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DIY Pallet Bench for Kids


Kid-sized furniture is cute but it isn't cheap. And kids outgrow tiny furniture quickly. So upcycling a pallet into a DIY kid's bench is an idea that deserves a big thumbs up. This affordable project from Vanessa at Our Thrifty Ideas captures our imagination and makes us want to make a DIY pallet bench of our own. Follow her tutorial below to find out how to do just that!

MATERIALS
- Wood pallet
- Screws
- Power drill
- Saw
- Measuring tape
- Wood stain
- Hammer

STEP 1

So, we started by cutting the pallet in half. Then, one of the half's we cut again. So we had 3 pieces. One was 1/2 the original size, the other 2 were 1/4 the original size.

STEP 2

Now, pull off the bottom slat from the 1/2 piece. You will need this for the seat of the bench.

STEP 3
Place the 1/2 piece, and one of the 1/4 pieces standing upright.

STEP 4

Then screw the last 1/4 piece to the other pieces, with the slats lining JUST above the front legs. This will ensure that the extra slat you attach will be the same height. We didn't like the extra gap at the back, so we cut it down a bit.

STEP 5
Once you screw the seat together, attach the extra slat to the front legs.

STEP 6

Now stain it, and add a cute banner if you'd like.

Thanks, Vanessa! Want more tutorials for a kid-friendly house? Visit Our Thrifty Ideas for more!