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Pallet coffee table | How to make a coffee table out of old wood pallets

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Hello again folks!

Today I will show you how I built a small coffee table out of old pallets.

Materials used:

- pallet

- 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!

 
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Step 1: Lay out your design

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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

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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.

spearenma3 months ago

was it 2x4s u used fort the legs

DIY Dave1 year ago
good job, best looking piece of pallet furniture I've seen. I built a table from pallets once but left it rough since it was for my garage
SlavicFMJ (author)  DIY Dave1 year ago

Thanks!

great ible simple and functional. I think the word you were looking for was screws instead of crews
SlavicFMJ (author)  Ageless Kronos1 year ago

yes, screws. Sorry, English is not my first language.

no problem