I’ve got myself a lawn, but not a bench to put on it…
I did have a pallet though!
So I made one from the other;
First up, find yourself a pallet that you would not mind sitting on. Nobody wants splinters in the bum so a new one would be best. Even better still if it is treated already as it saves you a job.
Gather up your tools, a brew and a length of timber for the legs.
Measure how big you want the seat, and the remainder will be the back rest. I was really technical about this… I sat on the pallet until it felt right.
The saw the pallet in the right spot, across the middle of two cross-beams.
Then, make it look like a seat! Lots of screws in the bottom and a few through the sides and hopefully the seat shouldn’t fall off when you plonk down after a long days work.
Use some proper screws!! Nothing too short that will rip out as soon as the weather turns.
Then decide how long you want your legs and cut the wood. I did two pieces at the right length, and two slightly longer so that I could have an arm rest.
Then guess what, screw them on too.
You know how a bench should look, so I hope i don’t have to explain this part, but if I do let me know and ill send you my plans! It all depends on how long your legs are!
Three screws in each leg should hold it.
Next up, measure the distance between the two legs as well as the length you would like the arm rests to be and cut the wood appropriately.
This will help keep the bench square as well as stopping the legs from falling out from under you when you sit down like a bad jenga tower.
Screw ‘um in.
I think it looks pretty good for something done on a wing and a prayer to solve my seating problem. I don’t think my 20+ year old deck chairs will last much longer so it’s just in time!
I’ve just got to get MrT to mow the lawn now and it’ll be ready for summer BBQ’s and picnics!