Pallet Dining Table

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Introduction: Pallet Dining Table

About: 26 year old plumber from melbourne, Australia - nextgenplumbing -

102 year old floor boards, recycled floor joists to make this beautiful piece

Step 1: The Main Structure

to start off the pallet dining table i got two pallets together and almost stripped them of timber. i then pushed them together and used other scrap pallet timber to screw them together to make it as strong as i could.

Step 2: The Legs

once the two pallets were screwed together i then cut four legs. i screwed these to the inside corners of the table. later in the build i decided to add another leg to make the legs a bit bulkier.

Step 3: Setting Up the Table Top

in these photos i start to lay ontop the recycled timber to see how the layout would look. i started at one end and with my table saw and drop saw i cleaned up the flooring to fit together better as some of the flooring were a bit battered.

Step 4: Bracing the Bottom

once i had cleaned the timber edges up i put some liquid nails down (Australian builders glue)
and then had nailed each board down.
i then flipped the table over. i cut aome 20mm thick board into strips and then glued and screwed them down. this was for extra support of the floor boards. i then used the pallet baords to cover the underside to make it look a bit more appealing.

Step 5: Beginning the Staining

this step is when the staining starts. i stained the table the first time. but once it was done i realized that all the boards were not 100% ever/flush with each other and decided to go over it with an electric belt sander. this took ages. but got there in the end.

Step 6: Staining Continued

i stained the table again and then added a strip of 40mm x 19mm timber around the outside as a boarder. i then decided i didnt like the timber stain and started to sand it back. i didnt sand it all the way back and this left some traces of stain on. but when i stained the new stain on it made a look that i was very pleased about so i made this as the final finished.

after removing all sawdust from the table and used an poxy resin which once dry gives the table a glass finish.

Step 7: The Final Project

now its all done! hope you enjoyed my project. check out my others

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    21 Discussions

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    GrantF27
    GrantF27

    3 years ago

    What size are the legs?

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    weismonger4
    weismonger4

    4 years ago

    Stunning! I would like a table in which I can remove just the top so I can move it myself. The top should fit over the frame. I think I can modify your design. I am female and older and so if I have to move it myself, it would be easier if I could remove the top. Thank, just gorgeous.

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    Mpwilliams007
    Mpwilliams007

    4 years ago

    Do you have a list of materials used

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    RussellM25
    RussellM25

    4 years ago

    This is awesome, and I'm inspired to make my own. :D

    One question, how did you attach the border?

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 4 years ago

    with liquid nails (glue) and also some small nails.

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    VORTA5
    VORTA5

    4 years ago

    What stains did you use?

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 4 years ago

    i think it was black japan and jarrah. the black japan to give some dark highlights and the rest was jarrah

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    VORTA5
    VORTA5

    Reply 4 years ago

    very beautiful colors

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    VORTA5
    VORTA5

    Reply 4 years ago

    do you think if they are done all with pallets it would look the same (tabletop)?

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 4 years ago

    yeh i think so. will just need to make sure all pallets are same thickeness and are straight. just will take a bit of trial and error getting the stain right

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    Ctopherc
    Ctopherc

    5 years ago

    THat table looks amazing! What kind of epoxy did you use?

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 4 years ago

    just a brand from my local hardware store in australia. ( bunnings) they only have one type but cant remember the brand, sorry

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    WLMAviation
    WLMAviation

    4 years ago

    Beautiful work, well done and thank you for sharing !

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    Łukasz
    Łukasz

    5 years ago

    Wow that looks absolutely beautiful,

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 5 years ago

    thankyou :)

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 5 years ago

    its very sturdy....and heavy. you can stand on it no worries. i used alot of pallets underneath to help brace it

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    mskogly
    mskogly

    5 years ago

    What did you use for staining?

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    m8rris
    m8rris

    Reply 5 years ago

    i used a black japan stain then sanded it almost back and thrn applied a jarrah stain to achieve thame effect i got

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    victorg6546
    victorg6546

    5 years ago

    Is the whole table flush? In some of the shots it seemed like some of the boards were sticking up, but then they looked all flat when the resin was set.