How to give pallets a longer shelf life!

May 28, 2019

Recycled timber pallets at Malak Marketplace

Timber pallets are one of the most used and most preferred storage and transport items. They also provide affordable and practical options for stacking goods for a long time without spending a great deal of money. But, just like each and every packaging and storing material, timber pallets have a limited shelf life.

What can you do with a pallet?

So, the question is what to do with the timber pallets once they are broken, or disfigured? Many people would just throw them away thinking that broken pallets are merely a pile of waste.

However, a broken pallet can be recycled, and then reused or recycled.

What do you need?

Pallets are an underrated source of decoration. With endless possibilities for these wooden frames, all you need is a little imagination, some DIY talent and you can transform a wood pallet into a decorative piece of furniture, art, or garden fixture!

5 fantastic ways to transform pallets

Here are some ways that wooden pallets can be repurposed from useless to useful:

  1. Because of the space between each slat, these are easy to pack plants into to make a very beautiful standing garden.
  2. Something as simple as adding wheels and sheet of glass to a pallet can transform it into an easy-to-move and beautiful coffee table. Functional and cheap (the best of both worlds).
  3. Shoes stack perfectly into pallets, so now you can enforce the no shoes in the house rule and still keep everything organised.
  4. Make some stools or a lounge for extra seating or to have at your kitchen bar by stacking a few pallets and adding some cool faux leather fabric to them.
  5. Pallets can also function as stylish benches that can be great in your entry way or for outdoor seating.

Wooden pallets really do offer huge possibilities when it comes to both function and decoration. Go scouting for some free pallets and make yourself something you never thought you could!

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