Garden Planter Bench

Here is a great project for those looking to bring life to a quiet spot in the garden, whilst recycling some pallets! Peter and Annalien show you how to build a garden bench using some old shipping pallets.

You will need:

Tools Material list
PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw Pallets – 3 (2 big plus 1 small)
PST 18 Jigsaw Sides 1200mm – 2 pieces
PSR 18 Cordless shelves 150mm x 660mm – 3 pieces (grain in long direction)
PEX 220 sander Sides 450 mm – 4 pieces
PFS 2000 Spray gun Legs 400 mm – 4 pieces
POF 1400 Planter slats – +/- 16 pieces (depends on wood width)
PSA 1800 Saber Saw plus pallet blade Plywood 18mm – planter base 450 x 450mm – 1 piece
  waterproof glue
  4 x 40mm screws
  4 x 30 mm screws
  thinners 750ml
  green or brown paint tint
  clear varnish 1ltr

Follow these steps

  1. Cut pallets up
  2. Cut side slats to size
  3. Join all four slats to make a frame
  4. Cut legs to size and join to form an L
  5. Cut planter bin slats to size
  6. Build the bin
  7. Attach bin and legs
  8. Fit support slats under seat
  9. Cut seat to size and attach slats
  10. Cut bin frame and attach on top of the bin
  11. Sand
  12. Stain with tinting
  13. Seal with clear varnish

Take a closer look

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Download the design template

>> Garden planter bench design template