Introduction: Palletwood Table
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While i was building the Table i didn't think of making an Instructable out of it.
So i don't have original pictures of every step. Luckily i made some Pictures while building it.
I tried to redo the steps, i didn't had pictures from, to give you an idea how i made it.
Step 1: Surface to Start With
I started by taking an old cabinet door, which i had laying around.
You could use any other sheets of wood or even other pallet wood.
I choose this one, because it had just the right size i needed.
It is used as a surface to mount the pallet boards onto.
Step 2: Make 45° Cuts on One Side and Layout Your Boards
It is helpful to mark a middle line on your underground, to align the boards.
Step 3: Glue and Nail the Boards
When i was satisfied with the arrangement of the boards, i glued and nailed them to the supporting sheet .
Step 4: Cut Off Overhang
While the glue still was drying, i cut the overhang with a Jigsaw.
Step 5: Add Surrounding Strips
To get a perfect 90° angle and a plane surface to glue the strips onto, i set up a fence and used a router to trim the excess.
I cut strips from the pallet wood. Then i glued and nailed them to the tabletop. Both strips on the long sides were just glued and clamped, no nails necessary.
Step 6: Add Frame for Leg Support
I used the same Strips i took for the surrounding to add a supporting frame for the legs. These were also glued and nailed.
Step 7: Build Legs
For the legs i used a tree that came down while a storm. I removed the barn and started cutting it in half with a saber saw. Then i cut it to quarters on the bandsaw.
Step 8: Attatch the Legs
I started drilling and chiseling away the supporting panel to get a bit more depth and stability. Then i added glue to the holes, inserted the legs and made sure they were square to the table. Once that was done, i used shims to get the legs pressed against the framing. Then i predrilled 2 holes in each leg and screwed them into the supporting frame.
Step 9: Sanding and Protecting the Wood
Once the whole table was put together, i sanded everything down to 240 grid.
To protect the wood, i used some oil based finish. i wiped on a thick coat, let it soak for about 30 minutes and wiped off the excess.
Afterwards, i think i should have attached the legs in a way, i could remove them. This would be handy for storing or moving it.
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