Upcycled Pallet Wood Bench

This bench was created from 100% pallet wood (plus a few nails and a coat of polyurethane). Here are the basic instructions to build the bench, but a lot more information on dismantling pallets and detailed building instructions are available at http://upcycledugly.com/pallet-wood-bench/
Pallet Wood Bench
Dismantle 3 or more pallets, depending on the condition and number of slats
Build your seat from pallet wood 2x4s (usually the supports of the pallet). The length is the full pallet length and the width is half the length of the pallet
Add Legs with screws. Add a board between the two back legs for a back support (not pictured).
Sand, trim, and nail the slats into the frame (seat first, then back). Polyurethane/Seal if desired. Voila!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Jeanette Jeanette on Feb 22, 2018

    Where can you find free pallets?

  • Heje Heje on Jun 21, 2019

    Were you able to slant the back by adding the back support?

  • Tiffany Tiffany on May 16, 2020

    Do you sand before you polyurethane it?

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