Furniture can be expensive and finding that perfect piece that matches your space and speaks to your style can be difficult. Luckily for Capetonians looking for something a little less heavy on the pockets and more customisable, the Mother City has a surplus of wine pallets.

Wine pallet furniture is not only highly underrated but also often overlooked as a viable option for that special piece you’ve been looking for. In reality, whether its patio furniture, a table, bed or urban gardening solution, pallets are not only a versatile item to use but also have a high level of customisation.

Where to get your pallets

Getting hold of usable pallets in Cape Town is far easier than it seems. You can make use of online selling platforms like Gumtree, OLX and even Facebook Marketplace. Here you are likely to find pallets in good condition that range in prices from R65 to R100 and over, depending on the finishes of the wood.

Alternatively, you can contact a nearby wine farm and inquire about their available wine pallets. Some farms have a surplus of pallets that they are either not using or are due to discard. Here you might be able to bag your pallets for free or for significantly cheaper than other options. You might get pallets with more wear and tear through this method, however.


When it comes to creating a piece of pallet furniture, you probably have an idea in your head of what you would like to create already. Keep in mind that you should always sand your pallets to avoid splinters and that painting or wood staining are great options for giving your pallet a new look.

Making your own furniture with pallets simple requires the will to put in a little elbow grease, enough time and a vision.

Pallets can be cut, glued, reassembled and hammered to fit your ideal, you can add or remove anything you want and the smallest details can make a big difference.

Get ready to create and find your perfect piece with these inspirational ideas shared by Idées de génie on Facebook:

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