Is it still cold where you live or are you in a warm weather climate like me??
I finally completed my first build from pallets and scrap wood, mostly 2 x 4's. I love the way it turned out and since I did all the construction myself it makes it much more special.
** WARNING** I took a lot of pictures of this project. I'm also working on improving my photography skills with my little ole point and shoot so this post has a lot of pictures. ENJOY!
I started with an ordinary pallet that was pretty new and in good shape.
Next I needed to add the legs. Using 2 x 4's I screwed them to the pallet bottom. I did double up the boards to give the legs more stability.
I wanted the piece to have a shelf underneath so I just attached another board across the legs so I would have something to attach pallet boards creating the shelf. At first I placed it up to high so I just moved them down to have a lower shelf.
For the back I simply attached the top of another pallet vertically. It fit perfect without any additional cutting! Yeah!
I then added another single board to the back to fill in some space, then attached the boards for the shelf.
Now for the fun part of sanding, staining and painting. I chose to stain the top and the shelf and use my never ending supply of green paint for the rest. Mike had a leftover scroll piece that fit perfect across the top to pretty it up a little.
After all was dry I did apply 2 coats of clear semi- gloss poly to the whole piece. Knowing this will be outside I did want to protect the wood.
Adding some hooks for hanging and buying a few flowers and herbs to start planting, no time was wasted getting it dirty.
A few hooks on the back and sides will hold tools, gloves or a hat.
Baskets and buckets also look pretty in the sunshine.
I love how some of the flowers came out in the pictures as well.
And my favorite shot of pansies.
Just a few more views of the completed table.
This project has easily become my favorite so far. Maybe because I did it all myself and discovered that I am able to build something.
As always, THANKS for stopping by for a visit.
I hope you enjoyed my first spring project!
*** THIS ITEM WAS SOLD AT SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN, 2013***