I made this rustic, Two-seater Couple's Pallet Bench out of 3 pallets and completed it in about 9 hours. We didn't want a bench and then have side tables or a separate coffee table. I simply combined it for a convenient place to put my beverages or phone. :)
Two-seater Couple's Pallet Bench:
First, I built the frame using the pallet stringer boards and leftover 2x4" boards we had. Next, I framed out the bench seat, and added more stringers/2x4"s to create the supports for the tabletop. Then, I clad the upper part of the seat with deck boards and secured them with screws. I framed up the backrest and used the deck boards in a different direction to reduce wood waste. Finishing touches were to put deck boards on for the arm rests and then a sanding to reduce splinters and rough edges. Finally, I applied oil to protect it.