Do you need new furniture for your home? You can create stylish and practical furniture from wooden pallets without spending a fortune. The great news is that this DIY project is easier than you would expect. Not only will you benefit from stunning new furniture, but you’ll also have fun in the process. Find wooden pallets for sale on Junk Mail and get your DIY project off to a great start.
How to build furniture with wooden pallets
- Choose suitable wooden pallets
Before you can build your furniture, you’ll need to buy or find good quality wooden pallets. It’s advisable to select pallets that are in good condition so that you don’t ruin the aesthetics of your final product. Next, consider the size of the pallet. Smaller pallets are easier to transport and work with when you’re ready to start building.
- Dismantle the pallets
Depending on what type of furniture you’re building, you may decide to use the whole pallet or to dismantle it. Wearing safety gear is advisable when you’re taking the pallets apart and cutting or sanding them. Pull out any nails or staples before sanding or grinding the wood (double and triple-check that everything is out. It’s extremely important!).
- Joining the wood
To build your furniture, you’ll need to join the pieces of wood together. You can use screws, nails, staples or even glue to do this.
- Consider painting/staining/varnishing
Plain wooden pallet furniture has a rustic look that’s suitable for certain settings. However, you can get creative by adding a coat of paint, stain or varnish to your furniture to finish it off. Water-resistant paint is a good choice, especially if you’re using the furniture outdoors.
Different types of furniture you can build with wooden pallets
- Outdoor patio furniture
Add pallet furniture to your patio to create the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Using wooden pallets to make seats and a table is a simple and affordable way to upgrade your outdoor space. Once you’ve built the frame of your seats, you can add cushions to enhance the comfort and style of your furniture.
- Pallet bed swing
A bed swing creates a comfortable spot for you to soak up the sunshine and breath in the fresh air in your garden. Your whole family will love it! Create the base using wooden pallets and then cover it with a mattress. To complete your project, you’ll need to hang the bed swing in your garden using strong ropes.
If you love entertaining guests, you’ll need plenty of seating in your lounge. Don’t let the high price tag of couches stop you from having friends over. You can buy inexpensive wooden pallets and convert them into couches yourself. Once you’ve built the base of the couch, you can have fun decorating it according to your home’s style. You can even make that big corner couch that you’ve always wanted.
- Wine bar
Add a trendy wine bar to your entertainment area using pallet wood. Transform wooden pallets into a high table and complete your project by giving this piece of furniture a coat of paint. Place your wine glasses, corkscrew, and an ice bucket on your new wine bar to give it an authentic look.
- Entertainment centre
An entertainment centre adds sophistication to your lounge. It also provides additional storage space. Your entertainment centre should have room for your television and any other devices that you’re using in your lounge. Building additional shelves is also useful. Start by constructing the frame according to the dimensions of your room and then add in the shelves.
- Office desk
Take your home office to new heights with the addition of a desk. Building an office desk from wooden pallets is a convenient way to create the perfect working environment without spending a fortune. Don’t forget to take ergonomics into account when you’re planning the height of your desk.
Do you love reading? Keep all your books safely in one place by building a bookshelf. The advantage of building your own furniture is that you can design it so that it meets your requirements precisely. The size of your bookshelf will depend on the dimensions of your room as well as the number of books in your collection.
Now that you’re feeling inspired, you can look for suitable pallets and get started with your project. Find wooden pallets for sale on Junk Mail and enjoy great savings.