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.
The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make this pallet coffee table are shown below.
- Old pallets
- Wood glue
- 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
- Metal punch
- Power planer (optional)
- Table saw / jig saw / circular saw
- Nail gun
- Paint brush
Did You Know?
Most rubbish is produced by developed countries, although they only make up about 5% of the world’s population
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