Introduction: My Pallet Coffee Table

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Chevron pattern pallet coffee table.

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I started out with a 2' x 4' piece of 3/4" plywood. I found the center of that plywood, lengthwise, and glued and brad nailed a 1/2" x 1/2" stick down the center to break the chevron pattern.

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I then ripped the pallet boards to the same width, and mitered 45 degree cuts to one end. I laid out the pallet boards to mix up the colors, glued and nailed them to the plywood, and trimmed the excess.

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Then I wrapped it with 3/4" binding, with mitered corners, to hide the ugly edge.

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Legs were mitered to a 10 degree angle on both ends, skirting was cut to fit, and pocket hole screwed everything down. *Note, I attached the legs and skirting before staining, this being my first attempt. From now on, I will be staining legs and skirting prior to screwing them in place to keep things as neat as possible.

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Now that everything is tight, I painted three coats of polyurethane over the top and edges.

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And BINGO! Just like that, you have a table.


Brandonxbaker (author)2015-11-30

Awesome table. I think I'm going to try this, but instead of the banded edging, I'll create a decorative edging with the router. That way, it's still the pallet pieces you're seeing as the edge, but much much cleaner ?

KARIB10 (author)2015-11-27

This IS beautiful! My husband wants to make this too. I love it.

SophiesFoodieFiles (author)2015-11-24

A fabulous beautiful created cool table! :) Waw!

szaragoza113 (author)2015-11-23

Wow!!!! Absolutely gorgeous... I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice. That last pic was the home run!!!

m8rris (author)2015-11-21


ClenseYourPallet (author)2015-11-21

I really like your design!! Great work

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-11-21

Great looking table

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