I have recently taken to reusing pallets to make tables and other what nots. This is my attempt at an instructable showing how I made a side table out of one of these pallets. Figured why not reuse this lumber and maybe keep another tree from getting cut down. All criticism and comments are welcomed and encouraged. Hopefully someone out there will enjoy this or give it a shot.
Step 1: Gather your Materials
First thing first gather up your materials. You'll need some
Nails (used from the disassembled pallet)
Step 2: Disassemble Pallet
First things first you'll need to find a way to disassemble the pallets. I just use a hammer and chisel to break through some of the nails on one of the top planks on the pallet then use the hammer and another piece of scrap wood and just hammered the rest of the planks off one at a time. Remember to try and salvage as much of the pallets as possible planks, and nails. Unfortunately I failed to take any pictures of this step , but I think that you should be able to make it ha ha
Step 3: Cut and Assemble Frame
Next you'll want to decide on the dimensions that you want for your table. Mine ended up being 29" x 18" and I believe 22" high.
I used a regular circular saw set at 45° angle to cut the corners. I decided to make one frame and then do some measurements and make another frame with the wider planks to go around the frame I had already made so that the top of the table could just rest inside the frame. I used wood glue as well as salvaged nails to hold the frame together.