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
- 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
- Claw hammer
- Sanding Paper / Belt Sander
- Wood Paint
- 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)
Step 1 – Piece the main table frame together as shown in this picture.
Step 2 – Make the legs by joining 2 pallet slats together.
Step 3 – Attach the end of legs to frame as shown.
Step 4 – Use the braces to add reinforcement to the table legs
Step 5 – Screw legs and frame onto the Pallet, then turn upright.
Step 6 – Decorate your table. We painted it white then added a piece of safety glass.
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?