Outdoor Pallet Table in 15 Minutes

Introduction: Outdoor Pallet Table in 15 Minutes

About: My sister and I like to make things! And even more than making things, we like to share our creations! We want to create beautiful and compelling content that really helps people to get what they need!

When I say "15 minutes" I mean 15 minutes. The hardest part is definitely acquiring a good pallet with closely fit boards. But once you've laid your hands on one, the project is a breeze!

A note on choosing a pallet: make sure you are using a pallet that is safe. Some pallets have been treated with chemicals that have since been banned in certain countries. Check out this Instructable for more information: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-determine-if-a-wood-pallet-is-safe-for-use/

What You'll Need:

  • Pallet
  • 8 foot 4"x4"
  • Polyurethane
  • Some outdoor screws
  • Miter saw and Drill

Step 1: Cut Four 18" Legs

Cut four 18" segments out of the 4"x4". I wanted this table to be low to ground so people can sit on it or rest their legs on it. If you want a standing table, then adjust the length of the legs accordingly.

Step 2: Attach the Legs

Flip the pallet upside down and place an 18" 4"x4" in each corner. Screw at least two 2 1/2" screws through the 2"x4" into each 4"x4" legs. Make sure that you are using outdoor screws otherwise they will rust off.

Step 3: Seal the Deal

I used some left over polyurethane to seal the table. It wasn't technically outdoor polyurethane, but it should do the trick. I really like the way that the polyurethane brought out the different colors in the wood! I hope you enjoyed and are a little bit more inspired to go make something awesome! Thanks for stopping by :D

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