You can get more out of a wooden shipping pallet than a summer bonfire. I know. It sounds like a splinter disaster waiting to happen, but it doesn’t have to be. In a world where we are creating so much waste, we should learn to be as resourceful as possible. And it’s the perfect time to start. The maker movement, which highlights the power and direct impact of being a DIYer, is in full effect. Check out 25 DIY projects below that feature the wooden pallet. You’ll be amazed at how they can be transformed into beautiful and functional pieces with a few tools and a lot of creativity. Once you’ve done the proper research, including which project you’d like to try, which type of pallet you’d need (yes, there is more than one kind), and how to safely prepare it for upcycling, you can create something just as beautiful for little to no cost!