Introduction: DIY Pallet Workbench

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I needed a workbench so I could stop using my animal trap as a workbench

Step 1: Materials

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  1. one maybe two pallets
  2. two six foot pieces of wood (i don't know what to call them)
  3. lots of nails


  1. drill
  2. a way to take apart the pallet

Step 2: Take Apart the Pallet

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take the all of the boards (except the end boards) off the top of the pallet withoutbreaking them

I don't have a prybar or any way to take the pallet apart without damaging it so I tried a few things........

  1. drill the nails out: an okay way to take it apart but time consuming
  2. use purchase with a 2x4: the 2x4 broke
  3. hammer a screw driver under the nails: doesn't work very well
  4. get some cinder blocks, put them through the spaces and jump on it : I ended up cracking the pallet and breaking another board
  5. get two hammers and try too pry the nails out: success! why i didn't do this in the first place: the nails were too far nailed in

Step 3: Hammer Those Nails Sideways

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Step 4: Push the Boards Over and Screw Them In

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push the boards (that you took off earlier) to one side of the pallet and screw them in NOTE: you will not have enough boards to cover the top so take off the bottom boards and screw them in

Step 5: Add Legs

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cut the six foot boards in half

screw the boards to the underside corners

I screwed three screws to the side that had a vertical board and toenailed the other side do this to all of the boards

Step 6: Side Covers!

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when I put the table on its legs it was kinda wobbly so I added side covers!

Step 7: DONE!

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now go build something on it!


Vizors Down (author)2016-05-29

OMG the chicken was the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marcellahella (author)2015-07-11

Cool idea! voted

thank you!

firefightermeyer (author)2015-06-05

love the pic with the chicken


Squidslmc (author)2015-06-04

I found a tip on how to separate the boards with little to no damage... it requires a metal cutting blade and a sawzall... just keep your finger away from the cutting area... wear eye protection ... and have fun.. oh.. buy a pack of them metal blades...

Squidslmc (author)Squidslmc2015-06-04

You cut between the boards where the nails are....

i'll remember that next time!

cestymour (author)2015-06-04

How to get more views on your instructable ? Put a chicken on your creation. A little strange but very efficient =)

bitsandbots (author)2015-06-03

She's a beautiful bird, I bet she has quite a personality :-)

She is one of the tame ones there are a few that are mean

Thanks for commenting!

Tater Zoid (author)2015-06-01

This is hilarious!

glad you liked it!

Mr Kno It All (author)2015-06-01

The color on the chickens legs makes it look translucent lolol

wow you are right!

Vyger (author)2015-06-01

At first I thought you were making a fancy dance floor for chickens!

"chickens in the bread pan pecking out doh."

bravoechonovember1 (author)Vyger2015-06-02

while the chicken was on it it did the chicken dance!

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Bio: I'm16 and in my free time I control cockroaches, weld, make canoes from duct tape, 3D print, make helmets, light big pieces of wood ... More »
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