I originally started this outdoor area to enjoy Easter with the family at my place. It suddenly became a space where we would honour and cherish my mum's memories. I made use of free pallet wood for all exterior panelling, pinched a few spoons from her kitchen for handles and got creative. This is my first project, so I’m a newbie when it comes to building anything!
I had an existing concrete slab so I built a pergola to suit these dimensions. Post stirrups were cemented in place and I created the pergola with sawn treated Pine 100x100, sleepers and treated Pine timber. I cut the pieces with a circular saw and jigsaw and sanded to round off the profiles. The Mumme Reno Bar was a life saver for dismantling the pallets. It was money well spent.
I measured the existing frame and constructed a new frame with small countertops. I lined with cement sheeting and made cement countertops.
I attached a retractable outdoor blind for some sun blockout. I added thin 2mm wood off cuts in the corners of the barbecue area and sprayed them black to break up all the pallet wood.
Tools and materials
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