My First Attempts at Pallet Furniture

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Thrown away pallets that I rescued. Never tried to build furniture before, but I love these heavy duty pallets. A pickle to tear down, but I love the colors of the wood. This kind is hard to find here where I live now. All I can find are the flimsy cheap ones. These have mostly oak in them and are very heavy.
My first pallet creation-a bench
It took me a long time to make the first pallet bench, but now that I have learned a few things by trial and error I love doing this!
My first pallet table
I tore a pallet completely down and then added strips of cedar and a cedar shelf.
My second pallet bench
I like this Pallet bench better than the first one because I turned the shelf pieces the other way. This one is now used as a place to store shoes beside the door!
My first pallet side table
I later used oil paint to wipe a stain on this one. I got it too dark so I sanded it down and added some lighter blue color and it turned out really nice!
My pallet work table
This made it so much easier to build the benches. Very sturdy.
A pallet with arm rest- my third bench
I added longer sides and attached an arm rest and colored the seat.
My 4th pallet bench
I added some lighter blue and touches of orange and brown. My hubby took this one to put his work shoes on since it has a nice bottom shelf.
My 5th pallet bench
I used pallets and treated lumber for this bench as well as a front apron. I added orange to make it look like the nails left rusty streaks. I think I am improving! I also posted how to use the tools I used to make them on my new blog.

Elle Clark
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  • Lory Lory on May 09, 2017
    Can you please share how you made them? Especially the benches. All your links take me to pinter estate which I don't have.
    Thank you...they look great!!

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