I wanted somewhere to sit and enjoy the outdoors while watching the kids play without a fortune. I found the cushions I liked at IKEA and decided to make the furniture around those dimensions. The pallets were sanded back and stained with a Merbau stain. The little table was made out of leftover pallets also. I used a battery operated the saw, mostly nails from the pallets which I straightened out and a few remaining screws. I bought small brackets for added strength on the backrests.