We wanted to create a second terrace in the back yard our house. However, since we live in rented accommodation the solution should be cost-effective. We have googled a bit and came across several ideas with pallets. We were very lucky and have purchased 25 pallets (10 EURO pallets and 15 others) for 30 EUR on eBay. The EURO pallets provided the basis for the corner bench. The other palettes were closed (no gaps between the bars) and therefore perfect for the terrace floor.
All in all we payed around 200 EUR - glaze was much as well as the seat cushions (IKEA - less then making them by ourselves).
Step 1: Material and tools
Our material list:
- 25 pallets: 10 EURO and 15 other with no gab between the bars in different sizes
As you can see on the photos the EURO pallets where really used. But they will still do their job. And around one EUR for a EURO pallet is a really amazing prize.
- Some kind of wood coating (glaze, wood-stain, ...) to protect the pallets
- Screws and brackets
Our tool list:A
- Cordless screwdriver
- Pad sander
- Brush or spray gun
- Spirit level
- Cable drum
- Spade, shovel, rake (depending on where you will build up the terrace)