This table is a cool way to reuse some wooden pallets.
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Step 1: Obtain Pallets
Find 4-6 wooden pallets that have been weathered slightly. make sure that most of the wooden boards are not broken so they can be used later.
Step 2: Salvage the Pallets
take apart the pallets to salvage the boards. keep the good ones and toss the bad ones (thats why you want more rather than less).
Step 3: Aline the Wooden 1 by 6's
put the 1*6's in a line so that 1 inch sides are touching the next one.
Step 4: Connect the Boards
lay the 2 by 4s perpendicular on the 1 by 6s. this you will need to screw together with screws.
Step 5: Cut Your Table Into a Hexagon.
find the midpoints on 2 opposite ends of the table. Then from those point go at a 60 degree angle either way. this will create a 60 degree interior angle on 6 corners.
Step 6: Cut Out the Perimeter
take 6, 2 by 4s and cut each end at a 60 degree angle so that it can create the perimeter. connectand pocket screw these 6 sides around the table.
Step 7: Sand Down the Table Top
use a orbital, mouse, or belt sander with 60 grit to sand down the top of your table. when smooth increase grit to 120 and continue to sand until smooth.
Step 8: Cut Legs
get 3, 2 by 4s that are 36 inches long and cut them in half. this way you will have 6 legs that are 18 inches each.
Step 9: Stain Table
use preferred stain to stain the legs and table top to darkness that you would like.
Step 10: Attach Legs
use 3-4 screws and pocket screw the legs onto the perimeter
now your table is complete
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