How to Make a Pallet Wood Table

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I finally created my quirky junk styled pallet wood coffee table I planned for a year or so.

The cost? Absolutely free. It's original and handmade from scratch. It is the PERFECT size for our room, and I couldn't be more pleased. Here's how I did it!

Real woodworkers, please look away. :) This one is RUSTIClicious!

The Build

I found this pallet at a workplace and had great intentions on leaving it as a pallet. But ... I didn't love the shape. So I ripped it apart.

Luckily this pallet had straight nails, so it came apart with a crowbar and hammer in only a few minutes. Bonus!

After all the nails were removed, each board got a really good sanding.

Here's how I put it together. Just imagine the boards to the left and right cut to size and slipped into place. So simple!

Then all the boards got screwed together while the table sat upside down. The masking tape guideline indicated where the 2 x 4 was located so I could screw in all the boards to it. Cool trick, huh?

All the joins went together with screws, complete with predrilled holes.

Predrilling makes installation so much easier and also reduces the chance of splitting the wood.

And now the fun part! Let's junk it up!

The Reveal

The support beams underneath just looked too ... bare. I think this looks much better. :)

I like!

I even made a cute little checkerboard tray! More on that soon on my blog.

Finished dimensions:

Legs 18" high

Top 36" x 48"

All the rest was cut to fit.

So fun! I love this quirky junky little coffee table, and the best part of all?

It was free and is so very very me.

Are you a reclaimed lumber fanatic as well? What's your favourite build so far with it?

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