Projects made out of wood pallets is super popular right now. Plus when you can score the wood pallets for FREE, it turns your project into a beautiful frugal idea!
Last summer we made our Outside Dining Table out of wood pallets just under $100 bucks. So in keeping with that theme, I decided to add a bar to the patio made out of wood pallets.
DIY Patio Bar Made Out Of Wood Pallets
Here’s my simple tutorial on how to make a pallet bar.
- 4 wood pallets (you can do just 2 for smaller patios)
- Wood Screws
- Counter Top- Patio Pavers or outdoor boards (I used 11.5 x 4 ft boards)
- Paint or Stain
First, I went to my favorite spot in town to pick up free wood pallets. If you can’t find any for free, you can check out a list of suppliers here.
I picked up 4 wood pallets.
I decided to paint them white. Then added a stain as well:
I decided to not paint the insides of the wood pallets (initially I was going to get a matching spray paint to get the inside). I kind of like the “rustic” look.
Once the pallets were dry I took two and tied them together.
Then I tied the combined pallets to a post on the patio for additional security. Definitely do not just set them on the patio without securing them. More then likely they will probably fall- especially since these wood pallets are light and the counter top is going to be top-heavy.
Repeat with the other two wood pallets.
For the counter top, I initially was going to use patio pavers (like in the picture where I initially saw the idea). But.. I didn’t like they looked on my patio. Plus they are super top-heavy. I think it was little too much for the wood pallets.
So I took those back to Lowes. I stopped by Home Depot and picked up 2 long pieces of board ($5.00 each)- suitable for outdoors. I also picked up a can of chalk. I decided it would be different and cool to make the counter tops interactive and functional.
After getting home I took each board and sprayed it evenly with the can of chalkboard.
Then screwed the boards to the top of the wood pallets with regular wood screws.
*I still have to go back and add another coat of paint and protection, plus fill in the areas in the middle and side
But once I was done:
I spent under $20 bucks for the materials to create this DIY Patio Bar!
The Bar is now open
And this is how it looks at night:
And that, is how you make an awesome make a pallet bar!
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Find more inspiration and ideas on what to do you with wood pallets by checking out my Pinterest board!