Crate expectations: taster ideas to suit any pallet
Upcycling remains as popular a design technique as ever, and one of the staple factory excesses that can be incorporated into design is the humble shipping crate.
From beds, to seating, tables to shoeracks, the flexibility and natural character of the wooden pallets offers refreshing alternatives to a whole host of different interior features.
We sifted through Pinterest to find our own favourites. Here's how these pallets are transforming living and working spaces...
These varnished crates combined with the leafy decor of this apartment bring the outdoors in
Stained columns across this piece give the space a truly rustic, rural feel
This washed-out trio of pallets tie this living room together, matching with the rug & sidetable
Combining white-painted pallets with these varnished oak surfaces slats makes this table unique
A different take on the table idea shows how the gaps between the pallets can be fully utilised
By using more crates than required, a bedframe can be made to incorporate display space
Another crate-frame that makes the bed itself a stand-out feature in this serene room
By disbanding the initial pallets, the wood can be rebuilt into storage boxes - or plant pots