Garage Storage for Garden Tools From Old Pallet

My neighbour had a pallet from a delivery of gyprock or plasterboard on their front yard. I asked if they were going to use it and they said no, I could have it if I wanted it. So I dragged it home (literally) and affixed it to the wall to stop it falling over. Then in went the tools. We had previously used hooks but did not have sufficient hooks on the wall for all the tools. This is 2 metres or 6 feet in length and holds all the tools. Not a new idea but one that I was happy to adopt for our storage needs.

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  • Elwanna Elwanna on Feb 18, 2016
    I've never seen a pallet with that clean of lines. Is this really a pallet or does it just look sorta like a pallet? Did you use the wood from a pallet and just rearrange it?

    • Skyval Skyval on Feb 18, 2016
      Elwanna , there's lots of new pallets everywhere , just keep looking , behind motorcycle shops , gardening stores and hardware stores and grocery stores have real cute little pallets about 2' long and brand new white pine wood , ask inside the store if they have any for displays . And always ask permission for taking any pallets from anywhere .

    • Carole Carole on Feb 18, 2016
      Elwanna - this pallet was on my neighbours front yard and I had seen it come off the truck with the gyprock sheets on it. No breaks or cracks, not dirty or anything! Score! They left it there after it was unloaded so I asked them if the delivery company was coming back for it and they said no and that I could have it if I wanted it.

    • Elwanna Elwanna on Feb 18, 2016
      Sounds like you are one lucky dog. I will be looking out for one now though. I think it is a great idea.

    • Miranda Miranda on Jul 18, 2016
      I have one just like that , my Murphy bed arrived on it. It's one pallet!

  • Rosanne Rosanne on Feb 18, 2016
    how many pallets did it take to make the rack?

    • Carole Carole on Feb 19, 2016
      @Rosanne The one shown here was one large pallet. You could easily do a row of smaller pallets if that is what you have available. Should work just as well I would think.

    • Miranda Miranda on Jul 18, 2016
      It's one pallet I'm sure. I have one just like it

    • Patricia Zuskind McAlpin Patricia Zuskind McAlpin on Aug 12, 2017
      I love this idea. I will definitely do this in our garage. Thanks

  • Crystal T Crystal T on Sep 10, 2016
    Did you rearrange any of the boards?

    • Carole Carole on Sep 11, 2016
      No. The bottom one was damaged (shows as top in the photo to the camera) so that was removed but the boards were left as they were apart from that.

    • Crystal T Crystal T on Sep 11, 2016
      Thank you Carole!!!

  • Jch6747722 Jch6747722 on Oct 15, 2016
    How did you attach it to the wall?

    • Carole Carole on Oct 15, 2016
      You could of course screw through the pallet itself to attach to the wall. I preferred to use the hooks I already had so that if I wanted to, I could lift the whole thing off and away from the wall to clean behind.

    • Margie Margie on Aug 12, 2017
      I want to do this under my carport against the siding of my house but not sure how to do the boards of the pallets....maybe stain and wiping off unevenly?

  • Mar26970975 Mar26970975 on Nov 19, 2017
    Where do you find these. The ones I saw did not look like this. You did a great job

    • Carole Carole on Nov 19, 2017
      This one was on my neighbours front yard for throw out as they just had a lot of plasterboard or gyprock delivered. The company doing the delivery did not want to come back and take the pallet away, so I asked them if I could have it. You can use smaller pallets and just put a run of them along the wall if that is all you have access to. Thanks for your comments.

    • Jandv65 Jandv65 on Feb 03, 2021

      Love this! We recently bought a 100+year old house (that needs so much more than the list the previous owner gave us at the sale~private sale, no inspections,trust and honesty handshake~not a highly recommended way to enter home ownership!!! Trust me😖🥺😢😱😳🙄😬). However we have been blessed with the greatest neighbours one could have(silver lining). On my right is a young contractor who has discovered my love of repurposing pallets. I now have a never ending supply of oak(yes,OAK) pallets at my disposal!!!

  • Cathy Hardy Cathy Hardy on Apr 23, 2019

    Where did you get the pallets

    • TiNa RuBi TiNa RuBi on Oct 01, 2019

      Go to any warehouse or look on Craigslist people beg for u to take these from them ;)


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  • DJ.DIY.2694 DJ.DIY.2694 on Feb 06, 2021

    THANK YOU. I love anything that helps free up/consolidate space, and also love anything involving upcycling pallets or winecrates/wineboxes/winebottles into new and long lasting things! Thank you for sharing! Please share anything else you might do in the future, especially if it's pallet or wine-waste related! Or garden related! 😁🆙️♻️♾🌱🌲

  • Celticreds5 Celticreds5 on Apr 19, 2021

    I am definitely going to make the wall garden tool organizer. Fantastic idea. My husband made a great composter out of pallets--it has three bins for different stages and works great.