Apologies for taking so long to put these up. But adventures in pallet construction continue.
While the pallet sofa awaits the cushions to be upholstered I thought I'd share my coffee table.
Tried to push myself a little bit and move on from just utilitarian design to something a little bit different, even though this took a bit more thought and effort.
Was really inspired by dan440ss "Stellar-X Table" (link:http://www.instructables.com/id/Stellar-X-Pallet-Table/) and was wondering if I could make something more refined for indoor use. I also got looking at Parquet floor designs and then started to sketch out some things on my gas bill and this is what came of it!
I really like the 2 tone effect on the wood, and especially like that it doesn't really look like a pallet. Here's how it was done!
P.S... I entered this into the workshop contest to win honour. Please vote if you enjoyed it!
Step 1: Design
This is where it all began... sitting over coffee one morning with heaviness and lament in my heart for no-where whereupon to place said coffee that befitted it's status in my morning ritual.
I wanted to give the effect of interlocking pieces of wood emphasised by a difference in wood stain. It evolved a little as I went along but largely came out the same. You could be as imaginative as you like with this, but I wanted a square table and thought this would make it pretty interesting and about the right size given the pallet I had in my yard. Play around and measure up the space you have.
The pencil sketch was a slight improvement on the original Biro drawing on my bills I measured the pallet I had and downsized the design a touch.