How to Make a Coffee Table Out of Pallets
Pallets are readily available, inexpensive and a great material to upcycle and reuse for DIY home projects. They can be used to make many different kinds of furniture, including a rustic and stylish coffee table. Here’s how:
Step 1: Collect and Inspect the Pallets
Collect enough pallets to make the size and shape you want your coffee table to be. For example, two full-sized pallets can provide a large enough surface for a full sized coffee table. Make sure the pallets appear to be in good condition without holes or excessively worn wood.
Step 2: Prepare the Pallets
Once you have the pallets, you’ll need to prepare them for assembly. Remove all nails from the pallets and inspect the surface of the wood for any signs of pieces coming loose.
Step 3: Assemble the Base
Arrange the pallets into the desired shape for your coffee table. Secure the pallets together with nails or screws. Make sure to reinforce the connection with glue for extra stability.
Step 4: Finish and Stain the Table
Once assembled, you can now finish and stain the table to your desired look. Sand down the surfaces for a smoother feel and to prepare for staining. Apply the stain with a brush, cloth or sponge and leave to dry.
Step 5: Add a Protective Layer
Finalize the coffee table with a protective layer to protect it from dirt, moisture, and other elements. You can use a clear sealant, varnish, or wax to complete the job.
And there you have it — your own stylish pallet coffee table! Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labours and invite your friends to come and admire your hand-crafted piece.