After moving to our new town home in South Carolina we needed furniture for our little screened in sun room. We didn’t have it in our budget to buy new so we decided to make our own wood pallet furniture.
One day, four pallets, $48 in materials, some left over paint & screws and here we go:
Standard wood pallet sizes are 36 inch x 36 inch, 42 inch x 42 inch and 48 inch x 48 inch. (By the way, wood pallets are sometimes referred to as ‘flats’.) Be careful to remove all the nails that might poke through. Set aside the better pallets so you can keep them for the top where you will sit. You can paint the pallets if you like.
Step 2: Stack your pallets to see how high you want to go, this depends on your personal preference. Make sure that the top pallet has secure boards on both ends.
Step 3: Cut foam cushioning and heavy fabric (we used drapery panel we picked up on clearance) to the size of the top pallets.
Step 4: Lay the foam on top of the pallet and cover with the fabric. Attach the fabric to the underside and the ends of the top pallet using heavy duty staples.
Step 5: Set all pallets for one bench on its end and measure a piece of wood to cover them. Paint the boards, drill two holes in each and insert the ropes. Tie knots in the ends of the ropes on the backside of the boards.
If you want, you can burn the ends of the rope to prevent them from fraying. We had a propane torch that did the job in no time at all.
Attach the boards to the ends of the pallets with deck screws to give it stability. Repeat this step for the other end.
Step 6: Attach fabric to the front of the pallet benches with light duty staples (this step is not necessary if pallets are painted).
Step 7: Gather some pillows for back rests and enjoy your Wooden Pallet Furniture.
What do you think of our wooden pallet benches?
DIY Wooden Pallet Furniture is an inexpensive way to add attractive seating arrangements to any sun porch, deck or even a sitting room.
This was an easy one day project that turned out really well and we will be sure to use. By adding the handles on the ends we will be able to move our pallet benches around if we have company and need more seating space.
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