Feedback
Resene Paints - home page

Pallet coffee table

It’s easy to create this rustic style coffee table using old pallets and reclaimed timber.

How to build a pallet coffee table

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
  • Hammer
  • Large clamp
  • Paint stirrer
  • Paintbrush
  • Resene Aquaclear satin
  • Sandpaper
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • 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

Step 1
Step one
Using the hammer, carefully disassemble one of the wooden pallets and remove all nails.
Step 2
Step two
Take two of the larger sections of wood and cut into four 450mm lengths to form the table legs.
Step 3
Step three
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 4
Step four
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.
Step 5
Step five
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.
Step 6
Step six
Sand the entire table using the electric sander and then wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Aquaclear.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the table allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Download a PDF of this project

Other projects you might like to try

Build some shelves for the garden
Greenhouse shelves

Weekend DIY
Make a smart painted fence from a bedhead
Recycled fence

Weekend DIY
Build a garden seat
Garden seat

Ways with wood
Build a garden daybed
Garden daybed

Ways with wood
Build a garden boardwalk
The boardwalk

Weekend Gardener
Make a cool herb hanger for your garden plants
Herb hanger

Weekend Gardener

View more projects

 

Get inspired!  Sign up for our e-newsletter  |  Get saving!  Save with a Resene DIY card

Resene Paints Ltd

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

View Videos

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.