10 Ways to Turn a Construction Pallet Into Beautiful Decor

Want a new coffee table but you're strapped for cash? Why not make your own with used pallets? See more home construction pictures.
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While sites like Pinterest and various mommy blogs are all trying to convince us we're just a sander and a paintbrush away from being crafting champs, there's no denying that some of us just aren't cut out for DIY projects. But with money tight and ideas plentiful, it's tempting to suck it up and try to save a dollar without sacrificing creative design.

In the next few pages, we'll see how wooden construction pallets -- yes, the ones used for hauling crates of groceries, building materials and all manner of bulk goods -- can be restored, recycled and repurposed inside and outside your home. From bedroom furniture to garden planters, let's take a look at how these nifty pieces of used lumber can transform into nearly anything you need.