31 Ways to ReUse Wood Pallets -Make Money

Today: 7 listings on Craigslist for Free- Wood Pallets: 57 pallets were listed and 2 other listings stated: come back, we have endless supply. This got me thinking, you could make money with very little investment (time and gas), are creative, to either resell or broker pallets, or make items for resell with free wooden pallets.

I am amazed how many people give away wood pallets. Most businesses that order larger quantities will have pallets, plus what is available on craigslist and other sources.

I Just Gotta Tell Ya

  • Pallets are usually free
  • 150 Million will end up in Landfills
  • 4-5 Billion Feet of Lumber go into making Pallets

What you can do with all those FREE PALLETS:

1.) Build a fence

2.) Make Cabinets: By Jarea Art Studio and Gallery

3.) Make A Bookcase:

Four shelf units

4.) Make Birdhouses: Backwoods Home:

Birdhouses and bird feeders made from wood scavenged for free

5.) Make a Table

6.) Make A decorative piece:

7.) .) Make A Deck:

8.) Build a Garden Shed

9.) Planters in the Garden, Raised Beds

10.) Make Money Reselling:, How I Make Money Reselling

11.) Woodwork patching

12.) Skateboard Ramps

13.) Computer Desk

14.) Store things off the ground

15.) Animal Pens, cages and enclosures. (rabbits, chickens)

16.) Pallet Bench

17.) Guitars [Photo]

18.) Pallet Art

19.) Compost Bins

20.) Clocks: This is from Pallet Art

21.) Frame a Picture

22.) Make any type of furniture: Dressers, Headboards, coffee tables: Check out Viridian Furniture

23.) Wood Boxes

24.) Mailboxes (Jacks Backyard)

25.) Tree Forts

26.) Toys:

27.) Kitchen Utensils:

28.) Shelving

29.) Chicken Tractor

30.) Build a House: Tiny House Blog

31.) Make a Light Fixture: From MetaForm Studio

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Comments

  1. danny says:

    they are all good ideas, i currently work for a company who does this kind of work with recycled pallets. although we are running out of ideas, the items we make still sell but there must be other ideas of what to do. i dont suppose you would like to share yours if you have any, i would really appreciate it. thanks for your time and will look forward to hearing from you soon.

  2. klumsyBirrd says:

    Wow, I never thought of so many ways to use wood pallets.

    I put you on our listing here: http://www.makegreenmoney.com/resources/view/31-ways-to-reuse-wood-pallets-make-money

  3. Maury Bunn says:

    What’s the best way to pull these things apart?

  4. Perry says:

    I’ve got so many extra pallets sitting in my warehouse. What’s the best way to make them into any of these ideas you suggest?

  5. tim says:

    wanted free wood hard wood pallets
    to be cut up for firewood

  6. tim says:

    im looking for a bunch of hard wood pallets
    to be cut up in to firewood
    K_boltz2@comcast.net

  7. Cathy says:

    The best place craigslist in which many people list pallets, or large companies, grocery stores that receive products on pallets.

  8. tim says:

    for sale
    several boxes of scrap wood
    most is hard woods
    3.00 per boxs

    pick up only
    NO SHIPING

    located in the lebanon,pa area

  9. Savvas P says:

    Hi Guys. This is the best way to pull the pallets apart if you want to remove the nails and possibly plane the timber without damaging your tools: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtPmUZ-k3aI Best, Savvas

  10. James Gilman says:

    I am interested in the best way for me to get rid of a lot of odd size pallets that are at my job site in Norcross, Ga.In the range of 150 or more. I am not sure if they are worth money for profit to a company or not? They are adding up fast. Any ideas are welcomed, thank you!
    Seems to be too much labor involved in taking them apart to be used for other things. The spiral nails that are used to hold the pallets together make it very hard to take apart with out breaking them in to pieces.

  11. cinnamon says:

    James G.,

    Please email me if you still have the pallets you spoke of .

    cinnamoncircagrl@aol.com
    subject: wood pallets

    Thanks

  12. Louise aka Daisy says:

    Hi guys!

    All I can say THANK YOU! THANK YOUUUUUUUUU WHO THOUGHT THIS UP!

    I NOW HAVE MA DECK, SHED,STEPS,TABLE BED FRAMES LAWN FURNITURE AND MORE TA COME .

    HAPPY TRAILS! HUGS AND MILES OF SMILES
    ~ DAISY~

  13. Mike says:

    I have 500 plus good pallets come take them for free. I can load

  14. Dana says:

    I want your used pallets .as many as I can get

    P

  15. mark says:

    im looking for pallets i will pick up most for free indiana and michigan call 2695449034

  16. Anyone in the Seattle/Bellevue/Kirkland area needing Pallets for firewood or whatever, we will give them to you for FREE. We have sizes:
    2.5′ x 8′ – lots
    2.5′ x 6′, 7′, 9′ – some
    2.5′ x 2.5′, 3′, 4′ – some
    4′ x 8′ – some
    Call us or email me for a pickup time. We generally have to store them inside our warehouse cause we have no space outside but we can leave them out overnight if you’re going to come pick them up after hours

  17. Amjad says:

    Hi, I can break the used wood pallets in such a way that each wood stick reamain safe with just nail holes so you can use & cut it according to ur size whatever u want to make I do it with hammer and some chiesels if anybody need me please contact

  18. Really nice round-up of ideas. All the projects I’ve done thus far have been from free wood and it’s amazing!

  19. Jeremy Baker says:

    I am reinvigorated to use pallet wood. I will pickup pallets in NW Washington State. Thank you.

  20. cory long says:

    you could make spanking paddles out of the pallets
    give to you school teachers at christmas and birth days
    thay will love it

  21. Cathy says:

    Don’t think that is legal anymore, but a fun gift

  22. *N/A* says:

    i make wooden swords for my kids, but when the wood has knots, my kids get all jealous “his sword is better than mine”.

  23. Debby says:

    I am looking for good hardwood pallets, I am wanting to build outdoor plating station for my veggies and flowers. a bench for setting.
    thank you Please email me.

  24. Whitney says:

    Many pallets are treated with chemicals. Surely wouldn’t use them for firewood or kitchen utensils as mentioned above.

  25. Shanna says:

    Great pic of CHEP pallets – the blue ones listed as pallet art. Those are owned by CHEP and are not for recycling. The company reclaims and reuses these. You may call them for pick-up. Again, they are the property of CHEP. Thanks, and have fun with all the rest.

  26. Theron says:

    Good day! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team
    of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in
    the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a marvellous job!

  27. clay says:

    looking for free pallets large quantity would be great I also have 40×48 and many more for sale. I need of ideas for for long pallets 90 and over. contact me email or phone anytime thanks. email. everythingoutdoors01@gmail.com
    phone 7063409877

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