Easy Pallet Desk

pallet hack 05.11.15
We built this desk in about 2 1/2 hours.


We had some old table legs and we constructed a frame by attaching the pallet boards to the sides of the legs.The pallet boards on the long side of the desk measure 48″ wide and the pallet boards on the short side measure 11″ wide.

It was such a fun project and such a great way to repurpose and upcycle.

Time: 5 Hours Difficulty: Moderate

To see more: http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/pallet-top-desk

  • Patty K
    Patty K Uncasville, CT
    Looks like fun to make and a very useful recyclable at that!! Great job!
  • Sue
    Sue Allentown, PA
    This is great. I'll have to look for pallets!
  • Edith H
    Edith H Wildwood, FL
    Nice idea! Most pallets are made of oak, but I would either sand the crap out of the boards or run it through a planer to smooth them out. I don't think sealing the wood will take care of your splinters.
  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline
    loved this (and pinned it) when i first saw it on your blog. gorgeous!
  • Emilia
    Emilia Ireland
    Just missing LOVE IT button here. I would press it three times:)
  • Carolyn Smith
    Carolyn Smith Camas, WA
    So gorgeous! Nicely done.
  • Jennie Brinker
    Jennie Brinker Humble, TX
    i prefer a smooth writing surface on my desk but you could use it for a table.
    • Cheryl
      Cheryl Decatur, AL
      Jennie Brinker One way to make it smooth is to use a glass top over the pallet top of the desk, if you like the idea of recycled materials, you could use the glass top. Just an idea. That would look great and make it more modern looking too.
  • Gordon
    Gordon Cuba, MO
    That is a good idea we have company in town begging to get rid of there pallets and i have come up with so many uses for them even though I make things out of Cedar im going to try this
  • Joy Hoover
    Joy Hoover Klamath Falls, OR
    Just be careful and know where these pallets were used..... chemicals
  • Charlotte Belange
    very nice Char Belange
  • Angela Davis- A to Z Custom Creations
    Oooh! I have tall dining room legs that would make for an awesome sofa table using this idea! Beautiful!
  • Anna Ibarra
    Anna Ibarra San Antonio, TX
    What a cute little writing desk. You made it to your own specifications for your own use.
  • Paula@O'Meara's Cottage Charm
    How completely stylish and sensible! Really a work of art! Love it!!!
  • Linda Lakin
    Linda Lakin Lubbock, TX
    Very stylish--it really is a work of art
  • Linda Z Rogers
    Linda Z Rogers Fulton, MS
    Going to do a search of the town for some pallets! Love it!