Today's used wooden pallets have two options after their initial useful life ends. They can be sent to a landfill, where they will linger until they have decomposed. Or they can be recycled and given a second useful life. Not only is recycling your used wooden pallets helpful for the planet, but it can help you stay young in brain and body by encouraging you to learn new skills. You can also have great fun as a family working on wooden pallet recycling ideas.

On my other blog, I have a list of 122 DIY pallet projects with great tutorials that you might want to try. But in this article, I will list 5 of the easiest ones that you can do on a weekend even if you're a beginner.

Create a Backyard Swing

Pallet Backyard Swing

Photo by Design Rulz

If there is one thing the average wooden pallet is perfectly sized and shaped for, it is a backyard swing.

You will want to remove all nails and sand down the pallet to remove splinters. Adding a coat of clear varnish can ensure a smooth, splinter-free seat. You can then paint the swing if you wish.




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