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Simple Pallet table using inexpensive materials

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  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pry the wood off the pallets. We watched an awesome YouTube video of a guy who created his very own special tool to do this... but we just had a pry-bar. It worked fine, just make sure you are careful with some of the older pieces of wood as they have a tendency to break if pulled to hard.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw a circle, based on what size you want your table to be, on the plywood. Eric's method of doing this was to place a tack in the middle of the plywood, tie a string to it, and then tie the string to a pencil. Geometry at it's finest. Anyway, this worked really well.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a jigsaw carefully cut the circle out of the plywood.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lay out the pallet pieces on the plywood. We just kind of went with "what looked good" and what "fit together well." The edges of the wood should hang off the plywood at least a couple of inches around the entire circle.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using wood glue, glue each piece of the pallet wood down individually. Make sure to keep the pieces as tight as possible, though some gaps will inevitably occur.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using the power drill, place screws strategically through the bottom of the plywood.*** If you are patient enough to wait for the wood glue to dry, you should be able to flip the plywood over and put screws in from the top. My husband didn't want to wait, so he had to use the drill from this odd angle.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip the table top over, and use a jigsaw to cut the pallet pieces down to the size of the plywood. Position your blade so that it slightly cuts the tip of the plywood. If you have a jigsaw that is adjustable, adjust the blade to angle, so that you are cutting the the plywood slightly shorter than the pallet pieces.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sand down the edges and LIGHTLY sand the top of the plywood.

  • Step 9

    (Not shown) Attach the pedestal base to the the plywood. How you do this will obviously depend on what your table base is like - for this pedestal it was simply a matter of screwing it together.

  • How to make a pallet table. Diy Pallet Table  - Step 10
    Step 10

    *** Optional: you could stain your table top to make the color of the wood more even, or even give it a coat of polyurethane to make the top more smooth.

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