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
- measuring tape
- screws (3″ and 1 1/4″)
- circular saw
- de-constructed pallets (see our how to article and video to learn more)
Step 1: Download and print the plans
Download the .pdf plans and instructions for a Pallet Workbench
Step 2: Mark and measure dimensions
Decide on the dimensions of your table.
Step 3: Cut three(3) 2×4's to table length
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
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
Place table top upside down.
Step 6: Measure and cut legs
Measure your legs out and cut 4 with the remaining 2×4's.
Step 7: Attach legs
Using your drill, attach legs to the table top of your workbench
Step 8: Cut gussets
Cut 8 gussets to stabilize the legs.
Step 9: Attach gussets
Attach gussets to legs and table top.
Step 10: Enjoy your pallet workbench.
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Picture of the gussets?