Introduction: Pallet Succulent Side Table

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I somehow stumbled upon the idea for this project at <http://www.faroutflora.com/2011/06/04/diy-succulent-pallet-table/>.  Their result looked awesome, it didn't seem too difficult so I figured to give it a shot.  

I found the pallets on the street, took them apart to build the top.  As the wood was warped and cut in slightly different widths/depths it actually made the craftsmanship (or lack there of) significantly easier... things didn't have to be (couldn't be) exactly square, flush... and I think the end result actually looks better because of these imperfections.  

I made the table top in two parts-- the frame with the two outer most slats and then the middle section with the garden bed.  I reused the nails from the pallet in non-load baring areas and then used maybe $4 worth of screws.  

The legs were another street find (took them off an abandoned broken table), their pant is starting to flake off, but I couldn't be bothered to sand them down so I just decided to embrace them for what they are.  I think it looks pretty cool.  

I sanded it down to a certain extent but not enough to lose its "character", threw on some stain I had laying around, a couple layers of polyurethane and a trip to the local garden store later... voila.

Comments

StacyJayT (author)2015-05-19

Love it! Are these plants that just need a mist?

terrence2238 (author)2014-12-19

Very nice

gervy1 (author)2014-08-13

looks great

TrickahTreat (author)2014-07-27

ooh boy! You did a great job! I'd love to do this with cat grass growing out for my cats to nibble at. Brilliant, thank you for sharing.

diy_bloke (author)2014-05-20

looks great

c_spiegel (author)2014-03-31

what do you do about the water drainage?

CrasheDNBurnT (author)2014-02-03

Very very very cool

ABDRULE (author)2014-01-05

looks great this will also be added to my "to make" list. thanks for sharing.

milesduggan (author)2012-12-12

I think I might do this to my pub table, but instead of doing the full length, I'll just do a center piece! Great table btw!

crazyascarl (author)2012-04-18

It's Minwax Red Mahogany-- applied with a rag and quickly wiped off. I also had some Red Chestnut and English Chestnut kicking around that I tested on the underside... The Red Chestnut looked really nice as well- a bit lighter and more red (sort of like the front right corner). The English was darker and more brown (sort of like the front left). The Red Mahogany was a nice mix. I feel like the nature of pallet wood lends itself to uneven staining so just know that some areas are going to be lighter/darker than you were possibly going for.

scubahsteve69 (author)2012-04-17

What is the color of that stain? I'd like to get near the same kind.

bajablue (author)2012-04-13

Beautiful work!

chrisve83 (author)2012-04-13

That Is Very Nicely Done, Putting That On My Making List. Thumbs Up

Jason Bedard (author)2012-04-13

This caught my eye instantly. Great work.

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-13

That is gorgeous! Love the color of the stain.

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