5 Easy Steps To Turn A Pallet Into An Outdoor Patio Bench

Here Are 5 Easy Steps To Turn A Pallet Into An Outdoor Patio Bench.

Here Are 5 Easy Steps To Turn A Pallet Into An Outdoor Patio Bench.

Every week we end up with at least a half-dozen pallets due to our incoming shipments of copiers. These we tend to stack to the side until somebody picks them up, either the trash truck or perhaps some of our associates who might need some firewood … or somebody odd like me who looks at them and thinks “Gee, I think I see an outdoor bench in that pallet.”

So here is how I turned that vision into reality.

For starters, I selected a pallet built of entirely rot-resistant oak (you can also go with partially of oak, with the larger cross-beams being made of pressure-treated 2×4, but something rather stout) whose slats of were a 1/2 inch thick. Of course, the less cracks, splintering and rot, the better.

Materials needed:

  • Pallet (Made of sturdy oak or oak and pressure-treated lumber)
  • 8-ft pressure-treated 2×4
  • Box of star-headed (Torx) no-drill-needed (self-tapping) 2 1/2-in deck screws

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