There is much info out there on this subject — I just want to share what I have been able to do recently. I am in the collision repair business and sometimes new panels are shipped in crates and/or mounted on pallets.
I was able to grab a few throw away things and make use of them at my home.
Shortly after our move here into a park setting with our moderate sized manufactured home, I purchased a shed . It measured 8 x 12 and I needed to set up some things before unpacking the tools that had been stored at my daughter and son-in-law’s garage .
Work benches! I pulled the 4×4″ members and used them to frame the bench. Enough other parts were used to cross and attach members together before installing the plywood top. One piece of 3/4″ plywood was my only expense.
The workbenches were attached to the studs in the Shed and when being used there is no movement.
Then with the additional 4×4″ parts I did what I had thought about for years. I built a shaving horse.
Oh yeah, if you saw the post on our patio, there were some pallets the flagstones came on.
I’ll have to show you the signs– another time.