This coffee table is the very first time I picked up a hammer and nail. I've never built anything before this table. I think it came out pretty good!

Step 1: In the Beginning.....

I was able to acquire a pretty nice dense pallet for the table top. I had to completely breakdown another whole pallet for this project.

Step 2: Marry the Pallets

I took the lesser of the two pallets and used them to fill in the gaps.

Step 3: She's Got Legs!

I found a spare piece of 4X4 and cut them about 16in. in length. I notched out space with a jigsaw underneath the table to fit the legs. I glued the tops of the legs and hammered 3in. common nails in through the top. I did want this table to be rustic and kind of industrial. Hence why I left broken nails, cracked or broken wood in the project.

Step 4: Sanding...

Nuff said.

Step 5: ....more Sanding.

I believe I sanded with 220 grit for the finishing coat. I then stained it with dark walnut stain and only 2 coats of poly coat.

Step 6: Fin!

This table turned out really great. To date I think this table is one of the nicest pieces I've built. Enjoy!!

Sweet color, I really like how it turned out. Nice job, seemed pretty simple too.
<p>Thanks. It's a dark walnut color that the previous owner of my house had left in the garage. I have been working on a few homemade stains that I've used on other projects that turned out really nice!</p>
<p>I dont want to kill the fun here, however, pallets are highly toxic, because the wood is treated with pesticides against bugs!!! Careful, dont bring that stuff in your living space, I am working for a large industrial machinery OEM and we have to specially label and burn all our crates, pallets, shipping items after they are used, especially by shipments coming in from overseas.</p><p>on of our warehouse workers took a large 10x10x25 ft shipping crate and used it as a chicken cube &gt;&gt;&gt; result, the chicken didnt last a week in it - alive :-((((</p><p>the project is great, however, THINK TWICE before you bring something in your living space where you dont know where it came form or what history it has !!!!!</p><p>BE AWARE !!!! dont do that !!! </p>
<p>All my pallets are HT or Heat Treated and not PT or Pressure treated with chemicals. I don't work with any pallets that are not HT stamped. There are multiple sites that explain this. <a href="http://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/" rel="nofollow">http://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/</a></p><p>Not all pallets have been treated with chemicals due to the fact that they transport food, clothing etc. </p>
A clear coat would be great too!
<p>This is a Most Excellent result for a first effort! Sturdiness counts first, appearance second. You did well on both! Congrats.</p>
<p>Wow, Thank you. Yeah, it is very sturdy not just because of the thickness of the legs but also it is due to the width of the pallet itself. I believe the pallet top is 42 ins. by 50 ins. </p>
<p>I like the color a lot. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!</p>
<p>Love it! </p>

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