Introduction: Pallet Benches

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we wanted some benches for the dining room, so naturally I decided to make some out of some pallets, found one in the garden and a few measurements later figured I would be able to get exactly two benches out of it with no leftovers. The completed benches were finished with a good sanding and some tung oil.

One piece of wood was damaged whilst dismantling the pallet, this meant I had to use one piece of scrap wood about 30cm long.

I'm thinking of bracing the legs on each bench as my 5 year old has a habit of rocking the seat!


actionace made it! (author)2016-04-10

Thanks for sharing! I made a small one to put next to the shoe rack :)

Technohippy (author)actionace2016-04-13

Very neat, love it

MarshallHollingsworth (author)2014-09-16

Pretty easy and basic. I added cross supports

Very wise, mine are quite wobbly now

tlkeahey (author)2013-03-29

Good morning!! Love your benches!! I am in the process of opening a dance studio and want to have benches such as these for the students to sit on. Can I get more detailed instructions on how to build them? I am a beginner and need as much help as I can get.
Thank you!! Please email me at

Technohippy (author)tlkeahey2013-03-31

instructions are in the pipeline, it may take a while as all the photo's I have are already here

kaisergb (author)2013-03-30


Technohippy (author)kaisergb2013-03-31

instructions are in the pipeline, it may take a while as all the photo's I have are already here

atlantica (author)2012-10-20

What do you mean you're struggling? You have it.
"Techno Hippie". I can't imagine a better label. It embodies all you have described, and adeptly creates a new venacular.
Websters....get it in there. And this guy penned it.

Technohippy (author)atlantica2012-10-20

*bows* Thank you... kind words indeed... and you're right, of course!

audreyobscura (author)2012-10-04

Wow these look great. If you decide to brace them, I would love to see your whole process as a step-by-step instructable.


I think the trick with this is finding the right pallet! I haven't seen many like this one. also the tung oil produces a great finish.

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