Here’s a terrific idea for a gorgeous-looking pallet patio deck on the cheap. It only used around 25 pallets, and I only had to spend about 40 bucks for supplies.
First, I used eight pallets for this pallet deck base and arranged them around a brick fire pit and walkway we already put in a while back. I secured them together with screws. Next, I broke down the other twenty pallets. The deck boards were applied in a diagonal pattern, even though it would cost a little more scrap loss.
I always used a power drill to pre-drill my holes to avoid splitting. I didn’t bother with sanding, stain, varnish, or anything else. I’ll let it age naturally. The supply cost was only two saw blades at $9.99 each and a box of screws at $20. Tools used: miter saw, circular saw, power drill, and battery drill.