First Pallet Coffee Table - upcycle and save money for your living room or outdoor areas!
First, I broke down two pallets and removed the nails while I tried to figure out what to make from them. I started with sanding all the pieces using 80-grit sanding paper to clean things up. I wanted to preserve the original pieces as much as possible. As a kid, I learned some basics of woodworking from my grandfather. He was a very skilled woodworking/woodturner. I kept it rather simple and didn't use complicated joining, just butt-joined everything. ;-) Seeing the actual result, I think it's not a bad try for a newbie.
Great job for your first pallet project - we look forward to many more! How about a Couch to go with it?