A DIY Pallet Table

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If you're interested in taking on a practical DIY project for a table, consider making one out of an old shipping pallet. This table will cost next to nothing to build, and will be a talking point when people visit your home. As all of the materials are provided by the pallet, all you will need are screws and a few basic tools. When your table is finished, you can decorate to fit just about any decor scheme.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden shipping pallet
  • Crowbar
  • Saw
  • Clamps
  • Drill
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper
  • Electric sander
  • Stain or paint (optional)
  • Select a double-sided wooden pallet with a good surface. Its boards should be butted up against each other with no gaps between them.

  • Remove the boards from the bottom of the pallet with a crowbar.

  • Saw eight of the bottom boards to the length that you want for your table legs.

  • Set the long sides of the two boards together so that they form a 90-degree angle. This will be one of four table legs. Clamp these boards together.

  • Drill a 1/16-inch pilot hole through the boards every four inches.

  • Screw the pieces of the leg together with 2-inch wood screws.

  • Set the remaining pallet upside-down, then stand the leg in the corner against the side board.

  • Drill three pilot holes in a triangle shape through the side of the leg and into the pallet's side board. Screw the leg to the pallet with more wood screws.

  • Repeat Steps 4 through 8 for the remaining three legs.

  • Set the table upright.

  • Drill two pilot holes through the top of the table and into the unsecured board on each leg.

  • Screw the legs in place with more wood screws.

  • Sand the entire table with 220-grit sandpaper and an electric sander.

  • Paint or stain the table as desired.

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