Have you ever built a piece of furniture? I never thought I could, until I made this DIY  Pallet Bench last summer! I’m Amy, aka One Artsy Mama, and I am always in search of projects that are affordable, simple, and fairly quick to create.

How to Build a Pallet Bench


-  2 – Half Wood Pallets -  2 – Quarter wood Pallets -  2 – 2×4’s, cut into 6 20 inch pieces -  3″ Screws -  Nails

-  Brad Nailer -  Hammer -  Drill -  Saw (sawzall or circular Saw to cut pallets apart- if necessary)


Step 1: Cut Down Pallets

If you get the average sized pallets (the average US pallet size is 48 x 40). you will need to do some prep work to cut them down to the proper sizes.

Pallets are “open” on two ends, which makes it tricky to attach them together in certain ways because there’s nowhere to put a screw. We have to close up those ends by filling them with a piece of wood that fits right in that slot.

Step 2: Fill in open ends.

Step 3: Attach the Armrests to the Seat Frame

Add three 3″ screws to hold it in place, screwing through some of the pallet slat or planks of the 1/4 pallet into the seat where you added the 2×4.

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