Decorating and furnishing your patio is not an easy task – but then again, it has to be done! The patio is certainly one of the most important rooms in your house, as you can easily turn it into your little piece of Heaven, your “safe spot” where you can retreat whenever you want to escape the world and just spend some time all by yourself. No matter if you have a fully enclosed, a partially-open or an open-air patio, you should know that pallet furniture will certainly take your patio (and your carpenting skills) to the next level. Here are 20 great DIY pallet patio furniture tutorials and step by step guides that you should try this summer!
1. Lovely Corner Furniture!
This is a lovely furniture set that consists of a corner bench, two chairs and a beautiful and generously spaced table – all of which are made entirely from pallets of the highest quality. If you have some extra pallets on your hands, then do not be afraid to recycle them in an efficient, eco-friendly and functional manner: just make sure to thoroughly clean them and remove all the debris and dust, then apply a fresh, thick layer of paint (preferably brown or any other darker shade, as it not only covers all the imperfections, but it also gives the furniture a rather luxurious finish), then place it on your patio or under your gazebo. Remember, though, that these pallets are made from wood, which can rot if exposed to moisture – this is why you must never leave this corner furniture out in the open air!
Source and DIY tutorial – sassy-sparrow
2. Complete Pallet Furniture Makeover!
This is an outstanding multi-color pallet furniture makeover that will add liveliness, freshness and joy to your patio! What makes this entire furniture set so special is the fact that it is decorated with all these bright pieces that really make your patio stand out. Even if the pallet furniture is not freshly painted, the colorful pillows, blankets and carpets will still make it look like high-end designer furniture – nobody has to know your little secret! Besides, the reduced dimensions and the versatile design of the pallets also make it very easy for you to actually mask them, thus creating the impression of real, store-bought furniture. Check out this tutorial if you want to draw some inspiration, and feel free to tweak and adjust these ideas any way you want, if you wish to add a personal touch to the project!
Source and DIY tutorial – placeofmytaste
3. Pallet-Based Day Bed For Your Patio!
Who does not love a good stretch, at the end of the day? A day bed is multi-functional and it is great for a variety of purposes – you can lie down and take a power nap whenever you want to recharge your batteries, you can sit on it and read your favorite book, or you can simply stretch and watch your favorite TV show or movie. Regardless of how you want to use your day bed, one thing is for sure: these pieces of furniture do not come cheap, if you go to Ikea! The good news is that you can easily repurpose some old pallets and come up with your own patio day bed that is just as comfortable. Here is a very in-depth tutorial that will show you how and what you need to do for the ultimate day bed!
Source and DIY tutorial – lovelygreens
4. Pallet Wood Chair!
Do you like those classic, country-style armchairs or reclining chairs? We see them all over the movies, and the truth is that they are very comfortable – you can sit in your own wood chair, sipping a Marguerita this summer, without having to worry about investing a fortune in a ready-made chair! As a matter of fact, you can make your own with several old but still good pallets. Here is a tutorial that everybody can follow – it is very well-written and it is self-explanatory, which is great for those who have never completed a DIY project before. You do not need to be a professional DIY-er or a handyman to complete this project – all you need is a bit of determination!
Source and DIY tutorial – funkyjunkinteriors
5. Shipping Crate Table
This is yet another outstanding use for your old pallets – a use that will make you think twice before throwing your old “junk” away next time! This is a breath-taking shipping crate table that somehow resembles one of those old pirate treasure chests, and its seemingly unfinished look only makes it even more elegant and luxurious. If you have several pallets to spare, then you should definitely take this repurposed crate table tutorial into account – you can easily add it to your patio, for a vintage or retro effect.
Source and DIY tutorial – infarrantlycreative
6. Pallet Furniture Set For The Entire Family!
This pallet furniture set is an outstanding idea for large families, as everybody knows just how difficult it is to accommodate all the family members – or friends who come to visit, for that matter! If you have ten or more pallets available, then you should definitely grab some nails, hammer and a couple of commercial brushes, for you will have a lot of work to do! Here is a highly detailed yet easy to follow DIY pallet furniture set tutorial that will help you make four adorable and comfortable chairs, along with a table that comes with a glass cover – the secret actually lies in that top glass portion, which adds a cool visual effect to the entire furniture set, especially when combined with such a lively color such as blue.
Source and DIY tutorial – bridgman
7. Wood Deck Cooler
Do you remember those bulky plastic deck coolers where we used to store beer and juice bottles throughout the summer, hoping to keep them cool? They are certainly a thing of the past now, as the wood deck coolers are much more awesome – and cheaper to make from scratch, for that matter! Pallets are notorious for their ease of use and their impressive versatility that allows us to transform them into virtually any piece of furniture, and one of the best uses for these pallets would be this wood deck cooler, as pictures and detailed in the tutorial. This is actually a suspended cooler where you can store all your beverages, and still keep them close to you – you do not need to worry about keeping the cooler close to a plug to constantly ventilate the bottles, unlike it happens with the conventional coolers, and that is the beauty of it!
Source and DIY tutorial – foxhollowcottage
8. Modular Outdoor Seating
Modular seating is never easy to accomplish, as this is actually one of the most complex and demanding types of furniture you can possibly come across – which is exactly why it is even more impressive, given the fact that this outdoor modular seating set is entirely made from recycled pallets! The benefits of modular seating is that you can easily adjust, re-arrange and re-sit all these pieces, depending on your needs and preferences, and they are great for accommodating a large number of people, spontaneously! How many times has it happened to you to have friends coming over, only to realize that there is simply not enough room for them to sit down? You will never need to worry about that, with these DIY modular outdoor seats that are cheap, time-effective and ridiculously practical at the same time!
Source and DIY tutorial – shanty-2-chic
9. DIY Patio Bar!
There is nothing better and more refreshing than a good homemade lemonade or Martini to cool down those hot summer days – and we all know that those delicious beverages are best served cold, and best served outside! However, outdoor bar furniture tends to be rather expensive these days, primarily because of the fact that these furniture pieces are usually made from highly resistant material that can withstand the UV rays, the moisture, wind, snow, hailstorm and such. The good thing, however, is that you can actually come up with your very own DIY patio bar furniture that is made entirely from wood pallets, provided that you carefully treat the wood beforehand. Not only do you need to carefully clean and paint the wood, but you will also need to add a protective layer/sealant at the end, in order to expand its life and to make it look as good as new, for years to come. Check out this great tutorial for more information, tips, hints and other practical advice on how you can make your own patio bar.
Source and DIY tutorial – amittenfullofsavings
10. 3D Plans For An Outdoor Pallet Sofa!
An outdoor sofa for your garden or backyard certainly sounds like an extraordinary idea, but if you have never created a sofa all by yourself, then you are in great need of highly detailed and accurate blueprints and plans to help you get the work done. This is where these in-depth instructions coupled with the 3D plans step in and teach you just how easy it is to create a large, comfortable, versatile and easy to install sofa, entirely out of the old pallets. Grab the old pallets, bring them together, bring your laptop and get started right away – you should be ready to sit on your newly made sofa within a couple of hours!
Source and DIY tutorial – diypalletfurniture
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