big shipping pallet and concrete block outdoor table

Last weekend, we walked down to the Urban Garden Center to check out the pig roast they hold every Saturday in the summer. You many remember that the garden center is directly across from the two buildings that collapsed in Harlem last winter after a gas leak explosion. It was practically decimated and we wondered if they’d come back. We’ll they made it through and we bought ornamental grasses for our planters from them a couple of months ago. Ever industrious, they rebuilt their rough-and-tumble party pavilion and launched a weekly Harlem Seoul Pig Roast, serving a mashup of Korean/Southern Barbeque. The pavilion is made of all sorts of found and rustic materials, including mismatched chairs and junk store finds.

We especially loved the huge table made of shipping pallets and concrete block, two of our favorite building materials. It could easily seat twelve AND weather the elements. 

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

Since the biggest pallet we know of is 48 inches long, we figure they put two or three together or disassembled some pallets and reassembled them as one big table top. (Check out our post here for just how to do that.) The only foundation are the blocks at either end.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

…It looks wonderful with mix-matched chairs around it…we could imagine the feast.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

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