DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Shelving

When winemakers Ted Osborne and Kim Wedlake opened a Napa tasting room for Olabisi Wines, the couple went for a simple recycled-rustic look. We especially admire their ingenious shelving made from reclaimed shipping pallets with jelly roll pans in lieu of drawers.

Above: Olabisi’s clever shelving system could be replicated for storage throughout the home.

Above: Pallets typically measure 48 inches wide and are 40 inches long. The best way to procure them is to approach a local business that uses them for shipping, or contact a recycling group such as Pallet Recycling.

Above: Commercial-grade Norpro Jelly Roll Pans measure 18 by 12 inches; available from Amazon for $21.99.

We’ve posted before on two other great ideas for repurposing reclaimed shipping pallets. See Remodelista’s posts DIY: Studiomama Pallet Chair and Slow Design: Katrin Arens Plate Rack.


Eternal Gardener
Eternal G5 years ago

Simple yet beautiful!

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W6 years ago

Thanks for posting!

Michele J.
Michele J.7 years ago

love this idea...tons of places around me looking to get rid of pallets.....gonna try this....I like how they sanded & stained the exposed areas too

Hester Goedhart
Eternal G8 years ago

Love everything recycled!

Jewel Rich
Jewel Rich8 years ago

Great Idea!!!!!

Pia Catrine Hoyer
Pia Høyer8 years ago

Love the idea:o)
I have a shelf at home which I made from Leca blocks and planks I bought at a hardware store. What is great about it is the many options I was given. I have shaped it according to my needs and the other design elements in my flat making it more organic than most shelves around. Saved a ton of money as well:o)

Alberta Gentleman

I love it! I am going to do it.

Yvette S.
Past Member 8 years ago

Something to build on! Thanks

gerlinde p.
gerlinde p8 years ago

interesting idea