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Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments

  • 7 pallets

  • medium

  • 60h

  • $17

This is a two-compartment locking Pallet Storage Bench. This storage bench has an approximate 70/30 split and was made ENTIRELY from used pallets. We made this pallet bench after packages were stolen from our front porch. I didn’t want to pay for an ugly, plastic locking box that wouldn’t compliment our 1928 California Bungalow.

Don’t worry about perfection – jump in and build your own Locking Pallet Storage Bench in any style you want!

Yes, it’s far from perfect, but I’m a nurse, and have never done pallet projects until this summer, and am learning!

We paid $17.00 for the stainless steel screws used on the front areas! No, that’s not a typo! We found two pallets that were obviously nicer. We think they’re red maple – but I’ve yet to identify the wood 100%. I used those unidentified, beautiful deck boards when I felt inspired by one pallet stringer board. It had a large amount of live edge still intact. It had bark and tree limbs obviously still intact instead of just a couple of knotholes. We loved it! The old bark even had those wormholes still evident.

What if you don’t have all the cool tools? Psh – you work around it and get that bench (or any other project) built!

So… without a planer or any fancy tools other than a 10″ miter saw, a table saw, orbital palm sander, along with an impact & screwdriver set I bought myself recently (Makita LXTs that are lighter for a woman’s hand/wrist) I created this. This bench is primarily a pine frame with oak faces, and a couple of other random types that I can’t identify but could tell were different by the smell and texture as I sanded. I stained it with a leftover light cherry stain from our oak floors and sealed it with leftover urethane we had from remodeling our house as well.

Find any motivation that works for you. I went with a Craftsman approach to make my bench.

I made a point of using the forklift supports for the armrest handles and on the bottom/sides of the bench. Additionally, I purposely chose imperfect boards. I liked the knotholes, odd textures or unusual edges. The whole point of a craftsman-style home is to let the natural beauty of the wood shine, and too-perfect isn’t beautiful to me. The most difficult part is that I DON’T have prior construction knowledge. I don’t have all the cool tools. I don’t have a real stable area indoors to build, so I’m at the mercy of the elements. However, it’s good enough, and I like its rustic charm. My neighbor offered me 400.00 to buy it, so it must not be too terrible! That was a terrific ego boost and is encouraging me to learn more and to keep having fun with pallets.

Now for a few pictures:

Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools
I applied five coats of an outdoor, UV-resistant polyurethane after staining the bench with a light cherry color. I sanded between each coat.
Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools
The live edge pine board was the final piece to inspire me. The red maple (possibly?) pallet gave me those beautiful vertical pieces on the headrest, seat, and front kick panel area.
Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools
I sized this bench to accommodate a large Amazon package and a small Amazon package respectfully. It can hold a 40-lb bag of dog food delivered, along with a few smaller packages on the small side.
Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools
The bench was complete, and ready for stain. I left the inner compartments raw.
Diy: Pallet Storage Bench Has Two Compartments Pallet Benches, Pallet Chairs & Stools
My bench is ready for stain.

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