I made this Simple Pallet Potting Bench from pallets I get from a local soft-drink distributor. Additionally, sometimes I go out and look for broken pallets. Broken ones are great for bird houses and for use as ornamental wood parts.
When we say Simple Pallet Potting Bench, we mean it: you only need a few tools to make this!
I have just a few tools: 5 1/2" circular saw, two drills, saws-all, rotating sander with #60 grit, the rest are hand-tools. I use deck screws (no nails) with a predrilled hole ---so, wood doesn't split and not much else. I leave the natural wood and sand tops and front wood to round corners and get rid of splinters, as much as possible without going overboard in my time.