DIY Pallet Wood Entry Bench With Shoe Storage

by Jeanie
One size does NOT fit all. Especially when it comes to an entryway bench. Everyone's entry is different. My house doesn't have a foyer, but there is a small space inside of the front door that was begging for some type of entryway bench. A place to quickly hang a coat, scarf, and bag. A place to sit to put on or take off shoes would be nice too. And how about some storage too.

Sounds like a DIY project to me!!!
I got my hands on a box pallet wood. It's call Pallet Wall In a Box. It's new wood made to look and work like pallet wood. Of course real pallet wood would work too!
I wanted my pallet wood to look old and have some character.
By using three different colors of milk paint, I got just the look I was going for.
While the pallet wood was drying, I got to work making the base of the bench. I used 2" x 4"s and 1" x 6"s to make the bench frame.
Then I attached the painted pallets to the top and sides of the bench frame. I also nailed the pallet boards to the wall behind the bench.
A basket slides under the bench for convenient shoe storage.
These old-fashioned wire hooks were the perfect finishing touch that I added the top pallet board. Now I have a pretty, farmhouse-looking entryway bench that is custom made for the size of my entry.
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  • Jacque Jacque on Feb 27, 2017
    Wonderful job! I want one now...hmm if I only had room! Lol

  • Wonderful IDEA!!!! Yes sometimes it’s so hard to find an item just the size you need it and to have it custom built can sometimes brake the bank “Lol”.There’s more REWARDS and SATISFACTION when you make item with YOUR OWN HANDS .

    Where or what web site did you purchase the Pallet Wood in a Box from?