How To Make A Pallet Coffee Table

In this video, BeachBumLivin shows us how to make a pallet coffee table.  This isn’t a complete step by step tutorial but it does give you a good idea of how the table was constructed.

Please be careful about the pallet wood that you use.  Pallets are typically either heat-treated (heated to a high temperature to seal the wood) or treated with methyl bromide – a toxic pesticide linked to human health problems and ozone layer depletion.

Look for pallets that have the IPPC seal and an “HT” stamp,which means it was heat-treated rather than sealed with chemical pesticides. Avoid unmarked pallets or those stamped with an “MB” for methyl bromide.

how to make a pallet coffee table

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make this pallet coffee table are shown below.

  • Old pallets
  • Wood glue
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • 2ft x 4 ft plywood board
  • 1″ x 2″ lengths of wood (for the outer trim of the table top)
  • 4″ x 4″ length of wood (for the table legs)
  • Polyurethane (to protect the wood)
  • Reciprocating saw (optional)
  • Crowbar / prybar
  • Hammer
  • Metal punch
  • Power planer (optional)
  • Table saw / jig saw / circular saw
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Nail gun
  • Paint brush
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