In some ways, it is an advantage not to have the money to purchase whatever you want for your home because it forces you to become more creative. One of the more creative ways of adding accessories to your home is by using common, run-of-the-mill wooden pallets. Pallet wood projects can virtually create any type of furniture or attractive decor accessory. You can use wooden pallets for indoor or outdoor improvement projects.
Many of the pallet wood projects are easy to construct and do not require a lot of woodworking tools. Therefore, sit back and relax as this article takes you through the wonderful world of pallets. Unfortunately, this article is too short to mention all of the various and wonderful pallet ideas out there. It therefore will concentrate on a few outdoor pallet ideas.
Some of the amazing furniture that you can build with a common wooden pallet include an outdoor bar and grill complete with pallet stools, an outdoor gardening center to organize all of your gardening tools, or an outdoor pallet table and chair set for backyard picnics. These three ideas alone will cause your friends and family members to marvel at your creativity and construction skills.
Another interesting outdoor pallet idea is a “free pallet swing bed.” It is similar to a hammock but and will require some old pallets and a twin mattress. You can of course modify the size of the bed to fit whatever size of mattress you have. The basic “free pallet swing bed” plan can be placed under your favorite backyard tree. Can you imagine yourself falling asleep on a sunny afternoon with a gentle, westerly breeze cooling you down?
Maybe your preference would be to build an “outdoor pallet patio furniture set”. This project can cost under $50 and would take about eight hours to complete. You would need eight or nine pallets to make three chairs, a sofa size seating area, and a coffee table. You could customize the size for whatever space you have on your patio deck.
In addition, you could accent your backyard area with a “pallet flower box.” You simply take a pallet and stand it upright. Cut some boards from another pallet to use as shelves. Then paint the entire unit with a color that matches the outdoor decor in your yard. You can also be creative by adding some interesting garden slogans onto the front of the pallet boards.
Yes, even if you are on a tight budget you can create some amazing inexpensive furnishings using common wooden pallets.