Garden furniture from pallets: what can be made of wooden pallets?
Each of us is ready to invest a lot of effort and money in the arrangement of his home, in a beautifully designed interior, which would create comfort for many years of residence. And, probably, few have heard that such a result can be achieved with the help of scrap materials, without investing large financial expenses. One of these options is the use of ordinary wooden pallets in the design of your home, because of them you can create almost all the necessary furniture for the decor of the room and the garden by yourself, with a minimum of effort.
Interior decoration with pallets in loft style
When finishing the premises lately, the loft style is becoming increasingly popular. The presence of this style in the home is expressed by rough brick walls and rusty floor beams.It is furnished with a small number of necessary pieces of furniture that are not difficult to assemble most of the available materials available. And pallets from a tree as well as possible approach to such registration of an interior.
In the manufacture of furniture from wooden pallets there are many ways to combine them with other objects, dock with each other, disassemble, paint or wrap with a cloth. But since this material was previously used in certain conditions, it has contamination. Therefore, it must be carefully processed and prepared for further use.
Below is a sequence of actions for processing such material.
- The first step is to clean the material from dirt as best you can. The best option is to rinse with hot water and detergent and dry.
- All burrs and roughness are removed from the pre-dried surface, since such furniture will have to be in contact with every day, so their surface should be perfectly smooth. For the quality of the process it is better to use a grinding machine, when working with which you must wear a mask.Grinding is best done in a well-ventilated area.
- Pallets can not be completely skinned, but only the side with which the person will be in direct contact. But if the plans are to create a large structure, then the best option would be to disassemble and process each element separately from each side.
- If you intend to place future manufactured furniture in places with high moisture content, then you need to think about its protection. To do this, wooden products must be treated with a means of protection from moisture for outdoor use. If the manufactured furniture is on the street, then such a coating will protect it from wet and damp weather, and it will not be covered with blue, mold or rot.
What can be made?
Making tables, stands, coffee tables
Making tables from the presented material does not require special skills and experience - they are quite simple in execution, and therefore they are widely used in household items. Medium size table can be made of two or three pallets.
There are many ways and options for self-production of such a table. It can be polished with a grinder to a smooth surface and apply a lacquer coating to impart a warm tone to the product. This covering will serve as protection against penetration of wood moisture. The surface of the designed table is also painted and applied a variety of patterns in combination with the interior.
On the surface of such a table it is recommended to arrange glass in the form of a table-top, cut out in the form of a sheet - such decor will distinguish the product with its unique originality, give a beautiful appearance of the furniture and ease of care for the surface.
These used products are well suited as a base for a bed. If you want to have an Asian-style low bed in your interior, you should put several pallets in a row at the place of its foundation. You can also use another option: build two or three tiers from pallets and fix them with wooden stands - this way you can get a sleeping place in a classic style. The advantage of such a bed is that it has excellent ventilation, and the disadvantage is that it is impossible to exert a large load, since there is a great danger of destruction of the structure: the boards will not withstand and may break.
If the interior design contains elements of loft or country style, such a self-made bed will be very harmonious to the atmosphere reigning in the room. Pallets can be adapted instead of a headboard and, if desired, make a small shelf for books or a lamp.
Manufacturing chairs and sofas
In most cases, pallets are used to create chairs and sofas in a home outdoor seating area. But using a little imagination and adding new elements, such products are well suited for home furnishings, and sofa cushions will be an excellent replacement for backs and seats.
The advantage of such manufactured items is that it is possible to change their parameters: height and width, and if desired, you can attach armrests.
With a large number of pallets, you can easily come up with and complete a set of furniture, which will include a sofa, two chairs and a table for magazines. When manufacturing it is important to maintain the basic style and integrity of the structure.
Making decorative elements
When constructing decorative items from a pallet to decorate a room, you can turn on unlimited fantasy, for example,create an excellent panel with a peculiar drawing or make the necessary shelves for various trifles.
The upper surface of the pallet with flush-converted planks can be used as an extraordinary tray - you just need to think up and attach original handles to it, and the base for the mirror made of different scraps of various shapes will be a great decoration for the bathroom.
Original resting place for pets
To do this, it is necessary to fasten two pallets perpendicular to each other and equip it with soft bedding, if necessary, you can cut openings for bowls of water and food - such a cozy place your pet will appreciate.
Production of country and street furniture
Wooden pallets have an endless resource in use in the country or on the territory next to their own home. Outdoors with a view of nature, objects collected from pallets are perfectly combined even without external processing. They are very organically suitable for the design of the landscape of the yard or garden, and the boards are the best fit for the construction of the barbecue area.
You can build good swings from pallets that are suitable for people of different ages, and for convenience they can be covered with any soft material.
It is also realistic to equip an excellent recreation area thanks to the corner sofas assembled from these products, to put a small table, where you can spend a good evening with your family or friends. This situation will be available for taking lunches and breakfasts in the open air.
In addition to landscape design, it is desirable to make a variety of pots and flower stands. They can not only be installed, but also hung on various vertical devices.
How to make a garden bench out of pallets, see the next video.