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We live in an exciting time of fun, DIY-based home improvement projects. It no longer matters whether a person has a design degree or a specialized skill in architectural software. The average crafty American can now follow along while instructional experts or other average Americans create magic. In doing so, they have taken items that were previously seen as unimaginative and industrial and given them a new purpose. Perhaps the most exciting thing to enter this renaissance is the pallet.

Pallets have always been used to support and flat transit, the structural foundation of a weighted load. Crafted out of wood, pallets are lifted by a machine and maneuvered onto a stable surface for storage or efficient handling. Their time in the sun as an element of home decor has picked up traction in recent years, and now there are hundreds of options to choose from, depending on the level of commitment and style preferences.

For starters, they are often given away for free. Even if they have slight damage, most DIY projects involve stripping them and repainting them. Turned vertically, there is no end to what you can do. A pallet can stay in its natural state for those who enjoy a rustic look and act as a vertical wall garden. It can be painted and brought indoors to work as a shoe rack. 

One piece of furniture can change the personality of an entire space. Wall-mounted wine racks and coffee tables are just two examples of creative ways to cut apart pallets and make them into something quirky and useful. 

Pallet storage shelving is also the answer we’ve been looking for with vertical items such as rolls of wrapping paper. Anything that can’t typically be stored vertically can be safely put out of the way. They also stack efficiently and can be stored together in a tight space, out of the way.

For more advanced DIY-ers, a suspended pallet can make for a lovely couch swing or chair. It’s essential to follow instructions and do research before attempting something that will support people’s weight. In addition, it’s essential to gauge the range of motion that your project will cover so it can be used safely once completed.