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How To Repurpose Your Pallet

25th Nov 22

When you order at exercise.co.uk, our larger items are delivered on wooden pallets. Most people will bin these once they’re done assembling their home gym, but did you know you can repurpose a pallet into loads of useful things? So grab your tools and paint, and let’s get upcycling!

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Garden Planter

a pallet repurposed into a garden planter

One easy way to repurpose your pallet is to turn it into a garden planter, and most of them won’t need much extra work. Turn the pallet on its side and put some pots in the gaps, and you’ve got yourself a space-saving place to grow anything you want.

However you work it, a pallet can be perfect for any garden size or even for people without a garden. You can grow flowers to make it look nice, or try growing some herbs, fruit or vegetables. It can be an enjoyable and creative way not to have to drag your pallet to the recycling centre.


Another excellent use for pallets is to turn them into furniture, particularly garden furniture. They’re made of wood, so they should withstand the elements for a while. And if repurposed correctly, they can look nice and last a long time without putting you out of pocket.


a pallet repurposed into a garden bench

Outdoor furniture, like benches, can be made out of pallets. Stacking them into the desired shape and size allows you to make something unique for your space; just ensure you connect them all securely with nails and screws to prevent them from falling apart. Then, sand it down and paint it to remove any splinters or sharp edges. Add a couple of cushions and blankets, and you have a one-of-a-kind, personalised bench just for you and your home.


a pallet repurposed into a garden table with storage space

Tables are much the same, but you can use different kinds of pallets. For example, if your pallets are big, flat ones, you can stack them much like with a bench. Or, if you have more crate-like pallets, these can be arranged to make a table with storage underneath. Then, sand them down and paint them, and you will have a lovely table for your home or garden. This way, you can make something unique to you that’s useful, cheap and fits in with everything around it.


a pallet repurposed into some shelves

Repurposing a pallet into shelves can be great if you like your rooms to have a rustic look. Filling in the gaps under a pallet can turn them into the perfect set of shelves for a living room, bedroom, or even an office for those working from home. Sand them down and add some paint if you need to and then you can mount them on the wall or put them on a desk, wherever they go; just make sure they’re safe and secure, and you’re good to go.

Wildlife Hotel

a pallet repurposed into a bug/wildlife hotel

This last option is probably the easiest option for repurposing your pallet and is a great one to get the kids involved in; a wildlife hotel! Stacking pallets and filling the gaps with plants, sticks and twigs, broken or unused garden items, and bricks (especially those with holes or gaps in them) can make the perfect home for all of that wildlife out in the garden. They’re easy to make and a great way to attract different types of wildlife by giving them somewhere to shelter or live. This way, you’ve repurposed your pallet that was just going to be recycled and helped the environment at the same time.

These are only a few ideas for ways to repurpose your pallet, so if none of these suits your needs, try something different and let us know what you’ve come up with. And if you try any of these ideas, let us know; we’d love to see some of your pictures and creations.


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