Before you start in on any kind of DIY patio furniture project, you should know that there are a number of things that you should take into consideration. To start with, never let yourself become overwhelmed by details. Not every project will be complicated, so picture your patio while thinking of all of the possibilities. These are some great weekend projects that you can try. All you have to do is pick a favorite and then add your own spin to it.
Everyone loves a good hammock, especially because they are cozy, fun and whimsical. Instead of shopping for one, you can make your own with fabric (a blanket or beach towel will also work), leather strapping, zip ties, canvas and twine. Before you know it, you will have a hammock that is just right for lazy days in your garden or patio.
Pallet Swing Bed
Wood pallets can be used to build almost anything. All you have to do is make a frame that is slightly bigger than the mattress you want to use and you can create a swing bed for your garden or patio. Rope and hooks can be used to suspend it, just don’t forget the right blanket and cushions.
If you want something different, think about a daybed. A piece can also be built with pallets. Just make a sturdy base, add metal pipes for the sides of the frame and you can install casters for a moveable piece.
If you do not have a comfortable bench on your patio, you can easily make one. Using wood pallets is affordable and simple. You will find that they are easy to work with as well. All you have to do is cut to size, combine and then build the best possible seating for your patio.
Simply using concrete blocks for a supporting structure on the sides, you can insert wooden slats to make seats. You can also add on comfy padding and cushions for that finishing touch.
Having an outdoor bar is a nice project for the start of summer, which is also really simple. You can put one together using discarded pallets and any scrap timber that you have. The top fo the bar can then be made using old roof joists that you finish with yacht oil.