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by Gary Mckay

From Pallet to Eligant

  • 2 pallets

  • medium

  • 12h

  • $15

I found several old pallets at the National Guard Armory where I work and took them home; I knew they were oak by the weight, and I was not sure if I would be able to take them apart and keep the wood intact. I managed this with a saws-all and then used a nail punch to remove the nails from the deck boards. The stringers were the real challenge to remove the nails that I had cut; I had to drill a hole next to the nails then grab them with a pair of nail snips and pull them out. I then came up with the idea of cutting the long edge of the stringers with a 45-degree angle and join them together with glue and brad nails and clamps. I used these as the legs and the other stringers for the frame for the top boards. I cut a piece of 3/8 plywood for the base of the table top, and this gave me a sturdy flat surface to glue and brad nail the pallet wood too. I used carriage bolts to fasten the legs to the table frame. I made a decorative trim around the edge using my router table and some long 1 inch strips from the decking boards. I had planed all of the wood before I started this project and it all looked like brand new wood, so I make a formula of vinegar, steel wool, and water to re-age the wood after the table was assembled. I then sanded the wood until it was at the desired smoothness and color, and then I put three coats of satin finish polyurethane on the entire table top and bottom.

From Pallet to Eligant Pallet Coffee Tables
From Pallet to Eligant Pallet Coffee Tables
From Pallet to Eligant Pallet Coffee Tables

From Pallet to Eligant Pallet Coffee Tables

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Lois Reed

Taylor, Jon should make you this table! Your gates are AWSOME

France Blanchard

Très jolies les tables…;-)

Great work!

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