How to build a kid size picnic table out of old recycled pallets

I needed a place for my daycare kids to sit and eat at lunchtime. I stumbled upon the bigger kids picnic table on Ana White, so I just had to build this!

Since I am on a tight budget, I once again searched my ol’ pile of wood outside and found most everything I needed except the tabletop pieces in which I found an old pallet and used pallet planks instead for the top. Since the pallet planks are a lot thinner than 2x4s, I put a brace underneath the tabletop which made it very sturdy.

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
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I just sanded the rough spots and finished with a clear, natural color.
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