Pallet Succulent Side Table

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Intro: Pallet Succulent Side Table

I somehow stumbled upon the idea for this project at <http://www.faroutflora.com/2011/06/04/diy-succulent-pallet-table/>.  Their result looked awesome, it didn't seem too difficult so I figured to give it a shot.  

I found the pallets on the street, took them apart to build the top.  As the wood was warped and cut in slightly different widths/depths it actually made the craftsmanship (or lack there of) significantly easier... things didn't have to be (couldn't be) exactly square, flush... and I think the end result actually looks better because of these imperfections.  

I made the table top in two parts-- the frame with the two outer most slats and then the middle section with the garden bed.  I reused the nails from the pallet in non-load baring areas and then used maybe $4 worth of screws.  

The legs were another street find (took them off an abandoned broken table), their pant is starting to flake off, but I couldn't be bothered to sand them down so I just decided to embrace them for what they are.  I think it looks pretty cool.  

I sanded it down to a certain extent but not enough to lose its "character", threw on some stain I had laying around, a couple layers of polyurethane and a trip to the local garden store later... voila.

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    gervy1

    4 years ago

    looks great

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    TrickahTreat

    4 years ago on Introduction

    ooh boy! You did a great job! I'd love to do this with cat grass growing out for my cats to nibble at. Brilliant, thank you for sharing.

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    ABDRULE

    4 years ago

    looks great this will also be added to my "to make" list. thanks for sharing.

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    milesduggan

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I think I might do this to my pub table, but instead of doing the full length, I'll just do a center piece! Great table btw!

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    crazyascarl

    6 years ago on Introduction

    It's Minwax Red Mahogany-- applied with a rag and quickly wiped off. I also had some Red Chestnut and English Chestnut kicking around that I tested on the underside... The Red Chestnut looked really nice as well- a bit lighter and more red (sort of like the front right corner). The English was darker and more brown (sort of like the front left). The Red Mahogany was a nice mix. I feel like the nature of pallet wood lends itself to uneven staining so just know that some areas are going to be lighter/darker than you were possibly going for.

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    chrisve83

    6 years ago on Introduction

    That Is Very Nicely Done, Putting That On My Making List. Thumbs Up