Give your four-footed friends a cozy spot to sleep using a dismantled shipping pallet and plump cushion. The painted deck and iron patio chair add a splash of color to the pet-friendly outdoor living space.
Here's what you'll need to make your potting bench:
One pallet with large spaces between pallet boards (this one is 36" × 36")
Five 2" × 4" pallet boards
Four 3 1⁄2"-wide pallet boards, at least 36" long
One 3 1⁄2"-wide to 4"- wide pallet board, at least 40" long
One 5 1⁄2"-wide (or wider) pallet board, at least 36" long
Pallet boards in a width (generally 31⁄2" or narrower) that will fit in the large spaces in main pallet
1 5⁄8" screws
1 1⁄4" screws
1 3⁄8" brad nails
Paint in various colors
Reclaimed wood can warm up a space, and crates can add all-important storage, even to an area on display. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood used crates to fill this bookcase, making it decorative and functional. For another custom touch, she wrapped this bookcase in Crates & Pallet’s reclaimed pallet wood.
Take your kitchen project up a notch by building an island out of crates that fits your storage and space needs just right. This DIY plan, from Mindi Carwin at My Love 2 Create, combines small and large crates, along with vegetable bins, from Crates & Pallet to create a kitchen island with multiple sides of pantry storage, as well as room for a cutting board, hanging dish towels and organizing cookbooks.