This Balcony Enclosure was built in fifteen hours. I used several pallets to create an enclosure measuring 180cm (approx. 70.75") high by 150 cm (59") wide. We anchored this enclosure to the wall with six screws. This allows the enclosure to be removed in the future if need be. The color chosen was a light brown varnish. I applied it by hand and wiped it off quickly to prevent too deep of a color.
My Balcony Enclosure:
First, I created a frame with 2x4" wall studs, sized to fit the opening of my balcony wall. I was careful to lay out the studs so that I would have minimal pallet wood waste. Next, I used a planer to smooth and even out the pallet wood. Note, don't plane pallet wood unless you carefully remove the nails, staples, and other bits of metal in the wood. I installed the pallet deck boards, fitting them tightly to one another and mounted them with screws. Finally, I stained the entire structure with a light brown tone and applied a UV-resistant varnish topcoat to protect the wood from the elements. This enclosure provides a little privacy and blocks from the elements a bit. We like it, and hope it inspires you!
Editor's Note: Some areas may have codes, covenants, or other restrictions regarding modification of a balcony or external structure that alters the look of a unit in a building, or even within certain neighborhoods. We strongly encourage you to check with your local homeowner's association, building association, and/or code enforcement before building such a structure.
Aprovechamiento de varios palets para crear un cerramiento de 180 cms de alto por 150cms de ancho anclado a la pared por medio de 6 tornillos que permitan sacarlo en el futuro para poder barnizarlo de nuevo. El color elegido fue un barniz tinte color castaño del cual se aplicó solo una mano para que no oscureciera demasiado.