Pallet Coffee Table

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Introduction: Pallet Coffee Table

About: I love to design and build solutions to problems. I also love talking with people about life, people, and business. I see a need for children to be better educated then the current US systems is attempting. ...

Here is a quick and easy coffee table that I made in less than 30mins. The whole table is made of pallets, keeping the cost at $0. Who doesn't love free! The  top of the table is a pallet that was in good shape. The legs of the table are oak 2x4's that were taken from another pallet that was tore apart and the supports are slates that were taken from another pallet. At first, the legs were cut to 18 inches but that seemed to be to tall for a coffee table. To fix that problem I cut the legs down to 16 inches and it looks and feels a lot better. I left it unfinished to save time and money, and i kinda like the natural look. 

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    cdog557
    cdog557

    6 years ago

    I made one and I painted it black on then when it dried I put wacks where I wanted it on It and then I sanded were the wacks was.

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    verybluesky
    verybluesky

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice design. Breaks away from the other coffee tables, they are starting to look the same.

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    wenlock124
    wenlock124

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made one too. Try layering on linseed oil over a couple of weeks. It really brings out the grain and looks fantastic.

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    elo_sud
    elo_sud

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Gracias. ¡Tu idea es grandiosa! Tengo material en casa. Lo hare.

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    Strombergundy

    I would be tempted to fill in those gaps with extra wood. You don't want anyone dropping a glass of wine through there!

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    Cory_Z
    Cory_Z

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I thought about that but I kinda liked the look of the pallet so I left it. So far so good. Maybe one of these days I will get a piece of glass to put on top of it to take care of that problem.

    Nice build and good first 'ible. I live about a half a mile from a pallet yard and have built similar small tables for camping, they usually end up firewood before the weekend is finished though.

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    Cory_Z
    Cory_Z

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    That's a great idea! Keeps your stuff out of the mud and makes a great fire. More uses the better.

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    8 years ago on Introduction

    this would make a great outdoor table as well ! Thanks for the idea ...

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    Cory_Z
    Cory_Z

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, nope. The legs are screwed to the pallet and the supports are hammer on. I'm sure if you wanted, you could use all nails.