There is an easy way to make furniture for garden with your own hands, you can use wooden pallets, which are usually used in cargo transportation. These pallets are often used in landscape design, of which make different tables, shelves, sofas, deckchairs and much more. Consider a few step-by-step instructions for creating furniture from wooden pallets.
Before proceeding to the construction of any furniture, it is necessary to pre-process the pallets:
- Clean them of dirt and debris;
- It is necessary to sand the surface to make it smooth, get rid of all the irregularities, protruding splinters;
- Treat the surface with an antiseptic and a primer so that the wood lasts long, does not rot and is not exposed to pests;
- You can cover the wood with colored stain or paint, the color of which will be consistent with the design.
Coffee table from pallets
We describe the step-by-step instructions for creating a coffee table from wooden pallets. You will need:
- Two wooden pallets;
- Screwdriver on battery;
- Four castors for furniture;
- Sheet of plywood and glass.
A coffee table is one of the simplest types of furniture that can be made from a pallet. For a person who has never done anything like this before, it will be an excellent option to gain practical skills.
The dimensions of the pallets are 120 * 80 * 14.5 cm, two pallets will be 29 cm high. You can use a larger number of pallets to make your table taller, but keep in mind that the height of the wheels will be added to the table level.
All manipulations are extremely simple. Put one pallet on the other, fix them with screws. From below, screw the wheels, this will make your table mobile: you can move it without lifting it.
If you do not want to make a table mobile, you can use wooden bars, or, in general, do not screw anything, but leave everything as is.
Fixing plywood between pallets, you can create an additional storage space for things. Top with tempered glass, so that objects do not fall through the crevices between the boards. Your table is ready. Example see below in the photo:
Terrace of pallets for a garden plot
For the garden, you can create a full recreation area with a terrace, a sofa and a table. You will need:
- Pallets – 10 pieces;
- Pallets without crevices between the boards – 10-15 pieces;
- Screwdriver rechargeable;
- Mattresses for outdoor furniture.
Take solid pallets and place them on the part of the site where you plan to place the terrace. Place them as you like. Depending on the size of the pallets, they may need more or less, please note that the dimensions of the sofa will be 200 * 240 centimeters. Mark the boundaries of the terrace (this can be done with a shovel).
Before you remove the pallets, number them, sketch the layout of the arrangement, so that you can not forget it later. On the marked territory, remove all rubbish and turf. Grind the ground using a level, and then tamp.
Photo-example of marking the territory:
We set the pallets back according to the plan. Do not forget that all pallets are pretreated and painted. The terrace is fixed with screws.
The sofa is assembled from euro pallets, as shown in the photo below. The seat consists of three parts (two pallet height). The back is made of four pallets, which are put edge. Everything is fixed with a screwdriver. Extra pieces are sawed off with a saw.
Install the sofa on the terrace, fix it. Before the couch, put a table of pallets, how to do it, we told above.
Buy in the store mattresses for benches that will not only decorate the terrace, but also make the sofa more comfortable and comfortable. If you do not want to buy mattresses, then you can sew pillows made of foam rubber and dense fabric. When it rains, pillows and mattresses are easy to assemble and carry into shelter.
Which furniture can be made for house?
Usually there is not much room in the suburban area to accommodate a whole terrace, but more compact furniture can be made from pallets, as well as flower stands and shelves for the house.
The creation of racks and shelves, perhaps, is even easier than a table. To do this, take one pallet and fasten it to the wall. If this is a pot holder, then the pallet is fixed to the front side of the wall, as shown in the photo below. Then the wall pots with flowers are fastened to the crossbeams.
If you want to make a shelving, for example, for a summer kitchen, then screw the pallet to the wall, the transverse fastenings of the pallet will act as shelves. Get a stylish shelf for kitchen tools:
Step-by-step instruction for creating an armchair
A small armchair will be a good resting place in the intervals between plantings.
You will need:
- One wooden pallet;
- Nails and a hammer;
- Wooden boards of small width, you can use boards from the disassembled pallet.
Saw the pallet so that there are four crossbars on one side, and five on the other. The part that is longer will be the seat, and what is shorter – the back. Fasten the backrest vertically between the two end rails of the seat, slightly tilt the backrest so that it is more comfortable to sit afterwards.
From the disassembled pallet make the legs and armrests for the chair. Make sure that all elements are securely fastened and withstand the load. The rest chair is ready. You can make it cushions so that it’s even more comfortable.
Furniture made of wooden pallets has become very popular, it is made not only for streets, but also for premises. More and more cafes use pallets to create a unique interior for their hall, despite the low cost of this material. Having developed a fantasy, you will understand that it is possible to create a lot of interesting things from pallets for your garden or house.