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Make a Pallet Workbench in Under 2 hours

We love seeing things people make out of repurposed pallet wood. We decided on a workbench as our first project, because it is perfect for DIY purposes. This would also make a great pallet worktable for crafts or allow you cheap extra table space wherever you need it. We look forward to building more pallet furniture, adding stains and finishes, doing a variety of other things with pallets.

Watch this video to see how we built our pallet workbench:

If you do not know how to deconstruct a pallet, watch our video that shows you how:

Step by step instructions for a pallet workbench:

Materials needed to build a pallet workbench:

  • Safety glasses
  • ear plugs
  • work gloves
  • pencil
  • measuring tape
  • screws (3″ and 1 1/4″)
  • drill
  • circular saw
  • 2×4’s
  • de-constructed pallets (see our how to article and video to learn more)

Step 1: Download and print the plans

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Download the .pdf plans and instructions for a Pallet Workbench

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Step 2: Mark and measure dimensions

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Decide on the dimensions of your table.

Step 3: Cut three(3) 2×4’s to table length

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Cut 3 of the long 2×4’s from your deconstructed pallet or your extra 2×4’s to the length of your table.

Step 4: Lay out 2x4s and attach pallet panels

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Align the 2×4’s into three rows separated equal distance to the width of your table.

Begin attaching the thin parts (panels) of the pallet to the 2×4’s. Make sure that the first one you place is flush with the outer 2×4’s and and middle 2×4 is centered.

Continue step four until your table top is completed.

Step 5: Flip the table over

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Place table top upside down.

Step 6: Measure and cut legs

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Measure your legs out and cut 4 with the remaining 2×4’s.

Step 7: Attach legs

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Using your drill, attach legs to the table top of your workbench

Step 8: Cut gussets

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Cut 8 gussets to stabilize the legs.

Step 9: Attach gussets

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Attach gussets to legs and table top.

Step 10: Enjoy your pallet workbench.

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