DIY Pallet Furniture Set

DIY Pallet Furniture

Recently we’ve developed an insatiable desire to create pallet furniture, and it seems we’re not the only ones. If you are familiar with Pinterest you have no doubt seen the countless pallet furniture projects (we’ve started bookmarking our favourite projects too).

Over the past year we’ve completed a few pallet projects, namely a pallet chair and a vertical garden, but this is our most ambitious pallet project yet.

For those who are not familiar with us, we’re designers and manufacturers of luxury outdoor furniture. We stumbled upon the concept of pallet furniture in early 2012 and decided to try one of the projects ourselves. Because we deliver most of our orders on pallets, then bring them back to our warehouses, we have literally hundreds of pallets sitting at our head office in London.

Each of the projects were completed in a few hours & make great weekend projects. If you do try any of them yourself we’d love to see the results.

This tutorial is will be composed of 2 parts, this part (part one) will show you how to make the table. Subscribe to our newsletter over on the right hand side to be the first to find out when part 2 is published.

 

 

DIY Pallet Table Tutorial

 

Tools Needed:

  • 1 x Square Pallet 100 x 100cm
  • 1 x Pallet 120 x 100cm
  • 4 meters of timber 2 x 2
  • 100 x 100cm Tempered (safety) glass
  • 1 Crowbar
  • 1 Wood Saw
  • 76 x Wood Screws – 5 x 60mm
  • Drill
  • Claw hammer
  • Sanding Paper / Belt Sander
  • Wood Paint

 

Preparation:

  • Take 120 x 100cm pallet apart using the crowbar and use a claw hammer to remove all of the nails
  •  You will need to cut the length of the slats to size:

8 x Legs: 70 x 660mm

  •  You will need to cut the timber to the following dimension

4 x Table Frame: 70 x 680mm

8 x Braces: 320mm at a 45 degree angle (as shown below)

 

Pallet table - braces

 

Production:

Assemble the frame

Step 1 – Piece the main table frame together as shown in this picture.

 

Make the legs with 2 slats Screw the slats together as shown to create the legs

Step 2 – Make the legs by joining 2 pallet slats together.

 

Attach legs to main frame Attach legs to main frame. It should look like this.

Step 3 – Attach the end of legs to frame as shown.

 

 Brace the legs and frame in the corners  Bracing the legs and the frame should result in this

Step 4 – Use the braces to add reinforcement to the table legs

 

Screw on the pallet upside down

Step 5 – Screw legs and frame onto the Pallet, then turn upright.

 

Paint white and add security glass.

Step 6 – Decorate your table. We painted it white then added a piece of safety glass.

 

Finished product

The chair in the above photo was designed by Studiomama, full instructions on how to make it are available from their website.

 

We hope you enjoyed reading this DIY tutorial as much as we enjoyed making it.

How would you decorate yours?

20 Comments on “DIY Pallet Furniture Set

  1. Hello,
    I am really impressed by your furniture! They look simply great and it’s fascinating what you can make of such simple materials!

    I’ve got a question on it: I am writing for a German magazine dealing with sustainability and I’d really like to write a short article about your furniture. Could I use the picture of the blue tables and chairs for the article? Or can you tell me who I have to ask whether or not I can take it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nicole

    • Hi Nicole.
      Thank you for your kind words, we’re glad you like it!
      You’re more than welcome to use any of the images in your magazine. It would be great to see a copy of the article when its published too.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Robert

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  4. Hi Sarah – this is an awesome pallet project! I’m so glad you got some inspiration over at the Creative Mama, thank you for visiting!

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever seen pallets made into furniture before. They turned out just fabulous, and I love the blue color you used! Very cool!

  6. Thank you both for your kind words!
    Tiffany, Creative Mama’s posts are always an inspiration!
    Hope to hear back from you soon!

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  8. That has to be one of the coolest furniture sets I have ever seen! You’re great Sarah!

  9. Must say this is so excellent idea for crafting furniture, though most be hard for me to start right now!

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