Outdoor wood pallet furniture – 3 DIY pallet projects with instructions

If you are low on cash right now, you can use alternative methods for furnishing your patio such as building instead of buying. Get your outdoor space ready for summer with these budget-friendly ideas for outdoor wood pallet furniture! Pallets are known for their durability and stress-resistant capabilities and are therefore perfect for the job! Here you are going to find some great inspirations for every backyard area – a pallet lounge bed for sunbathing on the deck, a pallet tree swing for your retreat from stress life and a garden tool organizer for passionate gardeners that want to have everything in it’s place.

Outdoor wood pallet furniture – practical garden organizer

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Make this craft is easy but note that you have to consider safety. Wire cutting is dangerous operation therefore, we recommend you to wear gloves when doing this craft to avoid untimely accidents.


– Wood pallet

– Upholstery stapler

– Sandpaper

– Pliers

– Chicken wire

– Tin pots

– Twine

– Scissors

– Planters

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Fill the pallet with sandpaper, pay special attention to corners. Spread chicken wire on the ground and place wooden pallet on it. Stand up pallet and stretch the wire to cover it well. Cut the excess portion using pliers.

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If the chicken wire is narrow, you will need two pieces. Attach them in the middle of the pallet by staples. Stretch each piece well to reach the edges. Wire have to completely cover the edges of the pallet.

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After placing the chicken wire, start attaching it to the pallet with the help of the stapler. Start at the bottom of the pallet, continue along the top and bottom, center and ends at the opposite side.

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Place tin buckets and pots in different areas on the chicken wire and secure them using twine or wire. Hang as much pots as you need or as necessary to keep functionality.

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 Outdoor wood pallet furniture – handmade patio lounge bed

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Paint the wooden pallet and cover the top with a soft summer blankets and pillows.

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Add women’s magazines and good books ready for “shelves” under the couch.

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Paint an old chair in beautiful color and use it as a small side table.

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Full comfort with lanterns in the trees. Buy them or make them yourself from old jars and some wire.

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Add extra summer atmosphere with homemade garlands. They look beautiful when the wind blows. Cut colored paper in the shape you want (circles, leaves, triangles, etc.), and sew them together on the sewing machine. You can also use oilcloth to withstand all weather conditions.

Outdoor wood pallet furniture – garden swing decorated with romantic details


Soft cushions, coiled ropes decorated with ivy and large white flowers (lilies, gladioli, roses, daisies)… Build this romantic pallet swing and hang it from a tree, a pergola or stable structure on the front porch and enjoy summer!

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– Wooden pallet
– Sisal rope, 50 m
– White paint
– White tape
– Sand paper and cutter
– Ivy and flowers

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Sand the wooden pallet emphasizing the corners and gaps between the boards. Wipe with a cloth to remove dust and apply the paint making large brushstrokes in the direction of the grain.

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Divide the string into four equal parts to make the handles. To prevent rope from fraying when cut wrap tape around the edges. Give a few turns at the ends of the ropes and about seven times on top.

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Fold each piece of rope in half to get two equal parts and cut with a knife. Before tying the rope to the pallet, perform testing, so the bar is well hidden between nodes without visible.


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Make a strong knot both in front of and behind the pallet boards and the tree trunk. We recommend you do double knots, to ensure the stability of the swing, which should hang at about 45 cm height.

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