Lobby bench made of europallets and leftover materials

Every now and then i love to do some tiny DIY projects.

We were looking to get cheap bench to sit down for putting shoes on, etc etc.

Here it is.
I am sorry for not taking pictures throughout the whole process…i promise to improve.

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I started with 3 of these pallets.
Sawed them off along the long side just a bit behind the middle base.

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I wanted them to have the somehow new birght wood look so i started to sandpaper them for hours and hours. Put them on top of each other and screwed them together.

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The parts left from sawing the 3 pallets was used to build two drawers. I used some remaining wooden floor (whitewashed oak parquet) and glued it the top as the final cover.

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Found some old 90° angled wood to use for drawer handles.

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Final surface and drawers without bottom.

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Forgot to take pictuers of this one. Used aluminum (90° angled) to frame the wood on the top. This and the finish are the only things i had to buy for a few bucks.

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The final result after applying 3 layers of matt-finish.

 

 

Found an old mirror wHile doing the bench. Thought i will try to implement it.

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Had to do some careful cleaning to remove old glue and stuff. Would have been able to work on this right on the way it was but i am the kind of person who likes to have a “clean table” to start from :) This has to be done very careful. Doing too deep scratches in the grey surface will be noticeable on the frontside.

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For my purpose i needed to apply some MDF (was just standing there in a corner as well) to support the glass.

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Used a some construction adhesive to glue the MDF to the glass.

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More careful used construction adhesive to fix the same aluminium profiles used for the bench.

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The result.

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