We needed an outdoor dining table but of course, it's me, and nothing off-the-shelf will make the cut. I came up with this Crazy Quilt Style Pallet Dining Table. However, the trick was getting it together - and staying together.
Crazy Quilt Style Pallet Dining Table - How I did it:
After plenty of internet research, hemming and hawing, I discovered DAP's Weldwood Plastic Resin glue. Every odd piece is butt-jointed and held together with this glue.
I left an open area in the middle for a plastic planter to use as a condiment, beverage, impromptu ice chest, or miscellaneous supplies holder. Additionally, I added a few longer pieces of pallet wood underneath for stability and used legs from Pretty Pegs. Finally, I added several shims to fill in some of the gaps from the warped or crooked pieces I used.
To finish, I applied a couple of coats of water-based spar polyurethane (provides outdoor UV protection), and it was good to go!
There are many variations. You could embed decorative pieces, such as beach glass (that's smooth), rocks, shells, etc.
Editor's Note: Safety first! ALWAYS follow all safety guidelines:
- DAP products are great - but always follow their handling and use directions. Here's their Safety Data Sheet for your convenience. Apply the product in a well-ventilated area. Use gloves and eye protection!
- Remember - we are not experts. This information provided is for inspiration and entertainment only.