Take it or leave it ... Either way you wont believe it...
This actually started of as a bench project....
Step 1: Setting Pellets Together
- Apologies people I do not have a list of how many nails and screws I used. Rather I would say use as many as you like to ensure sturdiness.
- Ok lets do this...
- One Pneumatic 2-in-1 Stapler and Nail gun
- A compressor to use the gun
- Countless Nails
- A bit less Staples
- Zero Screws
- A few Pallets
- So this started of as a bench project. I had more than a few pallets at home which I got for free from a very generous friend and I decided to put them together and make a bench for my BBQ/Braai area.
- Towards the end of this specific one I realised I used one too many pallets.
- Six pallets for the seating area
- Two pallets for the back rest
- One cut up pallet for the arm rest
Step 2: Cutting Edges and Sanding Down
- Ok, so at this point I cut off the edges of the pallets that were sticking out and sanded the bench down.
- Fixed on the arm rests
- and was about to treat and varnish when I realised that I had a few sheets of Masonite board in the garage.
- Used Masonite board to cover up the front just to see what it would look like.
- It looked kinda neat so I left it on and closed shop for the evening.
And that evening the though of upholstering it struck...
Step 3: Upholstering
- The next day I went and got some advice from an upholsterer friend of mine on how to go about upholstering this bench of mine.
- I gave him the size of it and he told me what I would require in terms of foam and material.
- I purchased what I was advised to and then began the upholstering process.
Any feedback/advice regarding the upholstering will be greatly appreciated as this was my first attempt at it. I got verbal lessons from my friend and youtube (who I consider to be my friend as well).
It didn't end here.....
Step 4: Struck Up Side the Head by Inspiration
I then got on to making a single and a double seater.
Again I must apologise... I do not have pics of the whole process for these as I was not part of the I'bles family at that point. Therefore I have a few pics here and there.
Any way as you can see in these pics I used a lot less pallets and made it more manageable to move around. As is a normal lounge suite.
The end result is what you see in the cover picture.