Check out this table. I'll apologize in advance for the stock photos and the ms paint drawings. I didn't take the time to capture the build step by step like I should have. Also, I'm quite the amateur when it comes to wood working. I have a hard time putting my actions into words. I just do it--like Nike....
Step 1: Get some pallets
I used two pallets--buy them, loot them, find them...haha
Step 2: Rip pallets apart...carefully
Step 3: Figure out what you want to do with your wood...
I began by determining how tall and wide I wanted the final product to be. I wanted to leave a slight overhang along the sides so I made the main frame a couple of inches shorter in length and width.
Step 4: Frame it up
I chose to build a frame first so the planks would have some structure to follow. I used a "t" frame so that I could attach necessary secondary braces. The diagram speaks for it's self, really. I used the thicker supporting 2x4s (or similar) for the outer frame and the inner frame. After forming the rectangle and "t" I added a thinner strip to each side of the middle brace so I would have more surface area to attach the top planks.
Step 5: Cut the planks on a 45
Cutting on a 45° can be tricky. I messed A LOT of good wood trying to cut the top planks for this piece. I really can't offer advice on cutting. It was a miracle that I cut enough decent pieces for this table. The diagram for this step is completely wrong-and I apologize.