After wanting to create a pallet "something"... I decided I wanted to make a rustic looking coffee/side table.
Unfortunately, as this being my first instructable, I don't normally take too many photos of projects in the making. (But will do for the future projects)
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Step 1: The Top
So... To create the top, I stripped the pallets of their precious wood :-/ what fun that is!
Used my chop saw to make about 35x 450mm lengths.
I then stacked every 3 or 4 pieces of pallet wood & used 4x 4" wood screws. Then another 3 or 4 pieces, then 4x more wood screws. Etc ... Etc ... You get the picture.
Paying attention to keep one side fairly flat (the top surface).
Step 2: Planing the Surface
Plane the surface of the table. This should help make abit more flat and also give a rustic look, if not done to perfectly.
Also plane around the 4 edges at a 45degree
This will also open the pores of the wood to accept a nice stain of your choice and oil to seal it.
Step 3: The Base
So for the base, I simply used a bit of left over railway sleeper. And for the legs, I morticed 2x small lengths of 4"x2" and simply screwed them together.
Step 4: Stain
So, after screwing the TOP to the BASE, your now ready to stain your table (possibly not using your Girlfriends Food Basting Brush to do so :-0 But did find it worked, as no paint brushes were to be seen.
Follow this with an Oil protection and rub in with an old rag.
Step 5: Job Done
Enjoy your new table with a lovely cold piñata st€//@