DIY Patio Bar Made Out Of Wood Pallets

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

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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.

wood pallets for bar

I decided to paint them white. Then added a stain as well:

painting diy bar

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.

tied pallets 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.

tied to post diy bar

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.

diy bar in the process

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.

chalk diy patio bar

*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:

close up diy bar

I spent under $20 bucks for the materials to create this DIY Patio Bar!

DIY Patio Bar Out Of Wood Pallets

The Bar is now open :)

the bar is open DIY

And this is how it looks at night:



night pic of diy bar

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!

DIY Outdoor Table From Wood Pallets 

diy outdoor table started from the bottom

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  1. Jealous! What a cute idea! :) I look forward to the day I can have a back yard patio :)

  2. Those turned out really nice, great tutorial on them! Might have to look into building some of my own!
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  3. Awesome tutorial, I will have to come back and do this one after we finish the bunk bed for my girls.
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  4. What a super neat crafty DIY project. It turned out awesome by the way and I am super jealous. I am showing this to hubby and I want him to make me one now!
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  5. Awesome use of pallets. It’s quite amazing how many things they can be use to make.
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  6. I love this idea and the best part is it was mostly free. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  7. What a great idea! I love how it turned out.
    I would be honored if you would hop over to share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday.
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  8. Cute idea! I like the contrast of the bar top with the white pallets. How fun to be able to write on it with chalk!
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  9. Love this! What a fun idea!! Would love it if you shared this at our Motivational Monday party going on right now. {}
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  10. I love wood pallets and I have a bunch in my backyard!! Thank you for sharing. It looks fantastic!
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  11. I love the chalkboard paint on the bar top! Such a customizable way to use this for a bbq, birthday party or whatever. Thank you for sharing!
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  12. What a fun project! I wish I had a little outdoor space for my own:)
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  13. This is ADORABLE! And it looks so easy to do. Makes me really wish I had a patio. 😛 One day, though. Pinned! Thanks for sharing! (Found you on The Wednesday Roundup, by the way.)
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  14. Really cool! I wish we had a backyard fence to make one and put it up against. So awesome for outdoor gatherings. Thanks for linking to Craft Frenzy Friday!
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  15. Great Post! Congrats on being featured over at The Wednesday Roundup this week! We’ve also pinned this to our Link Party Pinterest Board, come on by and check it out :-)
    ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  16. This looks so great, the lights above make it look the perfect place for a party!
    I like how it’s not super permanent too, you’ve tied the pallets to your fence posts but it seems like it could easily be moved into a garage for a particularly bad winter (I guess it all depends on where you live and what weather you get) I’m wondering if we can fit this in our garden somewhere now!
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    • Thanks Julie for stopping by. Yes, I didn’t want it to be a permanent spot because I change things up all the time. And living in Michigan, I do move furniture inside as needed!!

  17. Looks GORGEOUS! All the effort paid off really well :)

  18. This is fantastic! I’m definitely going to pin and stumble this to share with everyone! I found you through the Motivation Monday Linky Party!
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  19. Super cool idea! Love how yours turned out!
    Thank you for taking the time to share your project with us at Brag About It!
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  20. This turned out great! Looks like you are going to have a fun summer :)

  21. I love how simple this project was and it looks great! We could really use a set of these in our back yard. I am starting a new link up party with Refresh Living every Tuesday night starting @7 pm CST and we would love to have you join us.
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    • Thanks for stopping by Cat. Yes, simple projects are just the best. I plan to be out this weekend in the backyard cleaning it up. It’s been cold here and we finally have nice weather!

  22. I have a stack of pallets just waiting to be used in a DIY project…thanks for inspiring me today!

    I would love it you shared it on the new Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!
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  23. I absolutely love it!
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  24. My husband and I saw the bar idea with the paver top also but just came across your site with the chalkboard top idea and love it. We are going to give it a try. Would you be able to tell us what size boards you used for the top? Thanks so much and for sharing your amazing idea!!! :)

    • Thank you Tracy. Yes, I didn’t really care for the paver look. Especially with kids I was afraid they would fall off. For the boards we used (2) 11.5 x 4 ft

      • Thank you so much for writing back to me. We did finish the project and it looks pretty good. Here is another question though. We looked for an exterior chalkboard paint and couldn’t find one, so we just used a exterior latex flat black paint for the top. Did you use an exterior chalkboard paint (is where did you find it) or just the regular interior one? Thanks again for your post and response!! Hope you have a great day. :)

        • Oh that’s awesome Tracy. I actually could not find exterior chalkboard paint around me, so I did use interior chalkboard paint.

          I do have to rechalk or respray it each year. I would advise if you leave in an area that gets a lot of rain and ice, then to cover it up. Other then that, you should be good to go!

  25. Love this – making one for my backyard!
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  26. It is amazing how many different uses there are for pallets! I am so impressed with the way you use it to make a patio bar in this tutorial! Go you for recycling materials and finding creative ways to use them.


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