The trend towards salvage, recycling and “do it yourself” is still in full swing and continues to make its way into the garden. And the pallets are the best illustration of this. It is now fashionable to get your hands on pallet wood to reuse it through furniture you make yourself. These creations are therefore of great value because not only are they unique but in addition they are perfectly suited to your interior or exterior since you can make them in the size you need, paint them in the color you want. In short, be imaginative and you will have a piece with a personalized design that you will have created to measure.
It is not for nothing that pallet recovery is so fashionable today. This is simply because you can in no time and through a fun project make a sofa, a coffee table or any functional object or piece of furniture for your garden. Plus, if you use reclaimed wood, you can be sure you won’t spend too much. Ideal when you have a small budget. There are so many things you can create from palettes! Here are 10 ideas to inspire you and who might know how to get you started.
A vertical pallet planter
Place a pallet vertically and tie the boards together so that they are held in this position. You will have in less time than it takes to say it a space-saving plant holder that will easily find its place on a balcony or in your garden. Do not place it too far from your kitchen, because for aromatic plants it is the ideal solution. It’s up to you to create this little herb paradise!
A storage unit for your barbecues
Made in exactly the same way as the vertical planter, this perfect accessory for your barbecues is the simplest storage solution for your outdoor meals. By including hooks, you can also easily store your barbecue utensils.
A pallet table
You can really make unique and original furniture items from wooden pallets. For example, create a table from 4 wooden pallets. A pallet table can serve you both indoors and outdoors. Not only can your table be personalized, but you can also make it evolve by creating it. Just be sure to choose wooden pallets that haven’t been chemically treated. And finish your job with a protective coating like varnish or wax to ensure durability and weather resistance.
A garden bar made from pallets
Do you also dream of having a bar outside? With just five paddles, you can make your dream come true. To give it a little more pep, you can paint it in any tropical or lively tone! Of course, make sure the paddles are securely fastened together to avoid any risk of injury.
Pallet garden furniture
Want to continue adding conviviality to your garden or outdoor space? Create a relaxation area where you can enjoy your surroundings. To make a living room, it’s relatively simple and it doesn’t require a lot of tools. Just make sure you sand the wood properly. And pay attention to the way you cover your cushions so they don’t wear out too quickly.
A pallet sofa
You can make a simple sofa to slide inside as well. It works very well in a hallway or in a child’s room. Paint it in a beautiful bright color, and add pillows in a complementary color to create a nice contrast.
A corner sofa in pallets
Corner sofas are often relatively expensive pieces. For this salvage project, you need some tools and some raw material, then a lot of elbow grease. Even if you are new to DIY, this is achievable!
A pallet wood deck
Yes, it is possible to cover your patio with pallet wood. The wood is recycled, the budget is less, it’s up to you! As with all the projects suggested in this article, you will find tutorial videos here and there on the Net to follow step by step.
A swing bed
Do you want to find your child’s soul on a swing and the comfort of your adult life on a soft bed? How about you couple the two together by making a hanging bed? All you need is pallets and rope – and a mattress of course. You can design this swing bed for one or two people, it’s up to you whether you have a single or double mattress.
A kitchen island
Pallets can be used to create all kinds of furniture. You can even use them to create a kitchen island. You will need at least three palettes, a few tools, and paint. Cut the pallets to the desired length, clip them together and add a countertop. Paint it all in a natural color or in a very vivid tone that coordinates with your kitchen. This is the opportunity to offer you tailor-made cuisine.