Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pallet Coffee Table

Well ,remember when I found the Perfect Pallet for a coffee table. I finally took the time to finish the project. With some sanding, staining and a few metal accents created by Mike it was completed in no time.

This was the pallet as we found it- straight from shipping and receiving department at Mike's work.

It was already the perfect size for a coffee table. All that was needed was legs. Since I always try to incorporate metal into my projects when I can, having metal legs for this table was the obvious choice.

It just so happens that Mike just bought a new chop saw and wanted to start using it. Of course he had material around - 2 x 2 inch square stock - so he just measured the height to 16" for the legs and made four.

Mike also welded a metal plate to the legs in order to attach them to the pallet with screws. He then welded on a large washer to fill in the space on the bottom of the legs.

The metal legs were rusty but we decided to leave them that way versus painting them. Mike also added a few scrolls to the sides to give it some bling and then it was my turn to sand and stain. I stained it with a dark walnut and then applied polyurethane. It is dark in color but that's how I wanted it.

The pallet also had a shelf already built into each side. The metal legs and dark wood blended together well and the slightly lighter scrolls give it some distinction.

The table top came out great. I loved the way the wood grain came thru. It also has a clear, semi- gloss finish.

This was an easy project because the pallet didn't need any work to it. Nothing to take apart like usual. Needless to say I'm on the lookout for more of these.

Thanks for stopping by and following my new adventures in DIY. Have a great week!!


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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Cassie and a big Thanks for having your link party!!

  2. I love this and would love to have one!
    There is a blog tagging game going around and I got tagged so now I'm tagging you! Here's the post about it:
    Hopefully I'll see you there! Please let me know if you can do it.

    1. Thanks for the comments and the tag. It sounds like fun and a great way to make some new contacts.

  3. Wow - it turned out great! I love the scrolls too! Glad you could see the finished product and brought it to life. Thanks for sharing it with us! Reia from

    1. Thanks Reia, You are always so encouraging. Have a great day!!

  4. I'm having pallet envy! ;) Yours turned out great!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

    1. Thank you for the nice comments and hosting your link party... I'll be back...

  5. Hi Susan: I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too.
    Love this table, what an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks Connie- Im going to your blog now to check it out. Thank you for following too. Have a great weekend.

  7. Really fantastic job Susan! I found you via Roadkill Rescue and I just love finding fellow rescuers. :) I made a rustic looking, or as I call it- barnyard/farmhouse, table out of old studs someone threw away. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Project Lovegood

  8. Thanks for stopping by Aubrey and for the nice comment. Nice to meet you to.



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