Simple Pallet Garden Furniture And Storage Solutions
Reusing pallets is a great way to avoid them ending up in landfill and can be used to make some unique pieces of furniture for your garden. Wooden furniture offers a natural appearance that fits into any garden design, but it can be expensive to buy brand new, so salvage some pallets and get your tools out to make some cheap, stylish and versatile garden furniture.
Pallet Seating Area
It’s very easy to make chairs and benches from pallets and can be done by any novice DIYer. You can make a chair with about three pallets, depending on their size. Once you’ve made a chair you can move onto a bench, which will be put together the same way, except longer. Transform the chairs with some cushions or foam on the seats for comfort and colour and stain the wood suit your garden, such as the same colour as your fence to blend in or in a contrasting colour to make a decorative seating area. The great thing about pallet chairs and benches is that they can stay outside in all seasons and you only need to store the cushions.
Coffee, End And Dining Tables
Complete your seating area with some matching pallet coffee or end tables. These are super simple to make and can be as basic as one or two pallets being cut to size and put together. Paint the table to match your chairs and you can give it a foam table top to use as a comfortable foot stool. You could also make a dining table which can look very stylish and rustic, or more traditional if you use old fence posts for the legs and the pallet slats for the top, complete with matching pallet dining chairs and some potted plants or cut flowers for decoration.
Pallet Garden Storage
Pallets can be used to make all sorts of storage areas for your garden. You can easily make a wooden log store for if you have a wood burning fire. These are a very simple shape and can also be a good beginners project. You can make some garden storage shelves for everything from plant pots and compost to watering cans and tools. Once you’ve mastered some of the more basic items you can move on to making a shed out of pallets. You’ll need a lot of pallets for this, again depending on the size, and to be confident with various tools, but you could make a shed that is exactly the size and shape you want that will fit in with your garden perfectly.
Once you’ve made some of the basic furniture for your garden out of pallets and you become more confident you can move onto more complex designs and ideas. Some cushions and padding on chairs and some stain or paint on tables can make the pallet furniture look more professional and can be designed to fit into your garden perfectly.