Build your own reclaimed wood benches - you can use pallet boards for the tops! Free plans from Ana-White.com
1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
Can be built with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, 2" countersunk screws
Nail top on with 1 1 4" or longer finish nails and glue
2 - 1x12 @ 17 1/4”
2 - 1x12 @ 21 1/2”
2 - 1x4 @ 30” (both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel)
9 - 1x4 @ 14 1/4”
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Cut your legs out of the 1x12s as shown in diagram with a jigsaw.
Add bottom shelf to the bench legs.
Attach side aprons to shelf legs.
Attach seat boards to aprons and you are done!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.