Inspiration: Michael's Outdoor Banquette

Inspiration: Michael's Outdoor Banquette

Kristen Lubbe
Jun 8, 2009

Michael from Philadelphia was so inspired by reader Cathinca's use of Pallets as Outdoor Furniture, that he decided to make his own Banquette for his terrace. The results are pretty cool, and super easy.

Michael simply sent a round of emails to his friends asking if they had any spare pallets he could take off their hands. Luckily, a friend recently remodeled their kitchen and was more than willing to supply the pallets. Michael has a 4th floor walk up and really wanted to utilize his great outdoor space during these amazing summer months.

The pallets were stacked on top of each other, with room on each end for planters. Michael then used a twin size pillow top cover from Ikea for padding. Oh, and those amazing mats you see there- recycled plastic, woven, 8' x 5', from Mexico, called Mad Mats. Michael bought them from a store on 10th & Pine St. called Blendo. They provide an amazing pop of color and almost give you the impression the terrace is tiled.

Have you recycled pallets or left over wood to make outdoor furniture?

(Images: Michael Protevi)

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