Step 1: Materials
An old pallet
Large ceramic tile
Small furniture slides or floor protectors
Clear satin wood finish
Step 2: Disassemble and Cut
Cut your side, top and bottom boards to 21". Cut the remnants of your side boards to 12" for the ends of the crate. Cut four more pieces at 11" and four pieces at 13 1/2".
Step 3: Assemble
Align three of the 12" end boards and glue and nail two 11" boards across them, flush with each end. Do the same with the other three end boards.
Top and Bottom
Align your bottom boards and glue and nail two 13 1/2" boards across them, flush with each end. Align the top boards and glue and nail the final two 13 1/2" boards across them, inset about 1/2".
Glue and nail the side boards on to the crate ends and then glue and nail the bottom on so you have a crate. Attach the top with the hinges.
Step 4: Stencil and Clear Coat
When the paint is dry, apply several layers of clear coat with a light sanding between coats. Be sure to use a satin or flat clear coat. Gloss or semi-gloss would not suit this project.
Nail your furniture slides on to the end of the crate that you want to be the bottom of your table.
Step 5: Top and Door Catch
Attach the magnetic door catch to the inside of the crate and the metal plate to the inside of the door and you are done.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I think a larger version of this, laid flat, with a glass top would make a pretty cool coffee table as well.