Not sure what a pallet is? Or what it has to do with a palate or palette? Well, pallets are often used as shipping crates, and hundreds of them are left at junkyards, on the sidewalk, and in dumpsters. Your palate is your appreciation of taste and flavor, and a palette is a range of colors or the board you mix paints on.

But back to pallets! With a little help from the hardware store and a good workspace, you can turn pallets into desks, chairs, coffee tables, wall art, and more. If you鈥檙e a seasoned DIY鈥檈r, maybe you鈥檝e even dabbled in a pallet project yourself. In any case, here are 20 projects that are all about repurposing pallets. And be sure to stay tuned for our own collection of pallet projects in the weeks to come!

1.聽Outdoor Daybed: Can we please live in this outdoor scene? We鈥檙e really digging the use of pipes as the edges of the daybed. (via聽Prudent Baby)

2.聽Vertical Garden: If you don鈥檛 quite have a lawn for planting your very own herb garden, go vertical with it. (via聽Design*Sponge)

3.聽USA Wall Art: Chevron and the U.S. of A. Love it. (via聽Just Laine)

4.聽Rustic Headboard: Still haven鈥檛 forked over the cash for a proper headboard? Make your own with a recycled pallet. (via聽Stylizimo)

5.聽Flower Box: This one happens to be a perfect DIY for Easter and all things springy. (via聽Migonis Home)

6.聽An Entire Office: What started as a temporary office space solution has become one of the most blogged workspace designs around. (via聽Design Boom)

7.聽Picnic Table: We love the idea a mini picnic table for 2 or 4 people. Now, if only it folded up鈥 ;) (via聽1001 Pallets)

8.聽Pallet Ottoman: On the more doable end of the spectrum, this wrapped ottoman is a great combination of rustic and modern. (via聽Apartment Therapy)

9.聽Porch Swing: How sweet is this porch swing? (via聽Sheryl Salisbury Photography)

10.聽Mason Jar Chandelier: Mason jars and聽recycled pallets? DIY dreams.聽(via聽Etsy)

11.聽Pallet Top Desk: You might need to hit the flea market to make this one happen. Add a pallet topper to an old vintage desk and you鈥檝e got a great new setup. (via聽Thistlewood Farms)

12.聽Pallet Path: Love the mysterious vibe of this path into the woods. (via聽Latrouwski on Flickr)

13.聽Twin Beds: Bookmarking everything about this bedroom! (via聽1001 Pallets)

14.聽Pallet Stools: After a good amount of Internet sleuthing, we still can鈥檛 find a solid source for this photo and project. In any case, what a great use of pallets! (via聽Keymas)

15.聽Coffee Table on Casters: Sand, add casters, and call yourself a carpenter. (via聽Saidos da Concha)

16.聽Illuminated Jewelry Organizer: This organizer has a definite diorama feel to it 鈥 definitely one to add to our list of聽organization hacks. (via聽Rusted Creek on Etsy)

17.聽Vanity Organizer: Another jar and pallet combo! This one manages to somehow make makeup brushes, lipstick, and Q-tips look rustic. Win. (via聽Miss Madison鈥檚 Charmed Life)

18.聽Shelves: These shelves are easy to make a great place to store odds and ends, or to display vintage magazines and books. (via聽Nature鈥檚 Heirloom)

19.聽Toddler Pallet Bed: Kind of in love with this toddler bed! Does it come in full size? (via聽Lori Danelle)

20.聽Rustic Kitchen: You can turn pallets into shelves, doors, and more, especially in a country-inspired kitchen. (via聽Style Files)

21.聽Pot Rack: This pot rack looks like its straight out of聽Free Cabin Porn. (via聽A Greenpoint Kitchen)

22.聽Pallet Planter: And heading back to the outdoors, these planters are a great way to corral those unruly greens. (via聽Apartment Therapy聽+聽Live Laugh Rowe)

23.聽Pallet Daybed: Create a cozy nook in your home with a pallet daybed and lots of colorful textiles and wall art. (via聽Design*Sponge)

24.聽Workspace: Another pallet-ified workspace, the pallet ping pong table is definitely for the win. (via聽The Office Stylist)

25.聽Pallet Bench: Lastly, we鈥檝e got a scene that looks super serene. Perhaps those are DIY pillows too? (via聽Heather Hobhouse)

Have you ever created something out of a recycled pallet? Tell us about it in the comments below.聽