Want to build a inexpensive patio, pallet boards? I'm in Sarasota, FL

How do I build an inexpensive patio at my home in Sarasota, Fl?
  6 answers
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Aug 31, 2015
    Well all I can see is termites with this pallet kind of deck. Maybe buy blocks 4x12 or bigger and do a little at a time. Or see if you have a beg, barter and sale website for you area and see if someone has stuff to get rid of cheap.Maybe even list wanted on craig list.

    • Star Star on Sep 01, 2015
      @Wanda.ll Thanks Wanda, you are absolutely correct!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 31, 2015
    Understanding you want an inexpensive way of building a patio sometimes thats not always the best solution. Penny wise dollar foolish.There are websites to research inexpensive products. Did you ever search Craigs List? Not sure if it is in florida.

  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Aug 31, 2015
    The quality of wood in pallets is not good at all. You'd be better off just laying large cement pavers down from Home Depot.

  • Sally Sally on Aug 31, 2015
    There are many great ideas out there for building things from pallets. There is no reason you could not build a inexpensive one with free pallets that will suit your needs. If there is a issue with termites just seal the wood which again not very expensive.

  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Sep 01, 2015
    Not sure if this is 'patio' enough, but you could dig out a shallow depression, lay down landscape fabric against weeds, stand up used bricks on their ends or sides along the perimeter of the fabric, and then fill in with an appropriate load of pea gravel. You can top this off with a bistro-style table and chairs, a collapsable umbrella and plant succulents around and inbetween the bricks. Oh! or instead of the bistro, unfols a canvas loung chair & keep it all for yourself for reading!

  • UpState UpState on Feb 21, 2016
    Scour "Craigslist" & "FreeCycle" for materials someone local may want removed for free. You can usually ask for items within these two choices.