DIY Pallet Garden Furniture: Decorating With Furniture Made Of Pallets

DIY Garden Furniture Made Of Pallets
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With summer near, it’s the right time to think about replacing old, rundown garden furniture. If you want to do something creative and keep costs down, you might consider making your own pallet garden furniture. Making pallet furniture is fun, easy, and inexpensive. Read on for ideas and tips on making this garden furniture for yourself. 

Furniture Made of Pallets

You probably see stacks of pallets outside the hardware or grocery store every time you visit. These square or rectangular wooden structures are used to hold store products when they are being transported. In most cases, they are considered disposable.

Once the transport is complete, stores are usually happy to give the pallets to anyone who can use them-- which means that if you want to create furniture made of pallets for your garden or patio, you can!

Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard into an open-air living area. With extra seating options, your family and guests are more likely to want to spend time in your garden. You can use the wooden pallets you gather to create pallet garden furniture such as chairs, couches, lawn chairs, and benches.

You can also make shelves and even garden swings. All it takes, in addition to the pallets, is a simple collection of tools and a little creativity.

Making Pallet Furniture

When you are ready to start making pallet furniture for your backyard, the first thing to do is identify the space you have and the furniture you want in it. Decide where each piece will go before you dive into the project.

You’ll find lots of creative ideas for furniture on the internet, but you can also design your own. A stack of pallets can serve as a base for a sofa or a lounge chair. Create a back by attaching other pallets vertically. Sand and paint the pallets if you like a more polished look and add pillows to make the area comfy.

Build tables by stacking up a few pallets, nailing them together, then adding feet. For a fancier look, cut a piece of glass the size of the tabletop.

Create an outdoor shelving unit by standing two pallets up on their ends against each other. You can also make a potting bench or even create a treehouse for the kids with just a little more effort.

The ideas really can be endless with enough imagination, patience, and willingness to create your own DIY pallet furniture. 

Teo Spengler

Teo Spengler has been gardening for 30 years. She is a docent at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Her passion is trees, 250 of which she has planted on her land in France.