I wanted to do this project to help out a friend who is kindly letting me use his spare room while I wait for the keys to my house. I stripped one pallet which had decent with slats which were strong. I cut the lengths to size making it slightly shorter than the original bench to make it stronger.
I stripped the old bench down. A big job as all the fixings were rusted. Thank you wd40. One I had fitted the new timber I gave it a bit of sand down nit wanting to lose the reclaimed look and then finished it off with a light oak spray. It probably took about 5-6 hrs all in.