Pallet coffee table
It’s easy to create this rustic style coffee table using old pallets and reclaimed timber.
Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 92
Difficulty level: Challenging
You will need:
- 65mm screws
- 90mm screws
- 50mm x 25mm reclaimed timber
- Clean cloth
- Drill with 3mm drill bit
- Electric sander
- Large clamp
- Paint stirrer
- Resene Aquaclear satin
- Two wooden pallets
To get the look: Mark varnished the wooden floor with Resene Polythane.
Other ideas: For a pale wood grain effect finish the table with Resene Colorwood Whitewash.
How to build a pallet coffee table
Using the hammer, carefully disassemble one of the wooden pallets and remove all nails.
Take two of the larger sections of wood and cut into four 450mm lengths to form the table legs.
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Clamp one of the lengths of wood to the underside of the second pallet, as shown, and fix with 90mm screws, drilling pilot holes first. Repeat with the other lengths of wood to form the table legs.
Measure, mark and cut the 50mm x 25mm reclaimed timber to fit between the gaps in the table top and fix with 65mm screws. Again, drill pilot holes first.
Sand the entire table using the electric sander and then wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Carefully stir the Resene Aquaclear.
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the table allowing two hours for each coat to dry.