Our re-purposed ammo box table was featured last week in the post A Typical Day.
I've already found many uses for it--as a garden table for potted plants, as a side table in our "gazebo", and as a sturdy bench to sit on while gardening or crafting. I hide my garden tools in the box. And, it's very easy to move around with the rope handles.
Useful and handy. . .I love those words. . . .
You'll need a small ammo box. Actually, any box would do.
We've seen these ammo boxes at yard sales and flea markets for less than $5.
You'll also need the two outside 2 x 4's from a palette. . . .
Measure the center section of the 2 x 4. . . .
And, draw a line at the center point. . . .
Saw the board into two pieces on the line. . . .
Take a file, or sandpaper, and smooth off the cut edges. . . .
Do the same on the second 2 x 4. . . .
Now, you have four potential legs. . . .
Draw a cutting line on the first leg,
measuring from the top to the desired length. . . .
Cut the one leg. . . .
Mark the remaining three legs with the first one. . . .
Make sure all are the same length once they are cut. . . .
Decide where you want the legs to be placed and mark. . . .
Make sure the lid will open and clear the legs. . . .
Use nails or screws and attach the legs to the box. . . .
Your rustic table bench is finished. . . .
Unless you decide to paint it. . . .
I decided to leave mine without paint and let it weather to gray. . . .
I love projects that are easy and simple and can be completed quickly. . . .
This project was all three. . . .
It was so easy, I could have done it myself. . . .