Introduction: Multifunction Coffe Table With Storage, Slide Out and Lift. Build From Euro Pallets

This coffee table was Born while we were searching all  over for a new table for our living room. Nothing fits in form and function. So we build our own.

Made of 2 europallets. Movable on 4 heavy duty castors.

The highlight is the huge storage space inside the table and the lift and the slide  mechanism.

On the outside, the table has many small compartments for storage.

Inside is a huge storage room for games, craft, other things.  You even can accommodate 3 tool boxes and stowed invisible.

To open one side of the table it can be easily pushed to the side to slide it out. capacitiy in the extened state is 60kg! If the table is closed you can load more than 600kg.

Here you  can now work or play. Now you also have access to the stowed stuff inside the table.

The other side can be easily lifted up  with 2 fingers due to a hoisting mechanism supported by two gas springs.

Half of the table now moves beyond 17 cm over the edge to the side and lifts up about  20 cm. Perfect height dining table in the living room for the couch.

All decoration or everyday objects can remain on the table.

This Coffee table is now one of the challenger in the Woodworker Contest. Would be nice if you vote for me if you like that table.


You Need:


Cordless Screwdriver
chop saw
Remove pliers or angle grinder for nails
Optional: Drill with 3-4 mm drill bit for pre-drilling before screwing . Depending on how dry or brittle wood is .


2 pallets
and also some boards with the same thickness as the boards of the pallet .
I recommend this because you have the better surface for the table top.

or you need at least 3 pallets and you used the wood of the third range .

2 heavy- duty slides
for the sliding mechanism. Heavy duty is recomended so you can put weight on it while it is extended . With normal drawers extracts there is a danger that if someone is put some weight on it when the plate is extended , this will break .

A lifting mechanism.
I took the Tavoflex from Häfele . Is similar to the one from  woodworkers . Look in the comments.
DIY is also possible. Look my other table.

Many screws

4 heavy duty castors


Remove the red marked boards from pallet number one.

Cut the cross running board at the red lines.

Close the bottom of pallet one with some wooden boards that are left or buy some new wooden boards to close the bottom.

Now you have something like a wooden box. Just the 2 open compartments on each side.

Close this 8 compartments with some small wooden boards.

Put 4 wheels on the four corners.  Pallet number one is finished so far.


Disassemble pallet number two.

We need 2 smal assys consisting of Number 4, 5, 6 and 9. (see attached Pic in the overview)

This two assys are screwed on pallet number one.

From part 10 (2 each) and 1 (2 each) we build aframe similar to the shape it got before disassemble the pallet.

Now we screw this frame to the top of our construct.
Woodworking Contest

Participated in the
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