Introduction: Beat Up Pallet Turned Rustic Bench

Circular saw
3" Screws

This is about a 45 minute bench that cost me $15...If you find a good pallet this will probably be a free project with the addition of screws and nails...The frame underneath the pallet boards is made of 2x4's...If you find a pallet with decent 2x4's or 2x6's, save money by using them...The legs are simply 4x4 treated posts cut equally with a circular saw...I just turned them as I finished each cut and lined the speed square up to my next line...Cutting 4x4's with a circular saw is a lot easier than some people say, just invest in a $2 speed square (carpenter square)...For the pallet deconstruction I just cut along the middle pallet support (halving the boards) without having to pull any nails...the lengths i needed were only 19" so I had plenty of wood...So with the frame built and the legs attached to the inside of the frame, just start nailing in the rustic pallet boards to the 2x4 frame...I covered up all the side 2x4's with more pallet wood just to hide those fresh looking 2x4' for about an hour and $15 bucks, you've got a pretty decent looking bench...You could do a ton of finishing work to this bench as well and make a really nice piece of recyclage...Cheers