6 creative DIY pallet furniture projects to help you save space

DIY pallet furniture is all the rage on Pinterest, and with good reason! It's inexpensive, it helps the environment by using reclaimed wood, and it's (often) easy to make yourself. Bonus points if it helps save space like these designs do!
Pallet furniture can look rustic if you want it to, but it's not reserved solely for big yards in the country. It can look great in any space, tiny homes included! The next time you see a pallet lying on the ground, don't just pass it by. Consider turning it into one of these awesome pieces of furniture instead!
1. A coffee table with an incredible amount of storage
This amazing coffee table is a storage home run: it has a ton of space inside, as well as shelves on both ends. It's a bit tricky to make, but guidelines can be found on Instructables.
2. Laundry basket shelf
If you hate having multiple laundry baskets kicking around, this laundry basket holder is for you. It takes up the same amount of room as a traditional hamper, but it allows you to separate your clothes as you go and it also provides you with a handy table surface! Ana White will show you how to build it here.
3. Sofa with secret storage
This cute little couch would make for some great extra seating in almost every room of the house, and it's not that difficult to make! You can find the tutorial on Scrap Hacker.
4. A clever shelf
Even if you don't have a knack for woodworking, you can probably build a shelf like this one from Ana White. All you need to do is cut up a pallet, nail a board to the bottom, and hang it on your wall! It's great for spots that need a little extra storage but don't have the space for a full-blown shelf.
5. Folding desk with shelving
This clever desk from 101 Pallets does double duty as a cute shelf to hold your knick-knacks. Even better, it folds up almost flat against the wall when it's not in use! Perfect for the tiny home that needs an occasional workspace.
6. A couch with built-in shelving
If you want to keep your books and movies close at hand but don't have space for a bookshelf, this couch with a ton of built-in storage is the way to go. You can learn how to make it from Tamara Gray!
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