Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench
Our porch has a new bench! We are experiencing a phenomenon here in the south to one, have a porch, and two, to actually sit on the porch! Never experienced this as a native Californian! I love this tradition. Only problem was we had nothing to sit on. Enter a pallet we had sitting in our basement.
The pallet was cut in half horizontally. The short pieces of wood cut off from the bottom half were added back onto the top half to make a solid piece of wood.
Pallet wood is extremely rough. It took a lot of sanding to achieve a nice smooth finish for the wood. The top was finished, except for a coat of paint. The base became two boxes my husband wasn’t using for the pigeons’ nesting boxes.
I only painted three sides of the boxes since the back and top would not be in view. I also painted the top and sides of the seat, but not the underside.
Here’s the bench before the cushion was added. I found a cushion at L.L. Bean that fit the size of the bench, 3 ½’ X 18”. It finishes the bench perfectly. You might recognize the pallet flag I made last year in the background.
Here’s the bench with the pad. The red side table is an old metal battery box I painted. The metal flower holder on top of the table is an old corn husker circa the 1920s.
Here’s the porch with my projects, the axe welcome sign, the wheelbarrow address sign, the pallet flag in the background and now the new pallet bench. You can see two stevia plants soaking up the sun too! Happy porch sitting is on its way!