Don’t throw out old bed frames! Instead, use those decorative posts as a feature like on this Reclaimed Pallet Side Table! Add a faux aged finish, in any color to match your decor, and it’s a winner!
This Reclaimed Pallet Side Table Has Upcycled Bed Frame Post Legs!
First I cut up all my pallets using a Sawzall reciprocating saw. I find that prying causes more damage and breakage. Next, I built the frame using the pallet stringers. I cut the bed posts to size and installed them. Once completed, I finished the top with deck boards, installing them with glue and brad nails. To finish, I used a dark blue paint on the top, let it dry and covered with a crackle medium blue tone and impatiently waited for it to dry. I sanded typical locations for wear with a piece of sandpaper and then coated it all with a water-based Varathane (the type for hardwood floors works best).