Recycling old items and giving them new life is becoming increasingly popluar these days. Especially as we all become more aware of our impact on the environment and with the cost of living ever rising. Re-using pallets is one of the hottest trends in the 'upcycling' movement. A simple wooden pallet can be transformed into a multitude of magnificent items with a little imagination, a splash of paint and a touch of hard work. Outdoor seating is just one of the many things pallets can be re-used for and we have put together some fantastic inspirational ideas.
|As the designers all say "it's all about accessorising". The rope and tacs set this bench apart from the crowd.|
|Something about this one makes me want coffee!|
|A few extra pieces of wood and hey presto a kids picnic bench.|
|You don't need to be a DIY extrodiare, a coat of paint and few good cushions are all you need for a simple seating plan.|
|Even the plainest of designs can be jazzed up!|
|Pallets make for a cosy balcony sofa!|
|Need somewhere to sit and take your boots off? How about a simple pallet bench?|
|There really is no limit to the things you can do with a pallet or two.|
|Adding wheels to the seating makes it so much easier to move around - just make sure they have brakes!|
|Proving simple layouts can be effective.|
|Seating fo 15? No problem!|
|You don't even need to paint it, if you don't want to.|
|For the very handy DIY'ers you could have a complete set of chairs.|
We all know Australians love the outdoors and nothing beats a good old Aussie barbie. So next time you have your mates round, instead of them parking their behind on a bindi, why not seat them on an old pallet!