Introduction: Outdoor Pallet Table in 15 Minutes

When I say "15 minutes" I mean 15 minutes. The hardest part is definitely acquiring a good pallet with closely fit boards. But once you've laid your hands on one, the project is a breeze!

A note on choosing a pallet: make sure you are using a pallet that is safe. Some pallets have been treated with chemicals that have since been banned in certain countries. Check out this Instructable for more information: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-determine-if-a-wood-pallet-is-safe-for-use/

What You'll Need:

  • Pallet
  • 8 foot 4"x4"
  • Polyurethane
  • Some outdoor screws
  • Miter saw and Drill

Step 1: Cut Four 18" Legs

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Cut four 18" segments out of the 4"x4". I wanted this table to be low to ground so people can sit on it or rest their legs on it. If you want a standing table, then adjust the length of the legs accordingly.

Step 2: Attach the Legs

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Flip the pallet upside down and place an 18" 4"x4" in each corner. Screw at least two 2 1/2" screws through the 2"x4" into each 4"x4" legs. Make sure that you are using outdoor screws otherwise they will rust off.

Step 3: Seal the Deal

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I used some left over polyurethane to seal the table. It wasn't technically outdoor polyurethane, but it should do the trick. I really like the way that the polyurethane brought out the different colors in the wood! I hope you enjoyed and are a little bit more inspired to go make something awesome! Thanks for stopping by :D

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