Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DIY Potter's Bench~FREE!

Our local hardware store throws their used wooden pallets in a pile for the public to take for free. We scavenge this pile often for free wood for projects like my compost bin, or in this case, a potter's bench for my garden!

All you need is two pallets, some nails, and a saw for this project:

I enlisted my free slave laborer (i.e. teenaged son) to cut one of the pallets in half:

You'll need to rip off the supporting wood from the second pallet for the legs of your bench. Cut your four supports to equal lengths and secure to the cut pieces of your pallet to make a table:

And voila! A pretty AND pretty practical piece of furniture for your garden!

Don't throw away the top part of the pallet you used for the legs of your bench. You can screw in some hooks and use it to hang baskets, sprinklers, or tools:

Thanks, Kyle!
I love it!
(I always knew teenage boys were good for something!)

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Kalona said...

Very cool! Kyle did a good job.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Most excellent project! Clever and practical and cheap, a winning combo. And Kyle did a great job. Is he available on an hourly basis? ;0)

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful project--this turned out great!

zentmrs said...

Wonderful project! Kyle did a great job - how lucky you are to have such good help!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it, very rustic, just what gardening is all about-enjoy!

Ott, A. said...

Jsut stoppin' by from TGP. I couldn't help but notice the baskets hanging about the potters bench. Did you make those yourself? They look great!
a Latte with Ott, A

Jami@ An Oregon Cottage said...

One of my favorite things- using up throw-aways for cool items! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the TGP!

Heather said...

Very cool. And what teenage boy doesn't want to use a saw and hammer? I think it is a perfect project. I really like the part you hung on the wall.

visiting from tgp

Farmgirl Susan said...

I love it! What a fabulous project! : )