Thursday, June 2, 2016

Pallet Picnic Table

Peter Piper picked a peck of perfect pallets, a peck of perfect pallets Peter Piper (or Becky) picked...and from one perfect pallet she made a picnic table!
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This picnic table started life as a 12 foot pallet.  But, after cutting it in half and removing the boards on the back of it, I knew it would make a fantastic table top.
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I added legs cut from old decking and fence boards (cut at 30 degree angles)
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and a few cross boards running the length of the table for stability (just a friendly Sheriff cruising by).  I made the table and bench legs angled because it makes it much more tsbale in the grass. 
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I asked on my Facebook a while back which type of picnic table people preferred, one with benches connected or separate.   Separate won by an overwhelming majority. 
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I ran into a few pesky pallet problems when making the benches. Mainly the pallet wood was not hefty enough to support the length of the benches (almost six feet).  Luckily I made the tops and realized they weren't going to work before attaching the legs. I remade the benches using some reclaimed 2"x 6" boards.  The legs on these were cut at 20 degree angles.
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I painted the table and benches sparsely and sanded them heavily and then chose a light stain (Golden Pecan) and a clear coat to finish the picnic table set.
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Perfect place for a summer meal!


  1. What a great pallet project, Becky! Turned out beautifully!

  2. Wow, that's a big project! I love it. The paint makes it so much more fun than just a plain stained one. I bet you could put that one to good use with all that property you have now.

    1. Thanks Deb, it was big project. I always try to have a time estimate/limit when I am building something. This took a few more hours than I had planned, but was worth it!

  3. Great use of pallets - I love this picnic table, the design is wonderful. The paint simply a perfect touch.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

    1. Thank you Carole. I was happy because the paint turned out just how I pictured it *which of course doesn't always happen!).


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