DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Plate Rack

A great use for reclaimed shipping pallets from German designer Katrin Arens, who uses “materials from derelict country houses, cellars, and carpentry studios” in her designs.

Above: Katrin Arens’ kitchen in Lombardy, Italy; photo by Jordi Canosa.

Above: Katrin Arens fashioned a plate rack from a discarded pallet.

Above: Ana White of Knock-Off Wood fashioned her own DIY pallet shelf and shares her instructions.

For another DIY project giving new life to old pallets, see Remodelista’s earlier post DIY: Studiomama Pallet Chair.

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.6 months ago

Really amazing blog, I’d love to discover some extra information. pre-start health & safety racking inspection

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener2 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago


Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.2 years ago

We like this and do think it will be heavy!
Will check for it hanging on the wall! All the wood plus the dishes!
Very nice looking!
We also saw a room divider a very large one made with pallets!
Thank You

susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

This is great , thanks !

Pat W.
Pat W.3 years ago

great and functional re-cycling

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Interesting info. Thank you.

Katie K.
Katie K.3 years ago

Great idea. I'm making a bench out of 2 pallets for my front porch.

Kristina C.
Kristina C.3 years ago

It looks great - but a bit too rustic for me.

Please sign my petition:

Jon Hoy
Jonjon Hoy3 years ago

I had a friend of mine that built himself a huge storage shed out of pallets and it looked like he bought a shed when he was finished. He also had a green house this way as well where he added windows.