Discarded pallets were transformed into patio furniture for just $180
In this reader project pallets were upcycled into outdoor patio furniture
It took an empty patio and a pile of discarded pallets to motivate Sven Proescher to build a full set of unique outdoor furniture, for a total cost of just $180.
‘I like the idea of using what you have, and I’d also been interested in attempting a build with pallets,’ says Sven.
Once he began, there were two problems he had to solve through trial and error.
‘One issue was getting the seat back at an angle to make extended sitting comfortable. The other was making the seat strong enough,’ he says.
One issue Sven faced was getting the seat back at an angle to assure comfortable seating
After solving these problems, which involved much reinforcing, Sven attached castors to the single seat and table.
He then finished off all the pieces with exterior grade paint.
Sven liked the idea of making furniture with items he already had on hand