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Easy DIY Pallet Bench

  • September 22, 2014
  • By Sabine
  • 11 Comments

I’ve been meaning to make something with pallets for a while now. So when I came across a pile of pallets in downtown Nashville, I loaded up the car and took the babies home. Since today is the first day of fall, I was ready to bring out my fall décor. Don’t have much yet… just a few items I found at estate sales, but I’m still adding to the pile.

Today I built a small pallet bench for my fall items. I didn’t follow any plan – I just used what I had on hand; measured, cut, screwed and sanded. I enjoyed building this bench, but taking the pallets apart was a whole different story. No cuts, but several blisters for sure!

It all started with this huge pile. The spider was busy working on her web, while I was busy taking apart the wood.

It all started with this huge pile. The spider was busy working on her web, while I was busy taking apart the wood. Does anyone know what type of spider this is?

I love the dents and flaws in the wood. The letters are kinda funky too.

I love the dents and flaws in the wood. The letters are kinda funky,too.


Happy Fall!

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By Sabine, September 22, 2014
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11 Comments
  • melodys100
    September 22, 2014

    I can’t believe you did this without a plan. You’re incredible. Also the spider, eek!

    • sabines
      September 22, 2014

      Making furniture is really not that hard as long as you have the right tools and you enjoy it. As for the spider, it goes with my fall/Halloween decor.

  • balmtomysoul
    September 25, 2014

    This is so fun. I love the rustic look!

  • Carol Leslie
    September 26, 2014

    This is totally awesome! Wish you had a tutorial on sizes and how to from start to finish. I’m one of those people who needs directions…LOL.

    • sabines
      September 26, 2014

      Thanks, Carol for the nice comment.Tutorials for benches are all over the internet. Have you looked up AnaWhite.com? She has a tutorial for everything… she is amazing!

  • Trish Martin
    September 27, 2014

    This looks great. How did get those pallets apart? I am still trying to figure that out. I had one that I tore apart pretty easy. I made a table out of that one. But the others have proven to be an impossible task. However, I will not let it defeat me. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table.

    • sabines
      September 27, 2014

      Hi, Trish. Thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean about the pallets. I almost gave up on one piece. Some pieces have nails and screws… you do get your workout, but it’s fun to create a piece of furniture from something that would otherwise end up in the garbage.

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