How to make a simple, attractive DIY pallet bench - the aim is a (deliberately) rustic bench seat for your backyard, garden, courtyard etc. The intent is not to disguise where the timber came from - pick a pallet with a strong colour scheme and make it shine. This is a simple and cheap DIY project that should cost virtually nothing provided you have a few tools and can scrounge a pallet for free or on the cheap and is a way to up cycle reclaimed timber
Bench dogs are a work bench accessory used to clamp work down to the table, or used as a stop when planing or sanding a piece. They can also be used as standoffs to keep work elevated off your workbench. Bench dogs fit snugly into openings drilled into the workbench and can be square or round.I made the ultimate workbench recently and included openings for bench dogs, so this was the perfect accessory for my new workbench. While you can easily buy bench dogs, making your own is super easy and...