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15 Outdoor Pallet Furniture Ideas

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By Lucy Pitts
Wooden Pallet Planter

What happens if for some reason you find yourself with a pile of wooden pallets? Perhaps you’ve had a delivery and they were left behind, perhaps you saw them in a friend’s garden and felt compelled to take them home. For the creative and the resourceful these functional wooden pallets can be transformed into a whole host of great looking garden furniture.

1. The Basic Pallet Table

With remarkably little effort, your wood pallet can become a garden table. You can stack them up on top of one another to make a high table, put them on legs or just have one low pallet as a coffee table. Then keep the wooden rustic look or paint them in whatever colour you fancy.

Wooden Pallet Table in a Field
Image Credit: Etsy

2. Pallet Wine Bar

This fantastic idea is ridiculously easy. Although there are a number of different variations that you can create, you can build a very simple design if need be! At a minimum you will need 2 pallets, and a choice of paint possibly! Pallet Wine Bar, done. Perfect for your next summer barbecue. 

Pallet Wine Bar
Image Credit: iCreative Ideas

3. A Little Bit More of a Garden Sofa

With a little bit of carpentry you can add a back to your garden pallet sofa. Stack up your pallets as before and then stand another length ways on its edge to act as the back of the sofa and fix it on. If you cut the back pallet to size you can also fit it at a sloping angle for a more laid back approach.

Wooden Pallet Sofa
Image Credit: Furni Logo Design Studio

4. Round Your Table Off

Draw a large circle on your pallet and then cut it to shape to create a round table. Again, you can fit the pallet on to legs, stack it up on another or have a low table and decorate it as you choose.

Smooth Dark Wooden Pallet Table
Image Credit: Devd the Film

5. Relax in Style on your Pallet

What about a pallet sun lounger? Pallet beds are easy and you can enjoy a single or a double depending on how many pallets you have to spare.

Wooden Pallet Sun Lounger
Image Credit: Instructables

6. Frame it

Cut down your pallets and use the wooden slats to form a picture frame for your garden. Hang an external mirror or perhaps just frame a particular feature in your garden like a plant growing in a wall.

Muti-coloured pallet wood mirror
Image Credit: CM Shaw Studios

7. Turn Them into Planters

Again with some basic DIY skills, you can cut your pallets down to size and using any spare slats as a base, cut the parts into long rectangular shapes to form a planter. You could even use them as a rustic window box.

Wooden Pallet Planter
Image Credit: Shabby She

8. Using Them as Steps

You could just stack the pallets on top of one another, cutting them to size to form steps or you could be more technical in how you create your pallet steps but one thing is for sure, rustic wooden steps will make a great feature for your garden. Place different pots on them or cushions to turn them into quirky seats, or you could actually use them as steps.

Wooden Pallet Steps and Planters
Image Credit: Cool DIY Ideas

9. Wooden Pallet Drinks Rack

When entertaining your guests, why not make a drinks rack/shelf out of your unused wooden pallets?! Perfect for holding bottles of wine,  (or whatever your choice of tipple is!) as well as glasses and corkscrews!

Wooden Pallet Wine Rack
Image Credit: Etsy

10. Use Your Pallets as Shelving

If you take your pallets apart the wooden slats can be put to all sorts of uses. Start simple by making wooden garden shelves with them. You could do this in your shed for storage or attach to a garden wall for decoration.

Wooden Garden Shelves
Image Credit: Mi Home

11. Turn Them into Screening

If you have an unsightly area in your garden, perhaps your compost heap or lawn cuttings, why not turn your pallets into a natural garden screen by standing them up on end. Again, you could leave them natural, paint them green or any colour and you could also hang planters from them for even more appeal.

Wooden Pallet Screen
Image Credit: By Candarell

12. Swinging into Action with Your Garden Pallets

Cut your pallet in half (length ways) and sand it off. Then attach rope or a chain and you have a ready-made garden swing.

Wooden Pallet Swing
Image Credit: Bounce Home

13. Some Impromptu Decking

How many pallets have you got? Enough to lay them out and form some quick and easy decking in your garden?

Wooden Pallet Decking
Image Credit: VA Chiropractic

14. Fencing in

In need of a little fencing or a nice fenced border to an area of your garden? Cut your pallets to shape and hey presto, you have a fence.

Wooden Pallet Fence
Image Credit: Pallet Furniture

15. Your Own Piece of Art

Hang your pallet on a wall and paint it. You could do Picasso, abstract or just write your garden rules on each different slat. It’s all about making your pallet your own unique bit of garden art.

Wooden Pallet Art
Image Credit: Pallet Furniture Plans

 

There are an estimated 2 billion pallets in use and many, many more lying around unloved. They are a simple, easy but fun way to make your garden unique and create some fantastic garden furniture and ideas. Please share your creations with us via our social media sites, or alternatively leave a comment below, and inspire us to get creative with all those forgotten pallets.

 

 

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