The Secret of the Potters Pallet- a mystery from SCRaP……

potterbench1It’s pushing spring time, which means getting ready out doors for planting and playing.


We will be making this potting bench in our pallet party in this Sunday May 15th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm (RSVP here).


I decided to get a head start so I knew what we were getting into.  I also wanted to keep the design simplified, something that could be built during one class. The class is 3 hours long, so (ideally) there is  plenty of time to complete the project.  But if the class gets lots of folks like our other big project classes, this could get interesting.


There are 2 styles I made, one using whole pallets, and one using broken down pallets. We will be making the 2 pallet bench this weekend, for those that want the challenge of the bigger bench, we can schedule another party in the near future.

On a scale of 1-5 (novice to advance),this project is about a 2 if you are familiar with the tools, a 3 if you are not.  The potters bench is, with a little assistance from our experts here, relatively easy.  Probably the hardest part will be choosing the wood or figuring out how to get it home once you have built it!

Making a 2 pallet potters bench.

Time frame: 1 hour
Tools: Skill saw, sawzall, air nailer, hammer, crowbar.

Materials: 2 pallets. nails for the air nailers, vinegar and steel wool, old paint, or just plain rain and sunshine.


After looking over a couple of designs, then setting up tools to make work easier, I chose a simple design which we basically cut one pallet in half to use for the sides, then dis-assemble another pallet part way for the back and bench top.


Join us this Sunday to have some fun.  We will see you at 2:00pm!

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