20 DIY pallet porch furniture lessons for stylish and practical patio!
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!
11. Multifunction Pallet Table!
As you already know, pallets are already multifunctional and very versatile by themselves, which is why they can be easily combined to create an outstanding multifunction pallet table that can be adjusted and rearranged whenever you need to. As a matter of fact, the high degree of functionality associated with this multifunction pallet table makes it an outstanding choice for the outdoor modular seating described above – both pieces are great to have in your back yard! That being said, what makes this modular table so great is the fact that it is very space-effective and it can be easily comprised whenever you need to save some room. You can store your books, magazines, board games and even tea or coffee cups inside it, and take them out whenever you need them, quickly and without any problem. Check out this tutorial and see for yourself!
Source and DIY tutorial – instructables
12. Pallet Swing Chair!
This is a lovely project for an indoor pallet swing chair that will certainly bring a smile on your face! We are all stressed and under pressure, and that is due to the fact that we live in the most demanding era of mankind. This is why we are constantly looking for ways to let off the steam and to actually unwind for a moment – and there is no better way to do that than by singing on your own, homemade pallet swing chair! Let all your worries aside for a second and start enjoying the little things in life, for they are the ones that truly matter. Here is a tutorial that will show you how to create a DIY pallet swing chair that you can add to your patio – just make sure the support system in the roof is strong enough to withstand your weight, and then you can safely get to business! The final result will definitely be worth the time and the effort.
Source and DIY tutorial – instructables
13. Pallet Patio Furniture
This is actually one of the most stylish and modern pallet patio furniture tutorials that you will ever come across – and nobody will ever be able to tell that you have actually used old pallets to create that beautiful round table and those small, minimalist chairs! However, if you have decided to turn this project into reality, it is important to know that you will need some specialized, high-end handyman tools for it, as you will need to carefully and thoroughly polish the wooden pallets, after cutting them. Then, you will need to slowly glue them together, cut away all the excess and then add the final layer of paint that will make the wood look a lot more natural, and that will also help preserve the wood’s natural properties and resilience. There you have it, an exquisite pallet-based patio furniture that will turn heads!
Source and DIY tutorial – instructables
14. One Pallet Chair!
If you only have one pallet at your disposal, then you already know that there is not much you can accomplish with it – however, you should still think twice before throwing it away, for it may actually come in handy, and this tutorial will show you just that! This is a lovely one pallet chair tutorial that will help you create a slightly reclined chair where you can sit and relax whenever you feel that stress has gotten to you. In this tutorial, you will find all the steps that you need to follow, along with thorough instruction on how to properly cut and manage the wooden pallets, for the best results. You will not miss a thing!
Source and DIY tutorial – instructables
15. Build Yourself A Comfy Pallet Day Bed!
The first thing you notice when you look at this bed is just how cozy it seems to be – but then again, if you pay more attention to the bottom of the bed, you will realize that it is made primarily from durable, cost-effective and versatile wooden pallets! These wooden pallets actually serve as a sturdy support system for the bed, and they can withstand a tremendous amount of weight, therefore the day bed can safely be used by two or even three people. Aside from being super puffy and comfortable, this day bed also comes with several rollers that allow you to easily move it across the patio! No matter if you want to soak in the sun, to reposition your day bed so you can watch your favorite cooking show or simply to escape the sun and to “retreat in the shade” during the hot summer days, this is a very versatile and portable piece of furniture that is great to have around!
Source and DIY tutorial – prettyprudent
16. Stylish Outdoor Pallet Seating For Your Furniture
You never thought you will ever use the words “stylish” and “wood pallets” in the same sentence before, did you? The truth is that just because a piece of furniture is made from pallet, this should not prevent you from personalizing it and making look extremely chic, comfy and glamorous! This tutorial will show you how to do that, and it will teach you how to combine different colors and textures like a true interior designer, for the best results. For instance, red goes perfectly with blue, as this color association will make the entire piece look more luxurious and extravagant, at first sight. For more details, feel free to check the tutorial – the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing the color!
Source and DIY tutorial – hgtv
17. Homemade Succulent Pallet Table!
If you are into gardening and you are passionate about flowers, then you will instantly fall in love with this awesome succulent pallet table! This is basically just your average, regular table that can be used for your outdoor patio, but what makes it so special is that it actually allows you to plant a row of succulent flowers right in the middle, which is great for adding a touch of freshness to your entire furniture ensemble, especially if you are fond of plants! Besides, you can opt for perennials or evergreens, the latter being a particularly suitable choice if you aim for low-maintenance plants. Check out this tutorial and let yourself be inspired!
Source and DIY tutorial – faroutflora
18. Make A Potting Bench Out Of Pallets!
Have you ever used potting benches before? These benches are not the regular seating benches that we are all accustomed to – on the contrary, they are actually indispensable tools for every passionate gardener who knows just how difficult it is to take care of perennials and seasonal plants that require regular grooming and potting. The good news is that you can make a very versatile and useful potting bench made entirely from old pallets – offering you the best support and plenty of work room, these potting benches are a cheap alternative to the most expensive metal ones. Besides, you can personalize them just the way you want to, and you can also paint them whenever needed!
Source and DIY tutorial – bhg
19. Make Yourself An Outdoor Rolling Cart!
When it comes to outdoor rolling carts, it must be said that these practical carts are not intended for any specific use – however, they do come in handy if you have an outdoor bar or a soda and you are looking for a compact cart where you can store all your liquor, every now and then. On the other hand, this pallet-based outdoor rolling cart is also great for storing and transporting food (especially steaks), so you might want to keep it close to the grill next time you plan on making a delicious barbecue with your friends or family!
Source and DIY tutorial – anythingpretty
20. DIY Pallet Swing Bed!
This is another super easy to follow tutorial on how to make yourself a DIY pallet swing bed from zero, provided that you have some pallets, a couple of comfortable pillows, some blankets and some rope or sturdy chains that you can use to attach the swing bed to the ceiling. Follow the instructions exactly as described in this tutorial, and you can get your own swing bed within several hours – just make sure to take your time when nailing the pallets together, as you do not want to rush when it comes to creating a sturdy support for the bed!
Source and DIY tutorial – themerrythought
Overall, pallets are great to have around, and they can be used in countless different ways across the house. They can be used both for practical and for aesthetic purposes – for instance, you can turn your old pallets into a potting table as described above, or you can turn them into an exterior decoration that adds beauty and style to your windows or walls. The choice is entirely yours, and whichever DIY pallet patio furniture project you opt for, make sure to follow the instructions precisely!