Hello again folks!
Today I will show you how I built a small coffee table out of old pallets.
- a handful of wood screws
- wood stain
- clear coat finish
- and a few hours of your time
I hope you guys enjoy this small project and feel free to comment and give suggestions!
Step 1: Lay out your design
First I broke up a few of those pallets that I got from Wal-Mart for free! I love FREE stuff! Even if I don't need it. hehe
Then I took the better looking pieces and laid them out in a way that the old holes would be off. Then took a saw to it and eyeballed the length and width of my soon to be table.
I wanted a small coffee table, because my college house here is pretty small and I needed something to hold my food and a drink while not taking up a lot of space.
Step 2: Table top
So for a table top I got the right dimensions cut out and used an electric sander to smooth out the surface.
Then I took two 2x4 from the same pallet and used them as a base where I would next attach 4 legs.
I drilled holes in the top and put two screws in each boards all the way through into the base 2x4s.
Also smoothed out all sharp edges with a hand sander.
Tip: use drill to make holes before your put crews in, that will keep your pallet wood from splitting in all directions.