I did it! I finally got rid of a store bought coffee table to make way for a quirky junk styled pallet wood coffee table I made myself.
The cost? Absolutely free. It’s original, and handmade from scratch. It is the PERFECT size for our room and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Here’s how I did it!
Pallet wood coffee table
I found this pallet at a workplace and had great intentions on leaving it as a pallet. But.. I didn’t love the shape. So I ripped it apart.
Luckily this pallet had straight nails, so it came apart with a crowbar and hammer in only a few minutes. Bonus!
After all the nails were removed, each board got a really good sanding.
Here’s how I put it together. Just imagine the boards to the left and right cut to size and slipped into place. So simple!
Then all the boards got screwed together while the table sat upside down. I used a line of masking tape so I could tell where the 2x4s were located. Cool trick, huh?
All the joins went together with screws, complete with predrilled holes.
Predrilling makes installation so much easier and also reduces the chance of splitting the wood.
Decorating it with junk
And now the fun part! Let’s junk it up!
The support beams underneath just a little too bare. Perfect place to decorate it up!
A vintage yardstick, laundry line wheels, and an antique Lady cow sign was attached to the sides to add a little 3D junk art.
Pallet wood coffee table measurements
And I even made a cute little checkerboard tray for the top! More on the tray is HERE.
legs 18″ high
top 36″ x 48″
all the rest was cut to fit
So fun! I love this quirky junky little coffee table and the best part of all?
It was free and is so very very me.
Other reclaimed lumber projects of mine and some pallet wood safety tips can be found HERE.
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