I made this Beachy-Keen Pallet Coffee Display Table using six pallets and did it for under 60 bucks. The idea was to make a small coffee table with a space in the center. We wanted a place to display some beach shells we’d collected. I had an idea in mind for the project, but I was not sure about building the inner frame. I totally improvised based on the pallets I had on hand and looked for the most straightforward way.
Beachy-Keen Pallet Coffee Display Table – dress up your living room, home office, or outdoor areas with this cool design idea!
It took me 8 hours to do this project. The most difficult for me was disassembling the pallets without damaging them, but now I have the technique :) I used Euro pallets on the top of the table because they’re thicker and better looking. The 1st pallet was the unit’s base, so I only had to install casters to the bottom. I set it aside for the time being. Next, I cut the center stringer out of the Euro pallet. Next, I used scrap boards to fill in along the bottom to create the box’s bottom. More deck boards lined the inside of the square to seal the display area. I used lesser pallet deck boards to trim around the top of the display pallet.
Line it if you’re using something like sand, but you could customize it to match any indoor or outdoor decor you wanted!
Then I mounted the display pallet onto the pallet with casters and screwed them together. I installed six small pieces of scrap wood and used silicone table supports to hold the glass in place safely. Have a part of glass cut to the size of the opening you create, and line the box if you’re using sand. Otherwise, put what you want into your display table and then put the glass in. This could even be changed for fun party decor or displaying important family mementos.
- 1 large European pallet for the boards of the upper part of the table because they are thicker and aesthetically more beautiful.
- 2 medium-sized pallets to be stacked on top of each other to make the height of the table. I chose them for their size because it was the exact size I wanted; even if the pallets seemed to be of lower quality than the European ones, in the end, it is not noticeable.
- 3 or 4 small various pallets for the inside formwork of the table and the 3 outside walls, one side remaining open for the various storages.
- 1 box of 40 or 50 screws
- 4 wheels, including 2 swivel wheels
- Satin Stain, rustic oak color (1st price), I liked the rendering, so I did not paint it afterward.
- 1 glass cut to size at a glazier’s (29 euro)
- 6 small glides to put the glass without damaging it.
Hammer chisel and crowbar for dismantling pallets, jigsaw, screwdriver, sander and some free time.