Creating a bespoke piece of pallet furniture is a great way to upcycle and repurpose your empty pallets, as well as enhance your outdoor space. Alongside being cost effective, building your own garden pallet furniture will let you create something that fits your space and style perfectly.
So, how do you create your own outdoor furniture out of pallets? There are a whole multitude of furniture pieces you could make from upcycling pallets and this guide will show you how.
Before you begin, we recommend you read our DIY Safety Tips guide, along with your power tool manuals to keep yourself and others safe. Make sure you wear gloves and goggles to avoid splinters. Always reach out to a certified expert if you’re in need of assistance.
Your guide to upcycling pallets
Pallets are a great material for upcycling and decorating. First, you’ll want to add a bit of personality to your pallet furniture, and the easiest way to do this is with some exterior wood paint. Remember, you don’t have to paint your pallets all one colour!
Start by sanding your pallets down and smoothing out any rough edges – you want a rustic finish but without the splinters. Simply use a paint roller to cover your pallets in paint and a paint brush for more intricate details and corners. Check out our decorating equipment buying guide to get you started.
Top tip: stir the paint thoroughly beforehand and apply 1-2 coats depending on your desired finish. Try to paint outside, if possible, for maximum ventilation. Leave the paint to completely dry.