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