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Build pallet furniture for the balcony – Cheap & easy furnishing ideas

If you are looking for an inexpensive, practical and sympathetic option for decorating the balcony, and in addition you want to tackle the furniture production yourself, pallet furniture for the balcony is exactly the right choice. Perfect for recycling projects and especially if the balcony has a small size or special shape, and it is difficult to find the right thing in stores. Because homemade furniture can be conveniently adapted to individual dimensions, finally forming the perfect lounge. A few ideas for pallet furniture for the balcony we show you today. You will not want to leave the balcony at all!

Pallet furniture for the balcony – ideas for lounge

Pallet furniture for the balcony and all styles - Modern coffee table with wheels

If you think that your balcony is too small or shapeless for a cozy lounge, you are wrong. Because really every balcony has the potential to turn into a real oasis of well-being. You can find proof of this in the following examples and ideas for coffee tables and especially sofas – sometimes narrow, sometimes with a compartment for storing cushions, sometimes in the form of a cozy, large day bed. If you build the pallet furniture for the balcony yourself, you will get a dream outdoor space!

Simple pallet furniture for the balcony - stacking for a sofa

A comfortable place to stay, of course, needs a seating area, and this also applies to the balcony. Therefore, pallet furniture for the seating area is inevitable. Since you can cut, disassemble, rearrange and reassemble the Euro pallets according to your needs, they give you the best basis to make great pallet furniture for the lounge on the balcony.

Preparing and caring for pallet furniture properly

Pallet furniture for the balcony from the boards - Cozy armchair in modern beige.

A pallet has standard dimensions of 120 x 80 x 14.4 cm – so big enough to implement your ideas for balcony furniture. And if the pallet furniture for the balcony must be small, just cut it to the desired size! Pallet wood is relatively durable, but this is true only if you also protect it from rain. This does not mean that you have to cover everything at the first drop (occasional rain will not immediately harm the wood). But during longer periods of rain, and especially in winter, it is recommended to cover the balcony furniture with a tarp.

Build cabinet for rustic pallet furniture for the balcony


As is normal for wood, pallets also weather over time. You can counteract this with a protective varnish, or at least slow it down considerably. Once your pallet furniture for the balcony is ready, we recommend that you glaze or varnish it. Not only clear varnish is suitable for this, but of course also colored. But do not be in too much of a hurry with the varnish. Because before that, the wood must also be sanded. This will also prevent the rough surface from ruining the future seat cushions and upholstery. Thoroughly plane the surfaces, and it’s best to do it with a sanding machine, because sandpaper would really take you a long time, depending on the amount of pallets you need for your furniture. Alternatively, you can get decorative pallets at the hardware store right away.

DIY pallet furniture – sofa for the balcony.

Building simple pallet furniture for the balcony - stacking euro pallets for a sofa

Depending on how much space you have available on the balcony and whether you want to build a sofa or day bed as pallet furniture for the balcony , you can either use the whole pallet as it is, or cut it in half or shorten it. For the backrest, the whole pallet is usually used. For the seat, even half of it can be enough. You should also consider how high you want your lounge to be. As you already know, pallets are only a little over 14 cm high. If that is too low for you, you can either stack two of them on top of each other or simply add legs from the remaining elements of the pallet. Concrete blocks, for example, are also good for this purpose.

Pallet sofa to fold out for additional storage space


Otherwise, the sofa can serve not only for sitting, but also provide storage space at the same time – a valuable thing for balconies, where there is usually a lack of space! So, you can build the seat separately and attach it to the prepared box with hinges, so that it can be easily unfolded.

Day beds as pallet furniture for the balcony to relax outdoors

To ensure the best comfort, you should equip the pallet furniture for the balcony with cushions or pads. To do this, you can find out in advance the dimensions offered and include them when choosing the size of the sofa or bed. So you can be sure that in the end everything will fit. Of course, you can sew such cushions yourself or have them specially made. For additional seating, cozy poufs and seat cushions for the floor are suitable.

Pallet furniture for the balcony narrow built - halve pallets for space-saving benches

Europallets furniture can become quite heavy, which is a certain disadvantage compared to those made of aluminum or plastic. Therefore, casters are a practical solution if you need or want to move the furniture from time to time (for example, to clean the area underneath). To prevent the sofa or bed from slipping every time you sit down, it is recommended to use casters that are equipped with brakes.

Pallet furniture for the balcony – building a table

Small side table made of boards with metal legs for balcony furniture

The balcony seating area made of pallets probably also needs a table. Whether coffee table, side table or folding table for the wall or railing – with Euro pallets you can make completely individual models that meet your needs. The simplest variant is probably two pieces of pallet cut the same size, which you simply put on top of each other and drill together. Depending on the size, a few wheels are also a practical addition here.

Bench and small table on wheels to furnish the balcony

But you can also remove the boards of the pallets and then create tables as pallet furniture for the balcony completely new. For example, cube shapes are very popular and good not only as a coffee table , but also as a side table. If you build the table a little higher, despite its smaller overall size, it even turns into a compact dining table. So you can comfortably enjoy your lunch or dinner outside despite the lack of a terrace or garden. You can decorate the table not only with tablecloths. If you want to give it a certain elegance, why not provide it with a glass top!

By the way, tables can also be hinged and serve as storage space in the form of a box. Or how about a wine box , instead of pallets?

Build couch or dining table in individual sizes for balcony furniture

Cool pallet furniture – build bar

Space-saving bars and tables from pallets for the balcony - For railing or folding up

If space allows, a bar would also be a great idea if you want to build furniture for the balcony from pallets. Small parties with friends will be even cooler. Don’t worry, we don’t mean a bar the size of a garden bar . A free wall and even the railing can be used for this purpose. To save even more space, you can also choose a foldable version as pallet furniture for small balcony.

Bar for the balcony railing as a space-saving variant with a view

Bar as pallet furniture for the balcony – instructions for reproduction

Bar as pallet furniture for the balcony in white with concrete slabs as a counter

Make shelves

Shelf for planting balcony flowers from wooden pallets for the wall

Once you have the furnishings completely together, the only thing missing is the right balcony decor to make the pallet furniture for the balcony stand out even more. To use the pallets for decoration on the balcony, there are several options. Since they are relatively low, you can comfortably be placed against the wall without taking up much space. But at the same time, the 14 cm provide enough space for decorations such as candles, figurines, flower pots, lanterns and more. If this area is not enough for you, simply attach wider boards between the gaps, which then protrude (gladly foldable). The gaps are also perfect for hanging decorations with hooks. Such shelves are practical and attractive.

Europallets upcycling for a plant shelf with blackboard paint to write on

You could also build a plant shelf in addition to the other pallet furniture . Place the pallet upright and equip it with planting bags, which you then fill with soil and plant. If that’s too much work for you, just buy hanging planters and hang them between the boards.

Pallet furniture for the balcony complemented by decorations - building tray from pallets

Or how about if the decoration itself is made of pallets? So you could make such a tray or box from the leftovers of your projects and from simple boards. The final touch will be your balcony with fairy lights that you can spread everywhere. In a short time, all your pallet furniture will be illuminated and create a romantic atmosphere even in the evening hours.

Practical planting shelf with label for the balcony garden

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Shelf for greening the balcony - flower pots for hanging

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Modern pallet furniture for the balcony in black with colorful cushions

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