Make a Two Pallet Potting Bench

A charming pallet potting bench that is also a beautiful console table or craft desk!

Not to mention, it is easy and quick to make!


Just 2 or 3 pallets, a little bit of cutting and assembling, we have a DIY Pallet Potting Bench so full of warm sunshine, smell of flowers, and all the carefree earthy fun!

You already know how my we love pallets from our pallet remodel outdoor room, that is full of pallet DIY , right?

Build a stunning tropical outdoor room with pallets- A Renters Remodel! | A Piece Of Rainbow

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Well, the pallet fun does not end there!

For this two-pallet potting bench, we are utilizing the structure of pallets to make our work easier!

Before you start gathering pallets, check out this article: All About Pallets, lots of tips on where to find, how to select and work with pallets! 

We started with 2 HT pallets like mentioned in there.

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The one for the table top has 3 stringers, see drawing below.

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The one for the table legs has 4 stringers, see below. (The 3-stringer ones are more common, so yours might need 2 pallets here. )

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The table legs from pallet #2 will decide the width of our table, 21″ in our case. Use that measurement to cut across the pallet #1 for the table top.

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Cut the “legs” to the correct height.

A comfortable height for a potting bench is about 37″. So the legs are 32″ to 33″ tall.

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The legs and table top are joined together with pocket hole screws! The Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System is such a great tool that makes very strong joints very quickly, especially when you don’t have routers to make joinery.

Here’s the only tricky part, so attention please!  In order to attach the table top to the legs, we doubled up the end stringers on the table top, see drawing above. We also moved the boards from the underside of the table top pallet to make sure that the double stringers sit directly on the table leg stringers, see images below. 

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We added the extra boards from pallet #1 as brace and shelf below. We left most of the wood as is, and sanded the areas that are likely to cause splinters.

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Final step: just add your favorite exterior paint! I love Robin’s Egg Blue!

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So What happened to the scraps? They can be made into these vintage seed packet wall hanging art! (free download printables!) 

Make wall art from Free printable vintage French seed packets and scrap wood! | A piece of rainbow blog

Or these pallet crates with easy wax paper image transfer! 

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And this…. …… you shall see!! =)


  1. Pallet wood projects are definitely on my radar these days – there is so much inspiration around the Internet like this! I think this is easy enough to be a first woodworking project, too!

  2. LOVE this! Not only do I already have all the supplies, but I have the perfect place to put it, too. Guess I know what I’m making soon 🙂

  3. You always have the best pallet projects! I need a refresher on how to use a saw before I tackle anything that has to do with building!

  4. What a great idea. We just made a dog house out of pallets! I love recycling and your outdoor room is adorable. Thanks for sharing these cool ideas!

  5. Hi Ananda. This is exactly what I need for my garden. Thank you for the tutorial. I will be going on pallet hunt soon:)

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