My family has a gag gift exchange for Christmas every year and I though this would be perfect. Funny yet useful. I hope my title won't offend anyone, it was meant a funny alternative to more conventional names. A fun little pallet project that didn't take long. Enjoy
What you will need-
4 pallet boards
1 side pallet board
You first need to prep your boards. I run the boards through a surface planer so you have to take out all of the nails. Use a small punch and a hammer to back the nails out.
Once all the boards are all planed, it's time for the jointer. If you are working with pallets I highly suggest a jointer planer. It is one of my most valuable tools when it comes to pallets and you can find a used one for fairly inexpensive.
Run all sides of the pallet boards trough the jointer. This will give you a flat edge to glue. After a couple of passes on both sides, place the boards together to make sure you don't have any gaps. If you do try to rearrange the boards to fit.
I wanted the top to be at about 8 1/2 in. Tall so I cut all four pallets at 8 in.
The second cut was at 20 in. For the top.
And another 8 in for the other side.
Make these cuts on all four boards with these measurements.
Put a generous helping of glue on both sides of the board and clamp together. I also ran a board along the top to keep the boards from springing up. Glue the top of both sides and let dry.
There is not a lot of glueing space on these boards so be careful handling it after it is dry. After the glue is dry, carefully unclamp and start to sand.
I used 80 grit first and then 220. I just sanded the top because I like to leave the spaces that you won't see weathered and rough. That way you can prove that this was pallet wood.
I found a scrap piece of walnut that was cut at 90 degrees from another project that would work perfect. I cut to length and nailed from the outside in.
Because of the small scale of this project, brad nails are enough to hold everything together.
Cut out your outline with a jig saw and you have your rough poop'n stoop.