A neighbour asked if I could make him a garden bench that he and his wife could use.
I found a few pictures of several seats online and they picked a curved style one. The seat I created looks very different to the one in the photo I used, but I knew what I was going for and I just hoped they liked it. Thankfully, they loved it, as do lots of my other neighbours.
It took two days to build, last weekend. Mainly because of the rain. It’s almost entirely made from the thicker struts of the pallet, ripped down using my table saw. I have no idea what the wood is, but it’s beautiful! The patterns and colours are amazing.
I’m lucky that I have a place I can get free pallets. The sides are constructed using several pieces of the thicker wood, which I drew my curved design on. I didn’t have any “plans” as such. Just the picture of what they liked.
I then made another two supports. One for the other end and one for the middle. I then screwed 40 pieces of the ripped down strut to use as the actual seat. It’s currently just drying after it’s first coat of clear satin varnish.
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