Recycled Wood Pallet Table

Yay! The Hubby and I did our first of many DIY projects for the new house over New Years Weekend. I have been doing many different DIY crafts for a while now, but this is the first time I ever made DIY furniture. From my perspective it was super easy, but I also had a man with some tools helping me out. My job was to:

  1. Get the pallet
  2. Sand the pallet

Easy enough. The Hubby cut the wood and connected the legs. Thanks to my Grammy, we got a new miter saw for Christmas. So this job was pretty easy peasy for everyone involved. Here’s the play-by-play.

Supplies

  • Wood pallet
  • 8 foot 4×4
  • Sandpaper (I used 60 grit)
  • Miter saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill and screws

Directions

Step 1. Sand the wood pallet. Don’t sand too much, you don’t want to lose the weathered look of the wood. Sand just enough to get rid of any potential slivers.

Step 2. Cut the legs. We used one 8 foot 4×4 and cut it into 17-inch pieces. Thanks for the miter saw Grammy! Can’t wait to do more projects!!!

Step 3. Cut holes for legs. We decided to use our jig saw (wedding gift also from Grammy) to cut holes for the legs. This would make connecting to the wood pallet easier and more stable than using brackets. We also thought it would give the table a nice finished look.

Step 4. Connect Legs. Try to make them as even and level as possible. Obviously, you are working with both old and new wood so it is pretty impossible to make it 100% level, but it is supposed to be a table made out of reused wood so it definitely does not have to be perfect.

Step 5. Age the 4×4. As you can tell the 4×4 legs have a beautiful green hue to them that does not really match the wood on the pallet. The Hubby doesn’t mind, but I can’t live with it like that. So, I will be distressing the wood to make it match the weathered pallet. After I do some research I will post a How-To and some updated pictures of the finished finished product.

Notes: If you look closely, you can see a couple of the projects that are next on our DIY To-Do-List. Get excited, because I am!

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Comments

  1. Great idea, love the rustic look.

  2. Please be safe eating near pallets. Nearly all “found” pallets contain chemicals like formaldehyde (eek!) Plus any of the kiln dried woods are a breeding ground for mold when left outdoors. I love the intent and picture but please be careful!

  3. erikalyork@rocketmail.com says:

    Love it…way to use what you have.

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