DIY Expert Luke Barr shows you how to build your own s’more station that will carry you all through the fall season.
S'mores Entertaining Station
- Wooden pallet
- 1” x 4” wooden plank
- Wooden craft baskets
- Wood screws
- Hex-nuts and bolts
- Wall hooks
- Power drill
- Drill bits for pilot holes
- Paint for palette
- Accent paint
- Bolt cutters
- Marker or pencil
- S’more supplies
- Sand any rough spots on your pallet.
- Use a marker or pencil to mark where you want to place your mugs, baskets and blankets. *Keep in mind that you will cut out a few slats below where you hang your blankets.*
- Use your saw to cut out a couple slats just below the slat you’ve chosen to hang your blankets off of and sand any rough edges.
- To create the legs for your stand, measure ⅔ the height of your pallet and cut your 1” x 4” to that measurement, cutting one end of each leg at a 45-degree angle. *Your legs shouldn’t go past the bottom of your pallet for easy storage and movement.*
- Paint the pallet and legs the same color and paint the wooden craft baskets your accent paint color.
- Place the leg in position next to your pallet and drill a hole big enough for your bolt through the leg and side of the pallet. *The end with the 45-degree angle should be at the bottom of your pallet.*
- Place a washer on your bolt and feed it through the hole, place a washer on the opposite end of the bolt and twist your hex-nut until secure.
- Use a smaller drill bit to create a pilot hole (for wood screws) about 5” above the bottom of your pallet through the leg and into the pallet.
- Put a wood screw into the hole on your pallet, this will act as a hook for your stabilizing chain.
- Next, take your bolt cutters and cut your chain to a length that allows the legs to swing back far enough that your stand will be stable.
- Sandwich the end of chain between two washers and slide them onto a wood screw. Screw into the outside face of the leg. *Putting this on the outside allows the chain to move freely and not get caught when collapsing.*
- Repeat steps 6-11 on the opposite side of your pallet.
- Place your baskets in position and drill a pilot hole through both your basket and pallet slat.
- Take your drill and screw your woodscrews through your pilot hole, securing them in place.
- Attach the hooks for your mugs.
- Then add lettering desired, we painted ours on.
- Place all your outdoor entertaining supplies and enjoy!