Sandy's backyard makeover included building a bench seat using Besser blocks and adding pavers and stones. She made a large concrete planter by attaching fibre cement sheeting to a timber frame. Anyone looking to replicate this project can find step-by-step instructions in the guide How to build a Besser block bench seat.
Rob loves “indulging his inner tradie at weekends” but reckons he started this popular table without much of a plan. He used four pallets, two of which he took completely apart, then inserted the strips of wood into the gaps on the other pallets to make a solid tabletop. You can make your own by following Rob's step-by-step instructions in this guide: How to build a pallet timber table.
This enormous outdoor table measures 2.1 by 1.6 metres and was almost entirely made from recycled timber. Pallet wood aficionado Rylie used a small gas blowtorch to apply a burn effect before applying timber oil to bring out the grain in the wood.
This portable bar made using recycled pallet wood and some Jarrah boards would make a great addition to an outdoor entertaining area. Pallet master creator Marty recommends that builders just ensure any overhanging ledge is well supported underneath as leaning on it is going to be a very popular pastime. Don't miss Rob's guide on How to build a pallet bar for step-by-step instructions on building your own.