6 Quick and Easy Pallet Projects for the Homestead

Pallets are a great way to recycle on the homestead.

Pallets are all the rage right now, and they are a very useful, free tool to use around the house, farm and yard.

Here are some simple and easy pallet projects for the homestead and garden- so easy you don’t even have to take the pallets apart!

Make a Pallet Gate

Pallets actually make quite good gates. At our old house we had one simply wired to a wood gate post. It served us well, with next to no wear and tear for over 2 years.

The Pallet Compost Bin

Every homestead needs a compost bin and pallets are the perfect fit. You can make how ever many compartments you need, but I suggest starting with at least 2.

Pallet Hay Feeders

Again, if you have ever priced a hay feeder/hay rack, you will know that they are another necessary item that is way overpriced. We have made 2 hay feeders out of pallets that only cost us the price of the screws.

Pallet Animal Stalls

If you own animals, sometimes you might need to subdivide your barns and shelters to accommodate sick, young or birthing animals. Pallets are just the thing for this!

The Pallet Tool Organizer

Gardeners have a lot of tools that can take up a lot of space. A pallet secured to a wall can hold all those long handled shovels, hoes, and rakes.

Photo via Nic Robinson on Flickr

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