1. DonJoe
    April 5, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Great table. I use a small rafter square and sometimes a larger one to cut 2X4’s and such. Keep the vids coming.


  2. Andrew
    April 5, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    I love this bench–it looks awesome, and the pallets complement the style perfectly. Maybe you need to have a whole section devoted to pallet projects? 😉


  3. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Great,another project for my wife’s gardening. I already have orders for about 30 bags of the good potting soil. She also liked the planter boxes as well. I do like the use of pallets. There piles f them right up the street.


  4. Matt G
    April 6, 2013 @ 4:16 am

    Steve, I love your no nonsense style of woodworking! Keep up the great videos.


  5. Paul C. Frederick
    April 6, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I was woodworking with pallets like 16 years ago and now everyone is getting in on the act lately. Where am I supposed to get my pallets from these days if everyone else is busy grabbing them up?


  6. Anonymous
    April 7, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    Will there be a pallet wood garden cart or wheelbarrow in our future?

    Pallet wood Trellis?

    Pallet Pergola?

    Pallet Pagoda?


  7. Paul Heimerl
    April 7, 2013 @ 3:43 am

    Great project Steve! I have a neighbor who collects pallets to burn and I am going to hit him up for some to make both the tables and the bench. Probably make him some tables as well! I really like your grass roots approach to woodworking. Keep up the great work!


  8. Anonymous
    April 7, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    Definitely enjoyed your noisy neighbor out-takes; are you sure the noisy neighbor wasn’t David Marks? Nice simple easy projects with the pallet wood.

    Stan P


  9. pmelchman
    April 11, 2013 @ 3:54 am


    are you afraid that the pallets mights be treated with some type of chemicals? especially if they came from overseas?

    patrick melchior
    Dragonfly Woodworking


  10. Wooden Boxes
    April 18, 2013 @ 4:44 am

    Nice blog. Wooden pallets can be used to make tables, furniture, fence to your garden. Make an wonderful design of your garden with the wooden pallets.


  11. Stretch Wrap Dubai
    May 21, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    Very innovative and informative blog. Sharing these types of recycled wooden pallets blog ensures us to learn some new things in current trends.


  12. Carlton Cleaners
    May 22, 2013 @ 3:20 am

    Great read i learnt a lot from what you posted on this blog its interesting to see how the wooden pallets have been put to use nice design!


  13. Conquest Joinery
    May 22, 2013 @ 3:31 am

    I like the design of the rustic potting bench the video also gives a lot of great information on how to put the design together, great blog post!


  14. Anonymous
    June 1, 2013 @ 3:06 am

    This came just at the right time I just spend 4hrs sanding all my pallet wood to build a potting table…You just saved the day. The other plans I had were a bit hard to understand. thanks for making it easy.. Now I can do this without getting my mate involved. I think I’ll paint mine. Thank you


  15. florist
    June 17, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    I am going through this post and thinking of it’s theme and trying to understand what is this post about. At last I can have found something from this post which feels pretty good.


  16. hitnrunbass
    July 1, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Does anyone know what size nails Steve uses on this? I don’t think screws would work too well here…wood splitting, so I can see why he used nails. Any help would be appreciated.


  17. Todd Hinkie
    July 28, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Hey Steve, I was totally inspired by your video and plans, and even though I’ve never done more than hammer a couple of nails into a 2×4, I posted a request Friday afternoon for any of my FB friends who might have some free pallets.

    And the rest is history – estimated cost $9 for nails, screws and some glue. Check out my progress from mere mortal to accomplished carpenter with a killer Potting Bench on my FB page ( http://facebook.com/toddhinkie ) Looked for a spot to post the pics here, but couldn’t find one – message me if you want ’em! I’ve been spreading your links around from Tyler, TX all weekend long!


  18. William
    March 5, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    Steve, My ladyfriend wanted a potting bench so I built it. It came out so nice that I took pictures of it and put an ad on Craigslist. I sold 7 last year at $125 each. This year I plan on building 10! It all goes into my vacation fund. Thanks.


  19. dixie griffin
    March 31, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    could not get pdf file to come up


  20. Adina Morando
    June 29, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    Made it, Love it! Thanks!


  21. jerry
    May 31, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    ya made this bench minus the dry sink / and its great perfect size / gave me a perfect excuse to buy a new orbital sander lol /


  22. 10 Awesome Pallet Projects with Instructions – LifeStyle Love
    February 5, 2018 @ 11:06 am

    […] I have always wanted a potting bench. Every year I try to cover up the fact that our deck is old and weathered by placing as many colourful potted plants on it as possible. I try to buy my plants and reuse planters from previous years. I always tend to do my planting on the deck and I make a huge mess. I’d love to have a bench like this to contain my mess and not have to bend over and hurt my back while I pretend I have a green thumb. Get the plans by woodworking.formeremortals.net here. […]


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