Pallet wood picnic table with a gutter

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Project by Todd McDonald "2 Bored Saws" posted 03-21-2013 02:35 AM 12191 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed making this, but enjoyed it even more when I delivered it. The gutter is for ice and drinks. Every singe board was from a pallet.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 03:06 AM

Nice project, and great idea!

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 03:41 AM

Different, have to think on this looks like a great idea

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 04:24 AM

Nice job on that table!! I like the gutter and it’s purpose!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 11:54 AM

Wow that is awesome!! My wife would love one of these! Do you have any more information on how you attached the gutter and supported it? Thanks!

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 01:41 PM

Saw a similar project on Pinterest and got the immediate request from the Honey. Yours looks awesome. The beverage trough is such a great idea. Did you incorporate a drain for the ice melt or can you remove the gutter? Would also love to see the underside and how you support the gutter. Wonderful job.

Rob G

-- Civilize the mind, make savage the body

#6 posted 03-21-2013 04:18 PM

Thanks you guys for looking! I actually thought about this gutter thing for awhile (drain, cleaning it out, ect…). The design I came up with for this one is a 2×6 running underneath the length of the gutter. The cross supports were then attached to the 2×6 and the table slat support. So, the gutter is just sitting (very snug) on the 2×6. This allows the gutter to be removed and cleaned if needed. As far as drain holes is concerned, there are none. I did not seal the end caps which allows the water to escape dripping by the table legs not your legs. The customers said keep it simple when I asked them about installing drains and plugs. I am sure the original idea for me to make this was from Pinterest. I get a lot of “Hey can you make this” and I LOVE IT!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 10:39 PM

Great project. I was wondering what the gutter was for – great idea.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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