Save your back AND the environment. Recycle pallets into a terrific, and comfortable Pallet Work Bench. I wanted to start doing pallet projects but didn't have a space to work on. I decided to save my back and made my first pallet project: a workbench! This also gave me time to practice :)
How I saved my back and made a custom-fit Pallet Work Bench:
I started off this project by acquiring a crate bottom from an engine. I used this for the top of my bench. Then I collected a few more pallets and started the build. I improvised during the build and used anything I could to assist in my build. So, I scrounged through my garage! I used a bed frame my son broke while jumping on it (thanks, haha).
First I turned the crate bottom upside-down. Next, I mounted one of the most typical pallets as one of the table legs, securing it to the 4x4 stringers. Then I added angled deck boards as bracing and even cut some triangular pieces to add additional support. I cut more thick deck boards down and mounted a pair onto the stringers that would be against the floor when the table was righted to add additional stability. Finally, I filled in the gaps on the table top with extra deck boards.
One of the final touches I added was to use a bit of an end of a pallet as additional storage shelving on one end of my pallet workbench. Here is my Pallet Work Bench, and I hope it inspires you. This is first posting so bear with me.
Editor's note: You did great! Thanks for submitting it. We hope you've caught the "pallet-bug", and we'll be seeing more projects from you in the future, now that you have this handy workbench.