24 creative ways to upcycle old wooden pallets

Upcycling helps the planet as much as it does our bank accounts. Even the smallest gesture can make a difference, whether it's to reduce waste or add a useful piece of furniture to our homes.

A perfect combo that’s a win-win, even if, as this case, it does require some basic skills. Wooden pallets are everywhere and often found left by the roadside or in a dumpster. And yet they can be turned into some incredible things and enjoy a new lease of life. So, if you know how to handle a saw, hammer and nails, check out these genius ideas!

1. A pallet that's been turned into a beehive

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2. A simple boundary fence

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3. As a support for raised beds or containers

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4. A cheap wooden floor for your camper van

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5. A swing bed - for dogs and humans alike!

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6. A vintage-style wooden door

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7. Remove a few slats and make a handy storage unit

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8. Ever wanted your own skate park?

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9. With time and patience, you can even make wall cladding!

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10. A cheap and cheerful garden shed

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11. Add wheels for a practical coffee table

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12. For anyone who loves barbecues

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13. Because benches are always useful

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14. Good enough for a bar or restaurant

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15. Make your own futon!

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16. Another awesome coffee table idea

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17. Just need to buy a new mattress

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18. Make a trash can rather than throwing pallets out with the trash

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19. A cozy bed for your pets

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20. Transformed into a map

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21. Make your own Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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22. Great as a shed or play area for your kids

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24. Don't waste money on fencing!

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