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Child's pallet and recycled cedar fencing picnic table

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I made this pallet child's picnic table from 2 pallets and recycled old cedar fencing. My daughter has 5 girls ranging from 4 to 10. With them in mind I designed them a table that would fit all the girls needs. Plus add an extra table for adults when the girls are not here. My daughter tore down her old fencing, I asked for her to bring it to me to recycle. So far I have been able to recycle a lot of it. I stained the pallet 2x4" with some deck stain that was in our garage we acquired for free. I sealed the cedar with 4 coats of clear deck sealer which was also free. The only expense was the deck screws to assemble. I made this in one afternoon, and finished the sealant in 2 days.

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  • CeCe D
    CeCe D Gilbert, AZ
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Your pallet table looks fabulous. I am so enjoying seeing all the different things people do with recycled pallet wood! Thanks for commenting on my mailbox. I think we both enjoy home projects and repurposing!

  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna
    FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna Canada
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Ohhh this is so cool! This pattern is exceptional! Love how you can scoot the benches underneath. I've never loved having to lift my legs over picnic table seats and this is perfect! Donna

  • Deborah C
    Deborah C Norton, KS
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Thank you. I agree on the up and over technique. I wanted it to be functional even when the girls aren't here.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Nov 2, 2013

    Did you wash it with anything. Just as a precaution I would recommend doing so. I caution folks when using them for compost bins and gardening that often times the pallets are carrying toxic chemicals that can seep into the wood and you won't even know it is there. I don't mean to sound like a downer donna here, just that you don't know what has been on that pallet before you rescued it.

  • Teresa Mahieu
    Teresa Mahieu Junction City, KS
    on Feb 1, 2014

    i love your design here. It is so awesome that you were able to make something so functional for practically free and save some wood from the dump or fire.

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