Pallet Bench Project


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Introduction: Pallet Bench Project

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This is a simple pallet bench project I wanted to share with everyone. I was making this for a family night we will be hosting. Though it is a bit crude it does the trick and I like the raw finish.

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Step 1: Materials

You will need a few tools to get the job done. Drill, drill bit and phllips bit, hand saw (or power saw), 2-1/2 & 3 inch screws, tapemeasure, pencil, square & a sander. I used a 44x32" pallet, a 2x1x36" scrap wood for support& a 7' 2x4 for the legs.

Step 2: Cutting the Pallet As Needed

The pallet I am using is 44 x 32 inches. I cut a small portion of the pallet to use for the back rest. With drill/screw gun drive 3, 3 inch screws anchored the back rest to the seat of the bench for support also to hold into place before I get the side supports on. You can use anything for the side supports.

Step 3: Side Support

I also found small scrap 2x1 inch wood for side supports. To be honest I held them into place and marked the future pilot holes as well as marked the lines to cut the sides to fit then screwed them into place. I also had a small piece of 1x2-1/2 lumber I used as the bottom support on both sides. You dont have to follow this but I wanted to make sure it wasn't going anywhere. You could also use two pallets lumber to make this bench.

Step 4: A Lil Sanding

Once the supports are in place I decided to give it a once over with a sander to clean up some of the rough edges before adding the legs.

Step 5: Attaching the Legs

I wanted my bench to be 16" from the ground. I measured and cut each 2x4 at 16" then attached them to the sides both on the front and back for support. I used 4, 3" screws to anchor the legs to the bench.

Step 6: Finish and Enjoy

When complete this should be a SOLID bench seat for your home. You can also add stain and a pad for more comfort. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Haters need not reply.

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29 Discussions

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ellie.barker906
ellie.barker906

8 months ago

Thank you so much this is the only instructions i could find that only required one pallet. Agian thanks so much!!! : )

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Oldehawks10
Oldehawks10

2 years ago

Looks great. One suggestion that I see having made similar style is that the legs could use X bracing or similar support. Legs are the weakest link most often especially when moved to uneven ground

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AndrewA111
AndrewA111

3 years ago

Simple design. Nice work.

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danny.stone.9022
danny.stone.9022

5 years ago

hi.. al start off by saying i absolutly love this app.. :) i have seen a comment about tilting the back 5 degrees.. how could you do that..?

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Loc0te
Loc0te

5 years ago

love it! kids love it too

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Loc0te
Loc0te

5 years ago

took about an hour to make with a bit of personalisation and she's looking beautiful (there's hidden beer holders at the back)

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fcoffman
fcoffman

5 years ago

Awesome!! This was my test bench I'm 6'4 384lbs and this could hold 2 of me! Thank you so much for the idea this is amazing!!

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nmoisescu
nmoisescu

5 years ago

Very comfortable!! I made 2 of those for another table made from pallets ...but the legs definitely need to be stronger.
Great idea, great project thx for the tips!

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Chadifornia
Chadifornia

6 years ago

Great to hear. Good luck and fun. Look forward to see the final project.

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halli_00
halli_00

6 years ago

What Did this cost? :)

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Chadifornia
Chadifornia

Reply 6 years ago

Nothing, I had everything but the screws would have costs a few bucks and the pallet was free. Good luck

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bconsiglio
bconsiglio

6 years ago

This is a great bench. I've been looking for something simple and sturdy that used 1 pallet with few extras. I'm excited to get started. I'm going to make a few. I'll take pictures to share when I'm done so you can see what your work has inspired.

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PaganRaven
PaganRaven

6 years ago on Introduction

Of all the pallet chairs, this is the one I keep coming back to. I DO love this one and thinking how the upper back (on the back) would make a nice planter or even a small "table". Now to get the husband motivated! Very good 'ible!

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Chadifornia
Chadifornia

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Thanks a lot. I love the idea of plants behind it. I want to make changes to my next one like arms with cup holders. I have other stuff I'll be posting so check back.

Thanks again,
Chad

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kleinjahr
kleinjahr

7 years ago on Introduction

Not bad at all. A suggestion, angle the back about 5 degrees from vertical, it'll be more comfortable. As someone else said, add arms. Nice wide arms keep the cold ones close to hand,

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Chadifornia
Chadifornia

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Thanks, I think your on to something with the arms with cup holders. May have to add those. My first go at it so the next one will have a few changes.