I made a side table for my bedroom using one small pallet. It took roughly five days to make, (mostly drying time for the stain). I use one coat of clear stain for the whole table and four coats of clear on the top, using a 220 grit sand block in between coats. It cost approximately $25 total, and that was for hardware, wood screws, L brackets to support the legs, shelf brackets, sanding block, stain and brush. It was relatively easy to make.