Modern Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table (Pallet/Skid Table)





Introduction: Modern Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table (Pallet/Skid Table)

Got the idea from instructable member keremulu ( but I didn't really like his use of castor wheels because to me they took away from the "old and new" look I wanted. So instead I went with a simple steel "C" shape as legs; and I must say it looks really good. 

All you'll need to make your own is a wood pallet (skid), and two 48inch long, 1 1/2 wide, (1/8th inch thick) steel flat rod from Home Depot, some screws and glue; and of course the know how to put it all together. 

This project took about a total of 2 days to compete and I still have to paint the legs, and varnish the table (with the weather getting colder those things are probably not going to happen till next spring/summer). All in all this table proved to be well worth the time and effort I put in and it really adds to my gaming room. 

If you want to build your own, I'd refer you to keremulu's excellent instructable (see link above) as thats what I did, and mine turned out pretty good.



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    i like the idea of the steel legs with the wood. looks great

    This would look also super cool if you used the torch to slightly burn the grain of the wood. I plan on making a very similar set of pallet style tables and shelves for my garage. I will try to incorporate your bent metal leg technique into the project. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    You are extremely kind to refer to my project as an inspiration to yours, congratulations with this terrific piece of furniture!

    I'm also very fond of wood used together with wrought iron. In fact, I had seen some tables at a local Starbucks shop which had crude yet simple frames of L section steel and table tops of reclaimed wood. Yours remind me a little bit of those.

    I'm also impressed that you have an oxyacetylene torch in your garage, I worked a lot with iron myself, but since I didn't have a furnace or torch, the hammering was quite difficult.

    The table looks very solid and robust all in all, congratulations...

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    Thanks! I must admit though, all those tools are not mine. When ever I build, I ask a friend of mine if I can borrow his wood shop. The only thing he asks for in return is plans to build his own, so I gave him your ible link.

    Thanks again for your kind words.

    i like the idea of the steel legs with the wood. looks great