Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pallet Potting Table- My First Build !

Are you ready for Spring??

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.




I love hanging my hats up to. There is a story about the CORONA one but I will share it later.


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!

Susan


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*** THIS ITEM WAS SOLD AT SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN, 2013***
        

35 comments:

  1. I'm SO impressed - this is gorgeous!!!
    Love that you put a back piece on it for hanging things - Oh I want this badly!!!
    XOX

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    1. Thank you so much Suzan! I plan on making a few more since I love the way this one came out.
      Susan

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    2. Nice!!! Pictures were great! I will definitely try making one.

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  2. Great Job Susan.... I need to make one of those.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasreus

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    1. Thanks Audrey for the lovely comment. Enjoy your Day.
      Susan

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  3. Hi! I found this on HomeTalk and I love it! I've been wanting a potting bench for our patio and you have a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. Glad you stopped by Ellora- Good Luck with your table. It's fun to make one because you can build it to your own needs and personality. Looking forward to seeing it.
      Susan

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  4. Great project! I'm going to give this a try soon! (even have a Corona hat....)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like my project. Is your hat worn and dirty too?
      Susan

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  5. Fantastic job!! Love this!!! Off to share it :)

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    1. Thanks Anne!! Thank you for sharing too!
      Susan

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  6. Wow! What a terrific idea! Kudos!

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  7. What a beautiful job you've done with your first pallet project. You are so talented and I'm sure you'll enjoy having this in your yard.

    Megan

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    1. Thank you so much Megan! What a lovely comment. I love it already.
      Susan

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  8. Susan, I love this so much and absolutely want one for my garden! I saw your project over at I Gotta Create and just had to stop over and say hello! What an awesome job you did and thank you so much for sharing it! ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

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    1. Thanks Cindy for your nice comments and for stopping by. I can't wait to get started on another one.
      Susan

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  9. Wow!! It looks fantastic Susan. I love this. Pinning :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thanks Christina for hosting your link party! So glad you stopped by my page for a visit and for pinning!!
      Susan

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  10. What a great first build! love the green and it looks as if you are ready for Good Friday planting.

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    1. I'm so happy with the color of this project Donna, It is perfect for the garden. Have a great weekend!
      Susan

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  11. Susan this is a great project. My first solo building job was a potting bench too and it is still one of my favorite projects. I made it about 10 years ago before I began blogging but you can see it here, http://threedogsathome.blogspot.com/search/label/potting%20bench.
    I love the way you added hooks, I may have to go out and add a few hooks to mine today.
    Traci

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    1. Thank you Traci for commenting. I can't wait to get started on a few more builds. Those hooks come in handy and are really useful. Enjoy your weekend.
      Susan

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  12. This is great!!! You had some nice pallet boards to use for this project. I can't wait for warmer weather to be able to work outside!

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    1. Thanks Tammy for commenting. We got a little cold in Orlando this weekend but fortunately it doesn't last long.
      Susan

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  13. Oh my goodness this is awesome! Thank you so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. Sharing this on Facebook tomorrow. Hugs! Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

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    1. Thanks for sharing my project Clydia. Great link party you have too!
      Susan

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  14. Hi Susan, I just started blogging and was wondering if it was ok with you to link to your blog as this project is on my spring to-do list. THanks!~

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  15. Cute project! =) I have been pondering a potting bench as well, but just like for you, it would be my first pallet project. I have to say I am a bit intimidated by how great yours turned out!

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    1. Please don't be intimidated by my project- Just go for it!! It was a learning process for me too since I had never built anything before, but I am now addicted to building, especially with pallets.

      Have a great weekend,

      Susan

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  16. Best Pallet Potting Table here discussing ......NICE POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I found this via Pinterest. How many pallets did you use total? I'd love to make one for my mom! :)

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