Pallets…. we see them at the lumber store, the feed store, behind grocery stores…. all over the place! Jeff opened my eyes to the usefulness of this resource! Over the years, we’ve put pallets to many uses around the homestead. They’ve created gates, fences, compost bins, and a goat barn… to name a few. Now whenever we are in town (and have room in the back of the truck) we stock up with pallets because we always need them for projects. We know some local sources where they give them away for free (we’ve never paid for a single pallet.) We’ve gotten pallets made out of gorgeous hardwoods, and in all different shapes and sizes. I see big piles of them around town and don’t want a one of ’em to go to waste.
Here are some pictures I’ve taken over the years of pallet gates around our place.
We like to hang signs on our gates to make a cheery welcome and a magical entrance.
So, if you are driving around town and you see a bunch of pallets, don’t be shy. Ask the business if they give pallets away for free. You never know. They just might.
I hope this will inspire you to make use of pallets, to use them to create what you need at the time.
What things have you created out of pallets?