When the Hubby said he was going to repurpose the patio table that's been sitting in the back of the yard serving no purpose of any kind for over twenty years into a bench, I had no clue what he was talking about. A bench? Um, okay.... Have fun, honey...
Not only did he pull it off, but he used all but one piece of the table doing it. All the pieces used are in their original condition. Nothing had to be shortened down or resized in any way, so there was no waste. He even reused the screws. I can't believe how perfectly it fit on the deck.
The deck, by the way, was also made by my Hubby and his dad out of wood we picked up for free on Craigslist. The boxes with the peas are made from the as-is wood from Home Depot...I think maybe $2 of wood there. The bistro set, you can only kind of see, was my friend's grandparents set. The metal trellis the peas are climbing was also an as-is find from Ikea for about 25 cents.
See, you can have a very usable patio (it'll be prettier when I paint it with the Deck Restore paint I picked up at Home Depot on clearance for $10) without having to break the bank, or use pallets.
Kudos to my Hubby on the amazing job!