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DIY Pallet Porch: 7 Amazing Benefits


Recycled pallets are a cheap and effective way to build a porch or renovate an existing one that has seen better days.

Especially if you have a wide area to work on, going for this option would be a wiser choice. It doesn’t matter if you want light wood or dark ones. You can always choose the stain and finish that would suit your preference. This design even produces a parquet effect.

What are the benefits of a pallet porch?

1. Easily Accessible

There are a lot of suppliers for these wooden pallets. We can also purchase these from groceries, hardware stores, and black markets.

2. Cost-Efficient

We can purchase these pallets at a very low cost. Wooden pallets are much cheaper than plastic or metal pallets.

3. Good Friction

Pallets are built with a design of good friction, to ensure that goods don’t fall or slip during transfer.

4. Sturdy

Pallets are designed to have a strong structure since these are used on bulk shipments and huge consignments.

5. Low Maintenance

Wooden pallets are not difficult to maintain as long as it doesn’t get wet. Just always ensure to have it placed in a dry area, to avoid moisture and humidity.

6. Recyclable

Pallets are recyclable. Pallets can be disassembled and make wooden furniture out of it, or even a DIY pallet porch.

7. Easy to Repair

Unlike metal or steel pallets, wooden pallets are easier to break, but these are also easier to fix. Usually, you will only need some timber, a hammer, and nails to fix the broken part.

DIY Pallet Porch

What are the materials needed to create a DIY pallet porch?

To create a beautiful pallet porch, you’ll be needing the materials below.


  • Old Pallets
  • Dark Wood Stain
  • 2×2” Wood – for railing


  • Planer
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Paintbrush

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Thanks to Redoredux-faywray for this great project. You can get the step-by-step instructions here

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