DIY Pallet Bench

I LOVE to find uses for extra wood around the house!  My husband brought home a bunch of pallets from work one afternoon, and I decided I was finally going to try my hand at making a bench!  This pallet bench was the end result and I LOVE IT!  The hardest part believe or not, was not the actual bench itself, but sewing covers for the cushions.

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 I didn’t keep any of my measurements for this pallet bench written down, when I made this 3 years ago, but I have some step by step photos I’ll share, and when I make another one (because you better believe I want a second one!) I’ll be sure to write it ALL down and share it right here!

What you’ll need:

1 pallet

(2) 4x4x8’s

(4-5) 1x6x8’s

(6) 1x4x8’s

1 lb. box of 1 1/2 inch screws

(8) 6 inch screws

(8) 2 inch screws

Cushions and pillows (cheapest route here is to find an old couch and re-do the cushions.  Buying new cushions can be quite expensive!)

Fabric for covering cushions and pillows if you want pillows.  (again Thrift store pillows are AWESOME for this.

Stain – which ever color you desire!  I did mine in a darker brown, when I helped a friend make hers, she painted it white and gave it a weathered look, that was gorgeous!

The back piece, made separately, so it can easily be removed.  It made moving the bench SO much easier!

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Arms added, and stained.  I love the dark stain, but over the last 3 years it has faded considerably.  So, if you want it dark, it will need to be re-stained every so often.  We plan on re-staining ours this summer.

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My fabric!  Make sure to buy a fabric that is durable.  Upholstery fabric is going to be your best bet here, it will be durable and hold up to being outside.

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A friend had some old couch cushions that I was able to cut down into just the right size, and re-cover with my fabric.

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Find some cute buttons and pillows at a thrift store and you can turn them into the perfect accent pillow for your bench!

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    August 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This is awesome! I love pallet projects and this one is so neat!

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