Pallets are more well-traveled than most people. The inexpensive wood gets shipped around the world every day, and often left behind to be reclaimed by makers like you. We’ve seen just about everything made out of pallets and we still can't get enough. Enter the Pallet Contest for a chance to win vouchers from PrettyPegs, a Fein MultiMaster Oscillating tool, DEWALT grip sander, and Instructables prize pack.

Whether you decide to make a desk, coffee table, or do something totally unexpected, if you built it with pallets, it's eligible. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, thorough documentation and reproducibility. The project possibilities are endless with pallets -- now get out there and get your hands on some!

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The Pallet Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • an $80 voucher to PrettyPegs
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Third Prize (10)

Ten Third Prize winners will receive:
  • a $60 voucher to PrettyPegs
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 1, 2015 and Jul 13, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pallet Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.