Introduction: Pallet Table
This instructable will show you how you can make a table out of old pallets
First you need to get pallets
Next gather up supplies
Tear down the pallets so you have individual boards. Don't get to aggressive or you will split the boards Before they come off
Lay you boards out so you know the pattern you want the table to be and cut them to fit
***i also added a picture of another table I made showin the pattern on it so you can get different ideas
Then cut the bottom side frame boards of the table and I found it is easier to sand these down while they are still apart( sand with rough grit, then fine grit, then extra fine fine grit) after cuttin and sanding them, screw them together and start puttin the table pieces on there. I put other pieces of pallet underside of the table to eliminate screws on the top side of the table. You could also spend a little more money and cut a piece of plywood and put the pallet boards on top of that but I didn't want to spend the extra money. once you have the table screwed together it is time to sand the pallet boards down. Top,bottom, and sides (rough, fine, extra fine grit) make sure it is smooth all over and you can rub you hand everywhere and not get splinters
***when puttin in screws, drill a pilot hole first to avoid splitting wood
*** rough grit=60 grit
Fine grit =120 grit
Extra fine=220 grit
Now it's time to install legs for the table. First, figure out how high you want it. In this case the lady wanted the table a little taller than her counters so I made it a little more than 3 foot tall. Then cut the legs, put it supports on the bottom to add stability. And finally make sure it is level and doesn't wobble. If it wobbles find the legs that are to long and make small cuts on them to even them out.( the cuts might only be 1/8 and inch being cut) I found it's easier to sand the leg pieces individually to before assembling them
Now that the table is assembled and sanded down its time for stain! I choose a light color stain to match the persons counter tops. Put a coat of stain on the whole table make sure you don't put to much or it will make run marks. And then let dry. After it has dried you can sand it down with some 320 grit sand paper and put on a second coat( each time you add a coat it makes the color a little darker and richer looking) once you finish staining the table is complete! Have fun! Vote for contest!
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