On sunny days, you always want to spend as much time as possible outside, right? There’s nothing better than investing in a kitchen with an outdoor sink from wooden pallets! It’s a great solution, because you don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you can make your kitchen and sink just the way you want them. In fact, on the one hand, it’s an excellent choice for cooking without filling your home with odors. What’s more, this creation will allow you to limit the number of times you have to go back and forth in your home when you entertain guests, for example. Believe us, a wooden pallet kitchen is the economical and authentic solution for your outdoor space! Get to work, as the sun will be shining over the next few weeks!
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What Can You Make from Wooden Pallets?
Let’s start with a simple idea: wooden pallets make durable planters that you can paint or leave as you like. Nothing could be easier: stack them or place them upright against a wall. Then arrange your plants and flowers between the boards. Another option is to put your herbs on a shelf built from a pallet. Lean it against a wall and line up your pots. The trend is to write the names of the plants you’re growing on the side.
Another DIY project with pallets is to create a small piece of garden furniture. Making garden furniture from pallets requires a little more effort, but it’s worth it. Opt for homemade armchairs that will add a touch of eco-chic to your garden. Add waterproof cushions to withstand bad weather. And why not make a coffee table? You’re free to add castors to the four corners and even paint it in the colors of your choice.
What Materials Do You Need to Make an Outdoor Sink From Wooden Pallets?
What about hardware? To make an outdoor sink from wooden pallets, here is what you’ll need:
- A tape measure
- A sander
- A crowbar
- A jigsaw
- Wood screws of different lengths
- A hammer
- A drill
- A small screwdriver
- Wooden battens
- Metal fixing brackets
- Varnish or wood oil
How to Make an Outdoor Sink from Wooden Pallets?
Choosing to build an outdoor kitchen yourself is a good idea to make it to your liking without breaking the bank. How can you get pallets for free? It’s very simple: supermarkets or industrial areas have more than enough. Ask them, it’s the best way to get your pallets and make a 100% recycled washbasin. The Internet and social networks can also help you find them for free or very cheap. Finally, new pallets can also be found in DIY stores. Prices of pallet vary from country to country but to give you an idea, you can expect to pay around €20/£10/$12 for an untreated, undamaged pallet.
Once our kitchen unit has been assembled, we need to supply it with water and electricity. The easiest way to do this is to take a small flexible hose and run it discreetly behind the board, connecting it to a tap fixed to the vertical board where our hooks are already located. Then, think of a small pipe for the waste water which can end up flowing into our vegetable garden or join a rainwater path. Finally, it is a good idea to waterproof your wooden kitchen by giving it a special coat of paint to resist water from your sink and possible summer storms.