So after being a reader of instructables for some time I decided to try my hand at making a small outdoor table for my kids using a couple of pallets we had available.  As you can see it wasn't anything complicated, I used the 2x4's for the frame and legs then cut down the top pieces of the pallet to make the table top.

Step 1: Using envirotex

After making the table a couple of friends, not to mentioned a number of posts, said using pallets might not be safe because of possible chemical exposure.  Since I had already made the table and I didn't really want to throw it out I decided to cover it with a bar top epoxy, Envirtotex that is readily available at Menards.  I bought the small package of envirotex mixed it up as directed and poured it all over the wood thinking it would be thick and harden pretty fast and not run through the cracks.  I was wrong, a large amount of it fell through the cracks and onto the newspaper below, I barely got a skim coat on the top of the table.
We learn more from our mistakes than anything else in life. As a matter of fact, by sharing this information we learn to avoid some mistakes too. Don't worry, we all have made our good share of mistakes. Next time, use wood filler to seal the cracks and sand the surface of your table. Wear a dust mask and use a powered sander to save time. You could have sealed the table with a wood finish, like oil based polyurethane or water based acrylic. You will achieve better results. Thank you for posting.
It does look pretty cool!

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