Cozy pallet furniture for your patio
Why can a patio be a need?
When your indoor home environment does not provide you better means for relaxing yourselves, your yard is where you may find the compensation. After an exhausting long day, having a time for refreshing your mind there is what is a practical and less costly thing to do.
For such a necessity, you need a place to sit and relax there. A patio is a good idea for the purpose. Having a patio in your yard does not cost you a fortune, even such a space can be an object for your DIY project. The idea is to have a solid ground for placing your chairs and a table in the yard. Pavers are common to be used for patio for its simple installation, but other materials are also likely to be chosen. Once such ground space is ready, the furniture is ready to install.
Furniture for a patio is available at the marketplace: your budget determines the kind, quality and quantity of your furniture. But if they are what you want to be your DIY objects, those of pallets are a good choice to make.
A definition says that pallets are a structure of flat which has capability to stabilize position when packaged with loads in a cargo container for supporting goods or containers. What one does with such a structure is piling cargo consignments atop these structures. On calls, such an action as palletizing.
Why palletizing is important, because it is the single safest method of shipping cargo by sea. It needs to keep in mind that cargo ships with pallets are in great demand especially in the worldwide freight forwarding industry. Easy handling and storage of goods on ships are the matters to be achieved by the use of pallets.
People do not reuse used pallets for another shipping activity
Once the goods which sit on the pallets are unboxed, their usefulness for the respect is gone. They simply something to dump away due to their unrelatedness with the further destiny of the goods they formerly supported on board. Using a used pallets for shipping other goods is deemed as the sign of the carelessness of a shipping service. Used pallets are surely not as good as the new ones, they are physically and chemically worn out at certain levels. Such deterioration may compromise the shipping process of other goods.
What uses can we take from used pallets?
The answers of this question are what people can do with them but for the shipping process. They are wooden materials, and already milled with certain measures. They can be our fuel for cooking our dishes or warming a room. But they can be made into furniture, storage devices and containers.
The US is the world’s largest producer of wooden pallets. Two wood types most frequently used for pallet wood are oak and pine. So most furniture made from pallets are essentially oak or pine ones. They are the most suitable economically and technically for supporting shipping goods.
Pallet furniture for a patio
Such furniture may logically include tables and chairs, and maybe a planter. A modest garden chair for a patio in Ebay may cost you some £50, and a table some £30. A little patio for two chairs and a table would cost at least £130. If you are a simple minded functional person, any well suited size table set for your patio is good to go. But if what the market provides cannot satisfy you, a customised set is what you should go after. You may order one to a pallet furniture maker and they would surely not be in difficulty in executing your wish. And money does talk in an absolute way in such a case.
If you simply have no idea what sort of table set to be put on your patio, an autistic search on the search engine of your computer is what to do. The internet gives you a stunning experience of finding yourselves myriads of pallet furniture styles with their dazzling looks. Some websites and videos are ready to teach and instruct you on how to build your own patio pallet table set. Such a search may become very disorienting. Your dream of having a cozy sit on your patio may become complicated. But what does not become complicated when a wish is some distance away from the reality.
Why there are pallet furniture pros?
There surely are downsides and the up ones of the use of pallets for furniture. But here we detailed them.
Pallet furniture is obviously cost effective. The first and foremost plus side of the pallet wood is it’s usually free, thus its furniture is less costly. The game of keeping our money as firm as possible to obtain the things we wish is what humans naturally play in daily life. Pallet furniture is therefore among the best choices to make our home well furnished.
Stylishness is among the characters of pallet furniture. But essentially they have the capacity of stunning others who see them at the first time: they are good looking, and essentially not expensive. The ideal of economic mind becomes a reality in the case of such furniture. It is less likely to happen that one disrespect such furniture, while recyclism is the dominant ideology of the world today.
Wood pallet furniture have good durability and are robust. They are robust indeed but not strong. Its lack of admirable strength makes pallet wood less expensive. But it has some degree of strength. In fact, it has sufficient quality to be utilized as containers for accommodating huge consignments.
Pallet furniture is not difficult to repair, simple nails frequently are the things needed in the case of its damage, and the need for professional help is simply unimaginable. Here we are before the economic relationship that binds money, professionals and ordinary people needs: but in the case of wood pallet furniture such a relationship is nearly nonexistent.
Such furniture is readily available. One of the main reasons for using the pallet wood is that the market sees them as stuffs worth producing and selling.
Being commonly made of pine, pallets are naturally not very hard, so that physical contacts with our bottoms and body weight are less pressuring than with harder wood types.
