Repurposing is great way to save money, labor, and materials. Whether you’re building from the ground up, need more furniture, or just looking to flex your creative muscles there are plenty of recyclable materials that are super cheap or even free. Snappy Pixels has a gallery of 107 ways to make use of recycled pallets. Used pallets can be found very cheap or for free at grocery stores or online. Always remember to use heat treated (HT) pallets and avoid the nasty chemicals that can be used to treat pallets. Learn more about pallet safety here.
Fun and cheap decorating projects like garden signs and wall art can make use of pallet slats, and if you need something more functional, the sturdy wood makes for a solid build. Nightstands, benches, and even beautiful dining tables can be made from recycled pallet wood. The best part is you get to customize the finish with paint and designs of your own!