Reusing Pallets in Your Office Space as Furniture


Pallet's are a great resource for Green spaces right now and with Pinterest growing in popularity the ideas for up-cycling pallets are endless. They compliment Turnstone products as well and you can find some Green-friendly up-cycles to accomplish on the cheap which will accentuate your space. 

Pallets can be found for free at the side of the road or in the back of a large box store. In Michigan there are a couple different pallet manufacturers who scrap broken and returned pallets by the hundreds, as well, you can pick them up for free and save the manufacturer time and money too. Simply stacking them can create a desk or coffee table and with the majority of the materials being free and found, it's hard to beat.


Source: via Jodi on Pinterest

Source: via Jodi on Pinterest

A Grand Rapids company, ThinkBox Creative, created a conference room by up-cycling shipping pallets:

ThinkBox Creative Pallet conference room

Photos by Brain Dokter.Spending the extra time, possibly the extra effort and money as well, is worth the outcome of a Green office. Reusing materials is just one of the ways to accomplish that.

I love the pallet craze right now because the sheer creativity that you can fall into when you decide to up-cycle it's materials. It can become your Point Of Purchase counter, a wine bar, shoe storage, wall art, desk or coffee table as mentioned above and you can add or take away to your specifications. Wheels turn a pallet into an instant roll-away cart. Maybe a place to store your printer or a utilitarian piece to help unload equipment from a car or truck ... and the ideas just keep coming.

What are some of your favorite up-cycling options for the office? How do you keep your space Green and appealing?


Pam July 20, 2012

I like the idea of re-using pallets. The conference room wall that ThinkBox Creative made is neat and I can see some functional use for it as well. Also the pallets on the red wall is unique - the pallets definitely add a visual interest piece as well as functionality.

Using the pallets to make tables… it seems like using the pallets without breaking them down would impact your kneespace negatively… I would want to try using the pallet as the worksurface with glass over it and breaking down the pallet for legs (versus stacking pallets)

kathie August 4, 2012

I never knew pallets can make a living space as beautiful as those above. These pallets did a remarkable job and I think they are perfect for my room.  I have been searching online for great designs for my house that I can save money from and also use an environmental-friendly materials. I also found great decors from these website that I have my eyes on. I love decors, they make my room more attractive and more inspiring. Thank you for posting this!

Cameron Robertson March 6, 2014

Wow! These are some really amazing ideas! I really like the bike storage idea which acts as a bookcase at the same time. Look at all the space you can actually save and all that extra storage you have in place of it all. Furthermore, pallets do not cost a lot of money and if you have used ones from your workplace or even the dumpsters, then you can save even a lot more. Brilliant ideas!

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