8 DIY Shipping Pallet Projects for Your Outdoor Space

Transform plain shipping pallets into gorgeous outdoor pieces at little to no cost.

With warm weather comes ample opportunity to garden, barbecue and just relax outside. But if you’re operating on a budget, a lavish outdoor space may not seem like an option. Cue repurposed shipping pallets! With a little creativity, you can transform plain shipping pallets into gorgeous outdoor pieces at little to no cost. So break out the circular saw and bring the farmhouse style home with these 8 DIY shipping pallet projects.

Tip: You can get free or almost free shipping pallets at recycling centers, small businesses and more! Just make sure you ask before you take.

Outdoor Pallet Seating

Bench seat made from shipping palettes.


Use wooden pallets to build a sturdy seat for your deck. Colorful cushions and paint brighten the look.

This project takes a little time, but it’s so worth it! Just picture yourself sipping a cold drink, relaxing on a stylish and comfortable bench that you made by hand.

Versatile Reclaimed-Wood Wall Shelves

Attractive Succulent Arrangement in Reclaimed Wood Pallet Wall Shelf

Succulent Garden Displayed in Reclaimed Pallet Wall Shelf

Reclaimed wood pallets can be used for all sorts of projects, such as this rustic wall shelf holding an attractive display of succulent plants.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

What’s great about these reclaimed-wood wall shelves is that they can be used for so many different purposes. I turned mine into an outdoor succulent planter and am making another to store all my handheld gardening tools. They’re perfect indoors or out!

Hanging Outdoor Bar

Small Outdoor Bar Area

Small Outdoor Bar Area

This chic hanging outdoor bar is perfect for barbecues or days by the pool. The best part? It folds up and out of the way when you aren’t using it.

Make This: Hanging Outdoor Bar

Upcycled Gardening



Photo by: Susan Teare ©Susan Teare

Susan Teare, Susan Teare

Gone are the days of mulching and weeding. This raised garden bed delivers an abundance of curb appeal at very little cost or maintenance. The decorative plastic shutter is optional, but definitely adds more style to the design!

Outdoor Organizing

Simple DIY Garden Tool Rack Made From Shipping Pallet

Super-Easy Garden Tool Rack Made From Shipping Pallet

This easy-to-make tool rack, built from a shipping pallet, provides a rustic, attractive way of keeping your tool shed organized. The slats can be used for keeping gloves, towels and other non-hanging items.

Photo by: Mick Telkamp

Mick Telkamp

Organize your tool shed with this super easy pallet project. Aside from storing your tools, the slats can be used to hang towels, gloves and other items.

A Place for Puppy



Give your four-footed friends a fresh spot to sleep using dismantled shipping pallet lumber and a cushion.

Don’t forget your furry friends! Give Fido a place to relax outside too with this wood pallet dog bed from designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Make This: Wood Pallet Dog Bed

A Refreshing Lemonade Stand



Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

I would have loved one of these as a kid! Three shipping pallets, some elbow grease, power tools and creativity is all it takes to bring vintage charm to your outdoor space. But if lemonade isn’t your thing, consider turning this stand into an outdoor bar or a fun prop for your next party.

Front Door Storage

Add a rustic touch to your entryway decor with a DIY storage basket made from reclaimed shipping pallets.

Bring a rustic touch to your entry with storage made from reclaimed shipping pallets.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

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