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If you have ever toyed with the idea of building your own furniture, this is the perfect starter project. This DIY Pallet Coffee Table is easy to make, no matter your DIY skill level. It’s a really fun project. Plus, it is super fast to create, it can be made in an afternoon and will look great in any space.
I have always been interested in pallet projects and making my own furniture. So, when I needed a coffee table, this seemed like the perfect time to make my own, using a pallet.
Of course, the first step is picking out a pallet. I used the kind with a flat sheet on top, this way my tabletop was an even surface. You can use any kind you want but I like the flat surface on top because although the kind with slat and divets has an attractive look, it doesn’t offer a very nice surface for playing cards or doing puzzles.
The next step is to add four leg plates on the bottom of the pallet. One for each corner.
The next step is to screw the legs into each leg plate.
Make sure you measure before buying legs to your table. This way you know which size the table is going to be when done. I measured my couch and decided that I wanted my table to be pretty close to the height of the cushions.
After all of the legs are attached, the next step is to add a piece of 1×6 to each end of the table. Secure nails into the sides, with a brad nailer. This gives it a nice even look on all of the sides but it isn’t necessary. You can skip this step if you like the rough look of a pallet with openings on the side but I think it looks best this way.
Next, find a sexy guy to come cut your wood. This step is pretty important for keeping morale up during projects like this one. It also ensures that I don’t cut my fingers off.
We decided to run it along the entire seam of where the top meets the sides. After filling in all of the gaps, we then sanded the table until it was smooth using an electric sander. You can use any kind of sander for this part.
I then gave the table a coat of stain.
I took a step back after the first coat and decided to add another coat. You can stain your table whatever color you would like, I really wanted a dark color for my living room, it matches my personality.
I really love how it turned out and plan on experimenting with pallet projects more in the future.
It’s a cheap and easy way to be creative and add an original piece of furniture that is unique to your home.
The hardest part for me was figuring out what to put on top of it for decoration. Thankfully this table is huge, so it holds a lot of nick-nacks, chachkies, and candles. You can make your own DIY Coffee Table from Pallets to fit your space, just change the measurements to fit what suits your home best.
Check out these items on Amazon below to see what you will need to make your own DIY Pallet Coffee Table just like the one featured in this post.
- 4 Legs
- Miter Saw
- Air Gun
- Measuring Tape <– Tell me that isn’t the cutest one you have ever seen, I dare you!
- Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
- 4 Leg Brackets
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