Recycled Pallet Table Project, Written By: Robert Bridgman
If you’re like me you can’t stand to see anything go to waste: food leftovers, outgrown clothes, or wood scraps. That’s why I knew as soon as I saw it that this recycled pallet table project was perfect for me. Even in our high-tech times, the majority of goods are still shipped on simple wooden pallets. After one or two uses pallets go to the junk heap. So, making this table keeps pallets out of landfills. You can find pallets wherever retailers or businesses get goods in bulk. Choose pallets that have “HT” stamped on them; they are treated with heat, rather than chemicals, so are safer to use.
Materials You Will Need
- You will need one pallet 100 x 100cm and another pallet 120 x 100cm. Take the second pallet, the larger one, apart.
- For the top you need one 100 x 100 cm piece of tempered safety glass.
- You will also need four meters of timber 2 x 2.
- Plus, you’ll need 76 wood screws 5 x 60mm, and paint.
Here’s What to Do
From the pallet slats cut eight pieces 70 x 660mm for the legs. Why eight pieces? Because you are going to use two pieces for each leg. From the timber cut one piece 70 x 680mm for the frame and eight pieces 320mm at a 45-degree angle for braces. (By the way, if you don’t have a saw, many hardware stores will cut the wood for you for a small fee.)
Then, piece the table frame together, as you see in this picture:
Now screw the legs to the frame, like the pictures below show:
Then add the braces, like this:
Finally screw the legs and frame onto the 100 x 100cm pallet and turn it upright, as in this photo:
Sand the wood and paint it to go with your décor. Then top it with the glass and you’ve got a fabulous, fun table. With a success like this I’m ready to make pallet chairs—how about you?
Robert writes on behalf of Bridgman, suppliers of luxury furniture. He writes about all things home & garden, lifestyle and DIY. When not writing, Robert can be found travelling or studying Psychology. For updates you can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter.
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