Picture of Pallet End Table from Reused Wood
This Instructable is for a neat looking little end table. The plus side about this end table is that it is made from reused lumber from a shipping pallet and I also reused the nails I pulled out of the pallet as well. So in the long run it would save a tree from potentially being cut down to replace the lumber that was bought to make the table, all just by reusing what you already have. 

Step 1: Gather Supplies/Disassemble The Pallet

Picture of Gather Supplies/Disassemble The Pallet
First thing is first find a pallet in decent shape and take it apart. There are many different ways to go about doing this, I'm sure a quick search here on instructables might pull up some ways. I just used a hammer and a small metal claw to get the slats pried up a little and then pulled them off. While doing this I tried to make sure that I didn't bend the nails too much so that I could reuse them as well.

  • Pallet
  • Hammer
  • claw/crobar
  • Circular saw
  • safety glasses
  • sand paper
mframe41 year ago

Nice job! At first I didn't like the spaces at the ends...But when you explained it, they grew on me!

SirPhobos15 (author)  mframe41 year ago

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to check this out and thanks for the kind words.

KingCabbage2 years ago
Can't wait to try this! I'm taking a pallet apart and as soon as I have all the pieces I'll start.
SirPhobos15 (author)  KingCabbage2 years ago
Thanks for checking this out and feel free post a picture if you get one done I would love to check it out.
naturalsam2 years ago
Very nice re-use of pallet wood and nails. Wonder if it will start to wobble over time as the nails get loose? I find myself using screws or nuts and bolts with things that take abuse like chairs and coffee tables.
SirPhobos15 (author)  naturalsam2 years ago
It may over time, it's not getting heavy use at the moment so it's ok. Screws and definitely bolts are best for making pieces such as this sturdy. Thanks for the view and the comments.
mortagaz2 years ago
What stain would you use to protect it outside for a few years?
SirPhobos15 (author)  mortagaz2 years ago
Whatever stain color you'd like, I think the clear coat you put on afterwards will be what really does the protecting of it from the weather. I have yet to stain this piece but if I do I will post an update to it. I usually use Cabot stains for when I do stain stuff though.Thanks for checking this out by the way.
mayala62 years ago
Very nice look. My wife and I are always looking for that old vintage look in our furniture. This is awesome!
SirPhobos15 (author)  mayala62 years ago
Thanks mayala6 this was actually one of my first tables I built. I also like the vintage look to it. Thanks again for checking this out and taking the time to comment.
upcycled.be2 years ago
Very nice. And good explanatory pics. I'll try it myself one day.
SirPhobos15 (author)  upcycled.be2 years ago
Thanks for checking it out. I really appreciate the comment. If you make one feel free to share , would love to see. Thanks again
Nice design! I like that there are like handles on the sides to move it around :)
SirPhobos15 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you Penolopy. I like the simplicity of it and Thanks for taking the time to comment.