How to Turn a Pallet into a Coffee Table
DIY projects are great for the home and can save you money. Turning a pallet into a coffee table is not only easy, but a budget friendly way to upcycle. All you need is a suitable pallet, a few tools and some creativity to make your own coffee table.
Things You Will Need:
- Measuring tape.
- Stain or Paint.
- Protective finish.
Step 1: Find the Pallet
Finding the right pallet can be the biggest challenge. It needs to be the right size and strong enough to make a sturdy table. Check local websites for free pallets in your area and make sure it is free of mold or rot before you take it.
Step 2: Measure and Cut the Pallet
Using your measuring tape, see how large you want your table to be. Measure the size of your top and cut the correct sections of the pallet. If you need additional support you can use scrap wood or additional pallets.
Step 3: Sand and Stain or Paint
Once you have the right shape, it’s time to bring the beauty out of the pallet. Use sandpaper and remove any sharp edges or splinters. Once finished, start staining or painting the table and adding detailing where needed.
Step 4: Add Protective Finish
Paint and stain alone do not protect against the elements, so using a sealant or protective finish will add longevity to your pallet coffee table. This will help protect the surface and prevent it from scratches and fading.
Step 5: Enjoy Your DIY Coffee Table!
Now that your pallet coffee table is complete it’s time to enjoy it! This DIY project can turn your living room or patio into a cool and rustic space.