Deejo has been amazing about dropping off the world's greatest pallets for any projects I can think of. He brought us the pallet collars for the garden and then dropped off some pallets of various sizes. The large ones were supposed to be used as a backstop for a knife-throwing target I wanted to make, but when we leaned them up against the picnic table, we realized they were perfect for our benches.
|Bad picture, due to the rain, but you can see how they're just the right length.|
Admittedly, they're a bit on the clunky side, but they're sturdy and they each seat four. Now, instead of everyone bringing their own butt spaces, eight people can now sit at the table, but anyone more than eight will have to bring a chair.
|They still needed stained.|
|Stained and in use! They're beautimous.|
The very next day, Jay used a small pallet and whipped up a side table specifically for the plates and plasticware.
|It's functional, but not quite as finished as Jay wants it to be.|
Our goal is to have a yard where we can have impromptu gatherings with our family and friends. I think we're well on our way.