Repurposed Pallets Into A Do-It-Yourself Bench
This was an awesome project. We ship our gutter guards from the plant to the main warehouse on pallets, so we had a few laying around and decided to make something out of them. After looking around a while on HomeTalk.com we decided to combine a few ideas to make our own repurposed pallet bench.
We used about 4 pallets (free) and bought one 10ft cedar 4×4 post, eight 10in bolts, some washers & nuts. We had some deck screws laying around and also some leftover paint/stain to finish it off. All in all, we spent under $20-30. Sizes and prices may vary depending on your material sizes and desired bench.
1. Breakdown all the pallets into individual boards.
Sometimes use a pry-bar. Sometimes whack it with a hammer. Put it on a table and use a 2×4 to spread out the impact across the nailed area, and whack that. Stomp on it. Twist it. Kick it.
This is an opportunity to get out your anger and stress. Look at it in a positive way.
2. Measure and cut boards for the seat.
When attaching the boards, it is probably best to pre-drill the holes, otherwise you risk splitting the boards.
3. Choose your angle & secure the legs.
Next, the 10 foot post was cut into four equal parts, just under 2 and a half feet each.
Drill 2 holes through each post and use the bolts to secure them to the bench seat.
4. Measure, cut & secure the backrest.
The backrest boards are secured to a base board (that is fastened to the bench seat part towards the back), and then again to a crossbar (that is where the middle of your back would rest). That base board also doubles as extra support.
The armrests were cut from the 2 widest boards we got from the pallets. Figured it would be better to rest our coffee on.
5. Power-wash & stain.
6. Pick your view.
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