Some do-it-yourself ideas for backyard furniture include building seats and benches out of pallets or cinderblocks and wood. Another idea is to build a hammock out of a pallet and use an old mattress as the cushioning.
To make pallets aesthetically pleasing, paint them bright colors and use cushions to make them comfortable. To create outdoor tables, bundle bunches of logs together and secure them with cables or twine. Another idea for a table is to use an old wooden spool previously used for electrical cable. An old metal milk can with a round piece of wood on top can also be used as a rustic table.