20 DIY PALLET GARDEN AND FURNITURE IDEAS
Posted. 30th April 2018
Water games, sweet iced tea and lounging outside are just a few of the ideas that come to mind when thinking about summer! The kids are out of school, the smell of backyard barbecue is all around and the lull of the warmer months draw friends and neighbors out to socialize.
But before you send out that neighborhood block party invite, is your backyard ready to entertain? If not, don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to spruce up your yard by using easy things like garden furniture made from pallets that will keep you and your wallet happy!
All you need is a little creativity and willingness to put in some elbow grease, and you’ll be backyard party ready in no time! Check out our awesome list of DIY pallet garden furniture ideas to get the creative gears going and the lemonade flowing!
1. WOODEN PALLET BENCH
Take an ordinary wooden pallet and turn it into a rustic-looking bench! Wooden pallets are relatively easy to find — any hardware or home improvement store should have some in stock. Most places will just throw these away, so the odds of you snatching one for free are good, but if not, they won’t be very expensive anyways. Add a little paint and let your creativity soar!
2. WOODEN CHAISE LOUNGER
Grab some extra 2 x 4’s and make a solid wooden chaise lounge! If you don’t have any extra 2 x 4’s on hand, a neighbor probably does or you can purchase some for cheap at a local lumber yard. Not only are these incredibly cost effective, but they add an interesting addition to any backyard setup. Throw a decorative outdoor cushion on there and you’re practically Martha Stewart.
3. GARDEN FURNITURE SET
The possibilities are endless with wooden pallets! With two to three pallets, you could easily make a whole set of interesting backyard furniture that definitely won’t break the bank. Simple loungers, a funky table and even a hanging plant holder or garden can be constructed with ease. All you’d really need is a little creativity and some hammers and nails.
4. COVERED PATIO FURNITURE SET
Here’s another idea for furniture using pallets perfect for under an awning or covered patio area. Using a little bit of a deep, dark wood stain will add some extra character to the wood and make your backyard scenescape pop. If you don’t have stain on hand, any extra paint will do the job, as well. Just make sure to let these dry way ahead of party time!
5. BOOTH-STYLE PALLET BENCHES
Make the most of your space and get your patio ready for big hangouts by utilizing multiple pallets to create booth-style seating. This DIY pallet garden furniture is stylish, affordable and totally customizable to fit your outdoor space needs. You can measure and cut your pallets depending on what measurement and height you need to make your patio party perfect.
6. PALLET TABLE
Here’s a DIY for wood pallet garden furniture that gives you a step-by-step process. The table and chairs are finished with a pine stain that gives the furniture a polished, classy euro look. Even the process of transforming these old pallets into garden furniture could be a fun activity for the whole family! Just leave the hammering and cutting to the adults.
7. RECLAIMED COFFEE TABLE
This nifty instructional video
demonstrates exactly how to transform an old wooden pallet into a reclaimed coffee table. A table like this would be perfect outdoors on a patio or even in a screened area to enjoy some early morning coffee. This is a great, simple project without the need for any expensive materials and an extra bonus – it doesn’t take long at all to build!
8. RUSTIC PALLET BED
Here’s a super creative idea if you’re willing to spend a little extra time (and money) on an indoor project. Using old wooden pallets, you could refurbish them to make a bed frame and headboard. In this picture, stones are used to decorate the headboard to create a boxed-in effect that is truly unique and actually beautiful. Using wooden pallets in place of a traditional bed frame adds a rust sort of feel to the room.
9. PALLET BENCH
Here’s a DIY YouTube video
for a pallet bench. The process calls for simple materials you could find at a home store, or maybe stuff you even have laying around. The wooden pallets are cheap to buy if you can’t find any laying around lumber yards or stores. This video states that the whole project cost just under $25. Seems like a great project that will keep your bank account happy, too!
10. PALLET SOFA
A pallet sofa is a truly unique way to tie a room together! This image depicts a relatively simple wooden pallet framed sofa with plain, white sofa pillows for décor. Depending on the type of cushions you prefer, you could easily use a cushion made from materials suitable for outdoor use. A garden sofa made from pallets wouldn’t be complete without the pallet garden furniture cushions!
11. OUTDOOR FURNITURE SET
Here’s a perfect example of how great homemade garden furniture from pallets can look. Paired with decorative outdoor-safe cushions, the wooden benches and tables will transform your outdoor into a rustic café. Or at least it will look that way! The wooden pallets used in the photo are raw, meaning no stain or paint was added. Stained or raw, the wood looks great.
12. PALLET GARDEN BENCH
Here’s an image to guide your pallet garden bench plans! The scene almost resembles something you’d find in an artsy park. You could make these wooden benches and tables as fancy as you’d like, but even keeping it simple will make your garden area look incredible. It seems that white paint was used on these wooden sets, but again, paint is optional.
13. WHITE PALLET BENCHES
Similar to the previous image, this scene gives a closer look at the wooden pallet garden tables. Wooden pallets can be stacked as high as you’d like to create a taller or shorter table. The tables could be decorated with a fancy tablecloth and some votive candle holders if planning a party or reception. Outdoor weddings will never go out of style and these wooden bench and table sets would be a perfect addition without the extra expense to a wedding.
14. PALLET TABLE WITH WHEELS
Here’s a great idea – add wheels to your wooden pallet garden coffee table! With this small addition, your wooden furniture could be moved around easily. You’d want to be sure to get the wheels with stoppers so that the furniture wouldn’t be moving around incessantly. Add some varnish and sealant, and you have some high-quality looking furniture that will last!
15. LIVING ROOM PALLET SET
Since wooden pallets are so easy to use and cheap to buy, utilizing them to create a whole living space is a great idea! The pallets could be used as a coffee table, sofa and even crates for records or other items. Depending on the color scheme of the room or outdoor area, you could easily paint the wooden pallets to match any sort of theme.
16. PALLET OFFICE FURNITURE
Got a small business or work space? Wooden pallets are a unique way to liven up the office by creating chairs, tables or desks to work on. Even better, they’re so cheap! (In price, not in quality.) This is a perfect way to step outside that stuffy office feeling and add a bit of fun to the work area.
17. CUSTOMIZABLE PALLET FURNITURE
Here’s a perfect example of a customizable coffee table or pallet garden furniture bar. You can get as creative as you want with the size, shape and color of these nifty furniture ideas. Save money on shelves, too, by creating your own by using pallets. The white paint on this coffee table really pops and adds personality to the entire room.
18. PALLET SHELF SETS
Here’s an entire room with furniture made from wooden pallets. The space has a wooden pallet coffee table, shelves and even possibly a wooden crate couch frame. Wooden pallets could also be draped with fabric, so if you did create a frame for a bed or couch, it could be easily draped with decorative fabric to add some more personality to a room.
19. UPCYCLED PALLET FURNITURE
This photo shows how you can use pallets to create a perfect pallet garden corner sofa. You can keep that rustic feel to any of the furniture by leaving the wood bare. If you don’t use a sealant, however, be sure to have your furniture in an area it can’t get rained on, or at least set it up where you could easily move it if needed.
20. PALLET PATIO SET
Here’s an outdoor pallet furniture set that comes with two chairs and one table. These customizable outdoor furniture sets would add a cute addition to any outdoor garden setup. The chairs would be perfect for lounging around during a warm summer evening or even cuddling up to look at the stars at night. This is also a great way to recycle any old wood lying around.
By Candace Osmond
Via Backyard Boss