Cons or downsides that a pallet furniture may have
In addition to their good sides, wood pallet furniture do have their cons. The latter are mostly due to their nature as not of excellent wooden materials.
Bacteria do have a good bed for their growing in such furniture when it is in contact with moisture. Pallet wood is considerably prone to bacterial and fungus growth, careful inspections are highly necessary on the furniture in the moment of their purchase.
The rough surface of pallet furniture is not easy to clean. Additional techniques and patience may be required when we spill some drinks and foods which are sticky.
For the outdoor use of such furniture on our patio, the bacterial and weather related situations may accelerate the damage over them. We need to put them under the roof if it rains.
A DIY project couch for your patio
Tons of videos on the internet are on your picks to teach you how to build pallet patio furniture. A couch is a good idea to be working on. Such furniture for sitting and couching gives you wider space for your body while sitting on it. The idea to be made true is a warm evening in which you have your relaxation time with favourite drinks and snacks on the table beside you, in the company of your friends or spouse.
The patio is ready. The couch is still to be built. Among instruction videos on making such a couch we find one at https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Couch-Thomas-Dambo-Style/. He explains step-by-step the process: finding the pallets, having all the tools needed, prepare the seat, preparing the backside part 1, preparing the backside part 2, preparing the backside part 3, making the sides, making the final pieces, attaching the sides, attaching the backside part 1, attaching the backside part 2, the couch finished.
The tools needed are a screw gun, a jigsaw, a mullet, screws. Not a very numerous tools indeed. The couch he made is wonderful. And such steps for its making are of a true DIY kind.
For the table, we ordinary people are to search for such videos for making one. The materials and tools are imaginably similar. We simply need to have a fixed design for the table. When the table is ready, our dream of relaxing in the evening on a patio comes true.
Cushions for the couch
For increasing our amenities of having ourselves on the couch, cushions are good to have. Making our own cushion is another type of work than the carpentry in the making of the couch. But if we have a certain degree of skill in sewing, we may consider the cushions as our next DIY objects. Among videos that offer the technique, one is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVtHL7rGcF0.
So the patio is ready
Having exhausted ourselves with the technical, economical problems of pallet furnished patio, it will surely be mesmerizing when we find ourselves in the situation we dreamed about the patio. What a patio is actually and historically? We do not need to do any real historical research for finding the answer.
A site on the internet says The patio is a house yard surrounded by buildings on most sides, covered with paving, and partly planted with plants. The word patio itself comes from Spain and is thought to be the originality of this word is much older and derives from the word “pati / patu”. Old literature says “pati / patu” can mean “pasture” or “backyard”..
People built patios to keep animals safe at night and, as modern society developed. And then patios came to be used as an outdoor living room. This is the habit of residents of the Mediterranean region when arranging a garden in their yard. But In century and modern countries such as England and America, the patio is an area paved around the house used for outdoor sitting and eating. In appearance, there may be one or more surrounding buildings. It’s just that, forming an inner courtyard like a traditional Spanish patio is not possible. https://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/garden_landscape_design_articles/garden_types/patio_stone_tile#:~:text=The%20word%20’patio’%20is%20of,as%20an%20outdoor%20living%20room.
Such an answer is good for assuring that we are not completely blank about the “what” of the patio. “Is the answer true” is another question that will ruin your relaxing moment on your patio. The QA couple is sufficient for the moment. Any question that emerges from the former is not necessary to think of if you are not a thinker, your daily workload is heavy enough to prevent such a question from continuing its unlimited paces.
But if you are a thinker…
Patio is among sites where your thoughtfulness finds its appropriate seat. Freeing your eyes to probe the blue sky in the evening and starry heavens in the night would lead you to free your mind from reaching out lofty questions.
The patio may become a certain centre of your universe, a departure point of the self of yours physically and spiritually. When your body relaxes, your senses are to be grasping the external worlds and your mind explores them and relates them to the internal world of your thoughts.
Departing from the pallet couch we may have the thought of the history of the pallets. It is so imaginable that they have already sailed across oceans in a container. The reminiscence of the world trade economy and politics is what they contain. Your relatedness to the world economy becomes so real on your couch. The universe of your daily home life contains the global commercial realm. The history of the wood pallets of your couch cannot be separated from the global history of trade and politics. You are silent witnesses of the global human decisions on the economy.
But considering their nature as wood, specifically taken from certain trees, we are before a natural history of the remnants of living organisms. It is just clear that they once are living things, and now you sit on it as non-living materials. Where the trees grew, who cut them down, and how, etc., such questions may come into your consciousness.
Patio is where your body rests for a while, and your mind flies like a finch to explore the sky.