vintage Wine Rack From Pallets
How To Build A Compost Bin From Pallets
How To Build A Compost Bin From Pallets
Build this Canning Pantry Cabinet From Pallets
Build this Canning Pantry Cabinet From Pallets
Our straw bale crate garden made from old pallets
Straw bale crate garden made from pallets
How To Make Garden Signs From Pallets Or Barn Wood
How To Make Garden Signs From Pallets
Mason Jar Centerpiece from pallets or barn wood
Mason Jar Centerpiece from pallets or barn wood
6 Tips To Finding Free Pallets And Salvage Materials
6 Tips To Finding Free Salvage Materials
Make This Simple Pallet Ledge Shelf
Make This Simple Pallet Ledge Shelf
Mailbox built from pallets and scrap lumber
Mailbox built from pallets and scrap lumber
Our original chicken coop made from pallets
Our original chicken coop made from pallets

33 thoughts on “Pallet Projects

  • May 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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    I love seeing things that can be made out of pallets. I look everyday.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 3:31 am
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    My sister and I were trying to figure a way to make extra money to save so we could buy some farm land and I think making things from pallets could be the answer thank you for all your information.

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  • December 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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    What about the off gassing and leachate issues? Are you not concerned about what pallets may be lending to your soil?

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    • December 3, 2014 at 7:46 am
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      We use only non-treated pallets – so no worries at all with that. Jim

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  • November 30, 2014 at 2:14 am
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    I would like to try and build a patio from pallets. I make very little money and my boyfriend is in a wheelchair. How can I even start?

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  • October 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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    I am trying to open the chicken coop. But each time I click on the picture it just enlarges. Like the coop and I am wanting to build one in my back yard for eggs. I was raised on a chicken farm with over 21,000 laying hens. Miss those times.

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  • September 9, 2014 at 10:22 am
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    I have hundreds of 8 to 10 foot wood pallets used to ship metal, like new, some with 4X4, 2X4. They are going to the DUMP unless i can find a way to UPCYCLE. Please help. Any ideas are welcome. We are in Ukiah, CA.

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    • November 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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      I have made hall trees out of the 8 ft pallets. I have planed them down to about 3 1/4 inches which makes a nice looking project. Also, they make good table legs.

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  • July 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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    Jim and Mary, I want more info on the straw bale pallet project. When I click on the pic as instructed, all I get is an exploded view of the pic but no how- to instructions. It looks like a project I’d like to try in my yard so please send a link on the how-to. Love your projects so please keep ’em coming!!! Thanks.

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  • May 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm
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    I was wondering; We need an outhouse at the cottage, would it be possible to build it out of pallets and would you have a video about that?

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  • March 21, 2014 at 10:22 am
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    Do you have detailed instructions on your pallet hutch. I would love to be able to get them. I pinned the picture from your site about 7 months ago. Love the pallet projects.

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    • March 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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      Barbara – we do not currently have them on the site – but may put them on this summer as a post. Glad you like the projects!

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  • March 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm
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    I love LOVE L-O-V-E your site! Can’t wait to go scoutin’ the town for free crates 🙂

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  • February 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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    How did you make the chicken coop from pallets when I click on the project picture no info on how it was made. Love the new coop and instructions for that but resource we have is for pallets.

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  • January 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    I just found this site. I have to laugh we moved into our place 15 years ago. Our chicken coop is also made of pallet. They were free and we need a chicken coop. Ours look like your but is red.

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  • October 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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    anyone have a way to make sandwich signs with pallets?

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  • July 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm
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    I just read from another blog about using pallets and they had concerns about the safety issues from bacterias. They thought u should only use food grade pallets and pallets dropped by a dumpster could be the worse bc of the vermin. What r ur thoughts on this and do u just use pallets from food sources?

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  • June 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    I just built a recycling/ flower bed unit for my trailer and all I used was pallets that I picked up from the lumber yard.

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  • June 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm
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    do you have any ideas for dog kennels and runs please for a english cocker spaniel size dog thanks

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  • April 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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    love your site and ideas. I was wondering about the nail heads left in the pallets, don’t they bother the saw blades or router bits later in the projects?? Rod

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  • March 8, 2013 at 10:19 am
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    Love these ideas, wow!!

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  • February 22, 2013 at 11:17 am
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    Do You have a good one for making a pallet Fence? I also STUMBLED on your page & Love it already

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  • February 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm
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    Had to actually search out the brginning of the thread from the photo of the “laid out pallet baords” FROM Pintrest and found you guys. HOORAY!!! omg i am only too happy to be here now. so much to learn and see. I’m in South Florida and in suburbia, so I can’t really do the whole chicken coop thing. (i wish i could). however, I’m so untop of these pallet projects like a bad plague. LOL Thank you so much for the general ” no sugar-coating-this-is-how-to-do-it-right-with-pictures- theme! Awesome!

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  • January 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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    Just happened to find your site today, sort of by accident. Very pleased! Was wondering if it would be possible to make a fence for smal dogs with pallets?

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    • January 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm
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      Shari – Glad you found us! Yes, actually depending on how high you wanted to go – it would be fairly easy to build it with pallet boards. Most pallet boards are between 32 and 36″ long – so you could go that high easily. Jim

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      • February 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm
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        We are going to build them for our goat, sheep an alpaca pen’s!

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  • January 23, 2013 at 9:03 am
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    The link to your chicken coop from pallets is not working correctly. I’m really interested in seeing how it was built, as I’m planning on getting chicks this spring! I just discovered your site, love it!

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    • January 23, 2013 at 9:16 am
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      Hi Nikki – so glad you like the site!!! I just fixed that link so it should work now..not sure what happened but thanks for letting us know. We are also in the process of building our new expanded coop – and will have updates on that in the coming weeks on our Sunday Farm Update posts. Jim

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