Sandy's easy and attractive makeover in a corner of her outdoor area 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, which was an idea sparked by the guide How to make a concrete-look bench by the Bunnings team.
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 multi-purpose creation is not only a bench seat, it also has planter boxes on each side and a hinged lid for handy storage. Rylie is always happy to share his tips for building pallet wood creations, so feel free to ask him to help if you would like to build something similar.
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.
Marty “knocked this up in a couple of hours using some timber he had lying around”. The discussion below his original post is also handy for advice on the most appropriate and long-lasting finish for outdoor furniture.
This functional barbecue workbench was created for just $200 by repurposing storage racking and using a Bamboo timber benchtop. Hooks for cooking utensils, a removable side shelf and castors for mobility were also added.