How I built this Pallet Lounge Bench:
I used wide, lead deck boards for the structural components, such as the legs and frame. I gently curved the lower frame legs for the seat portion to increase the comfort factor. For the back of the bench, I used most of the top deck of a pallet but took a time to round the corners. I did this both for the look and for the general comfort and feel of the piece. I also gently curved the back support boards.
I used two more of the wide lead deck boards as armrests. I rounded the leading edge, but curved the back edge and sanded the armrests very smooth for comfort. The backrest is set in at an angle so you can truly relax! I made the seat out of deck boards. I had to cut some to narrower widths to go around the front curve. This makes it comfortable on the backs of your legs.
Pallet Lounge Bench – the finish:
I carefully sanded all the edges. I didn’t want it to have splinters or sharp edges around children. I did leave some of the rustic looks to the pallets, but I wanted it to be comfortable and safe for my family. I lightly stained it to a beautiful honey color, but you could finish it in some ways to your liking. It’s important to think about safety when it is a project for your family. :D
We’re happy with the outcome of this pallet lounge bench, and it is a fun addition to our family’s relaxation time.