Following such a successful first run at a pallet coffee living room table I figured it’d be a kind gesture to make one for someone else. Which, of course, would have to be someone close to me, right? Right! …My sister and her daughter.
At the dawn of spring I was awarded 12, YES! 12 pallets…most in good condition.
Also, I’ve been acquiring random wood from nearby persons giving it away at no cost. Below, is half of a barn door. I took a circular saw to the midpoint of it so it’d fit in my car. After taking the photo I gave it a good rinse to remove most of the dirt. Then, sanded off a good layer (or two) of the teal paint.
The lower shelving was taken from an awfully light (merely stapled) soft wood pallet.
It’s amazing what a belt sander can do to beat up, rustic wood.
Below you will find the beginnings of its guts…sanded with Makita’s amazing finishing sander w/220 grit 3M paper.
To make sure I was creating a [close to] 90 degree angle with the table’s legs, I used some quick clamps with a 2×2 and some heavy-duty wood glue, then power drilled tiny holes and impacted 2-inch screws.
Needless to say, LOTS of wood filler was used in this project! (because of shitty, soft pallet wood)
Most of the cross planks were miter sawed but the end pieces needed some attention. Thus, I estimated some cuts and went at it! For the most part, they were close.
Post-base construction calls for PRIMER!
Now, time for the table top…
And, the planks…
For the top, plenty of wood glue was use between joints.
Please forgive me, a seasoned photographer, for–like an idiot–getting my index finger in the realm of the phone lens. The base is complete!
And, the top…more wood glue!
Finally, she’s prepped, primed, painted, and ready for use!