I’m not quite sure when exactly it happened, but the internet has exploded with thrifty reclaimed pallet projects and we DIYers are lapping them all up! What’s so great about using pallet wood as material is that you can actually get it for free. Any store that has a garden center (like a hardware store etc.) will have some of these left out, so if you just ask nicely, you’re more than likely to walk away happy with a car full of pallets.
I’ve rounded up some of the most inventive and remarkable outdoor DIY projects made from repurposed pallets. From patio couches to doggy beds to playhouses, some are quick and easy while others will need some serious dedication, but there’s no doubt that they’re all magnificent and wallet-friendly when you consider that the main component—the wood—didn’t cost a thing. There are few things in life that I love more than turning would-be trash into something that is both beautiful and functional.
Some pallets may be treated with chemicals, and this can be dangerous to your health. When seeking out your pallets, look for those that have an “HT” marking – this means that they’ve been heat treated rather than chemically, and are therefore safe to keep and use.
DIY Potting Bench
This little potting bench is simply adorable – it’s both pretty and useful. I think a coat of chalk paint could really liven it up, too. And luckily, this is one of the easier projects on the list.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – 2Crafty4MySkirt
DIY Lounger Chair
These large outdoor loungers are perfect to relax on and catch some rays by the pool, or to keep warm by a fire pit. I really like the larger size, and with the right cushioning, you could be spending your days lounging around comfortably.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ShoestringPavilion