Introduction: Unique Pallet Table for Boys Room
Four post top balls
Four caster wheels
Black and white printed pictures on standard copy paper
Paint, clear coat, and ambition!
3/8 drill bit
I began this project with a mini pallet from a scrap pile. I saw the pallet with a solid top and also saw POTENTIAL! I brought it home and sanded it off and on until an idea presented itself.
Step 1: Baseballs
Post top balls were readily available at Lowes. They are generally a little rough, so I sanded them by hand. I then painted the ball shape to resemble a baseball, and the post top portion black.
I sanded the pallet with various grits of sandpaper, using a handheld sander.
I printed baseball themed pictures that I found online, including one of the Babe, and randomly glued them onto the pallet using Modge Podge. I also covered the tops of the prints with Modge Podge to eliminate the possibility of the clear coat messing up the paper.
Step 2: Assembly
I put four coats of Minwax on the top of the pallet to get a smooth surface, as kids can be rough on tables and furniture.
I painted the dividers on the pallet with black paint and used regular wood screws to attach the balls. For stability, I attached each ball using four screws on each corner of the post portion. The casters were a bit tricky as I had already painted the balls and clear coated them. I flipped the table upside down and drilled holes the size of the caster bolts, partially filled those holes with construction adhesive, inserted the casters and let dry for a day.
Step 3: Finished Product
Swing hard, run fast, turn left! My son loves the finished product, and so do I. Total investment was the cost of the post top balls. I typically have paint and clear coat, since I see potential in almost everything. The casters were some I had taken off of a mechanic's seat that fell apart a few years before and were in a bucket of junk in our shed.