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Boot Box Bench from a pallet

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Project by SawdustTX posted 153 days ago 756 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a place to store her stablehand work boots outside (they don’t smell so good after a day at the stables). The boots needed to be protected from rain and critters, but with air circulation so her boots can dry after wet days.

Armed with a pallet and half a Saturday, she put this together (I got to help). It’s a small bench box for the front porch.

- It’s 20” tall, perfect sitting height for taking off her boots. 14” deep by 18” wide.
- Hinged lid made of biscuit jointed pallet slats glued with waterproof wood glue, so no rain water can penetrate
- Bottom frame is a 1×2 “ladder” assembly, with aluminum window screen stapled to the bottom, so air can circulate but critters can’t enter.
- The bottom is raised 4” above ground to facilitate the air movement and keep the boots above creepy-crawlies
- Legs are 1.5×3.5” from the pallet beams





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jeff

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#1 posted 153 days ago

nice use of pallet wood for sure…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 152 days ago

Necessity is the mother of invention, even for daughters LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Roger

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#3 posted 152 days ago

Nice. It’s a good thing your daughter had her hands in the build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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SafferinOz

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#4 posted 152 days ago

Great use of pallet wood, Free wood is Good wood!!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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R_Stad

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Nice work you two. That box will be well utilized – putting ‘em on and taking ‘em off. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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