Gone are the days when wood pallets were used only for shipping and storing larger pieces. Now they have become much more than a packaging piece. They have become a useful supply in home decor and design. More and more people are buying it because of the design statement it makes, and many get creative and do it themselves. In fact, turning a wood pallet into an interesting piece of furniture may not be as difficult as you may think. While there are many ways you can use these shipping pieces, today we point you simple instructions on how to create a pallet furniture table.
How to Construct a Pallet Furniture Table
Wood pallet (s)
Power Drill and bit
Pallet Furniture Directions:
- Before you begin constructing your pallet table it’s very important that you lightly sand it first. Carefully remove any splintered edges and sand it gently for a smooth finish.
- Turn the pallet upside down so that you can mark the holes for the castor wheels. Consider using larger castors for a stronger, industrial look. Make small pilot holes and then drill the wheels into the place. Use smaller screws so as not to drill straight through the pallet.
- If you want to lift your table a little higher off the ground, then you can add legs. Measure each side in the same way as the castors using table legs. Draw around each table leg and do not forget too include markings for the screws.
- Although keeping your pallet furniture as rustic as possible is ideal, a light varnish or oil will help to seal it and highlight its natural look.
Alternate pallet ideas:
Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, you can create different effects. Vibrant tones will give your room a pop of color, or you can use a gloss paint to make it shine. Placing a glass top will lend it a modern, elegant finish.
Why not use pallet furniture pieces to make a complete dining room table set?
Additional wood pallet projects:
Pallets can be used to create all sorts of things. From outdoor furniture to interior decoration pieces, the options are endless. Here are some more DIY pallet ideas that will help enhance your interiors experience to the next level. Apart from being easy, the best about these projects is that they budget-friendly especially when you consider that the main component-the wooden pallet did not cost a thing.
Isn’t it something great about turning the would-be trash into pieces that are both beautiful and functional? The ideal way to add a bit of charm to your home; without breaking the bank. What do you think? Would you try this pallet furniture table?
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