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Top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects

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Furniture can help ensure you get the most from your outdoor spaces, whether it’s for entertaining family and friends or just relaxing solo in the sunshine.


IMG_0798.JPGBar made with pallet wood.

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Here’s our top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects by pageviews:


1. Pallet bar by @Yorky88


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.


2. Pallet bench seat with storage and planter boxes by @LePallet


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. Pallet wood aficionado 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.

 4338i9BB632EE362F862A.jpgDining table made using four pallets

3. D.I.Y. table made from pallets by @RobPegley


Creator Rob says he made up the design for this wonderful table as he went along. He used four pallets and some wood from Bunnings for the six legs, which he secured with brackets.


4. Recycled pallet wood outdoor table by @LePallet


This enormous outdoor table measures 2.1 by 1.6 metres. Rylie used a small gas blowtorch to apply a burn effect before applying timber oil to bring out the grain in the wood.


5. D.I.Y. outdoor timber table and bench seats by @Yorky88


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.


6. Outdoor sofa using recycled decking timber by @Stuardo


An outdoor sofa can be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun. Stuardo used recycled decking timber for his popular creation, and later returned to share the completed sofa complete with white paint-job and cushions. LePallet has also made a similar outdoor couch using pallet wood.  


7. Twin garden seat by @WoodenGregsWood


Do you spend countless hours maintaining your garden but never sit down and enjoy it? This twin garden seat could help remedy that problem, and also encourage some quality time with a loved one.


image.jpgJarrah outdoor bar table8. Handmade Jarrah bar table by @JP_Finlay


This classy bar table using spectacular Jarrah would make a wonderful addition to any outdoor entertaining space.


9. Recycled pallet bar stools by @HansoloNZ


Another wonderful example of turning pallet wood into functional furniture, these bar stools look strong and striking.  


10. Adjustable day bed by @Poppop


Workshop member Poppop has cleverly constructed all manner of creations using Bunnings fence palings. This adjustable day bed (sun lounge) would make a great spot for an afternoon snooze.


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