Here at LittleThings we see a lot of pallet DIY projects.
Some are simple but fascinating, like a smart little wine rack. While others highlight the ingenuity of using the materials that you have, like one soldier who happened upon a pallet while on deployment and flipped it into a patriotic coffee table with very few tools.
One thing all these DIY projects all have in common is that they take the shabby and splintering wood from a skid — a structure that is merely meant as a way to transport goods — and transform it into something beautiful. Many times, I am in awe that something with so much rustic charm came from throwaway lumber that I would have previously just regarded as garbage.