Learn how to make a DIY Patio Bar Made Out Of Wood Pallets for just under $20 bucks. Get step-by-step tips on using wood pallets to make something cool for your patio!
DIY Patio Bar Made Out Of Wood Pallets
Projects made out of wood pallets are 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.
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 four wood pallets.
I decided to paint them white. Then added a stain as well:
I chose not to 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 pallets and tied them together.
Then I tied the combined pallets to a post on the patio for additional security. Do not just set them on the patio without securing them. More than likely, they will probably fall- especially since these wood pallets are light, and the countertop is going to be top-heavy.
Repeat with the other two wood pallets.
For the countertop, I initially was going to use patio pavers. But, I didn’t like how they looked on my patio. Plus, they are super top-heavy. I think it was a little too much for the wood pallets.
So I took those back to Lowes. I stopped by Home Depot and picked up two 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 countertops interactive and functional.
After getting home, I took each board and sprayed it evenly with the can of chalkboard paint.
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
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!
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
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.
Tracy @ Our Simple Homestead says
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!
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!!! 🙂
Love this – making one for my backyard!
Kayla Rogers says
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.
Deane Johnson says
Awesome, love this! I might add one important note if no one else has- make sure and get the pallets that are NOT treated with chemicals! Very harmful!
Both types are usually out there for free. I believe they have a way to tell, numbers or letters printed on them.
Catherine M. Hess says
Thrifty and amazing! I’m impressed and have pinned this for reference.
8 best jigsaws says
I’m so glad I was able to find this post. It really helped me in making a decision
Gian Carlo says
Nice DIY patio bar made of recycled pallet. I have other pallet project idea. I will use it as frame to indoor koi pond project