Making a Baby Pallet Picnic Table
|July 12, 2012||Posted by Issa under Parenting|
We needed some more pallets for constructing our new big compost bins, and I headed out yesterday to pick up some free ones listed on Craigslist. Turns out they had some smaller sized pallets, too, that I snagged certain I could find something to do with them.
After getting them home and pondering them a bit, I figured one pallet was just the right size for a tabletop for Dylan. I could make a picnic table!
I used our table saw to slice boards off a second pallet to make the seats.
Then I cut up a third pallet to make the base. Some extra boards I cut up to make boosters to make the tabletop just a bit taller. Dylan helped the whole time, of course!
Here you can sort of see how the seat boards nestled into the base.
A few screws later, and there ya go! A baby-sized picnic table!
I may sand it a bit and even paint it, but I’m also pretty happy with it just the way it is. Especially since it was mostly free and took less than an hour to make.