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Build a Pallet Coffee Table without a Pallet


DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table

As promised, here are the DIY furniture plans to build a pallet coffee table just like the one I built previously. This easy to build coffee table uses straight off-the-shelf boards to build a “pallet” which can then be distressed, stained and sealed before adding hairpin legs to the bottom. This fabulous coffee table has two cubbies under the top to stash remotes, books, snacks, etc., and can easily be completed in a weekend!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table

 

There are no fancy tools required for this project except for a drill and a saw. In fact, most home improvement stores will cut the boards to length for you (possibly for a small fee) if the cuts are more than 12″.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Front View

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 4 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4″
  • 1 – 2×4 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 9 – 1×6 at 44″
  • 3 – 2×4 at 22″

Notes About the Project:

To distress the wood, use items to dent, scratch or gouge the wood such as nails, screws, chain, a scratch awl, etc. prior to staining and after sanding. A fine grit sandpaper can be used afterwards to “soften” the marks put into the wood. Since the table is constructed using pine (and it is soft), it should be easy to distress the wood as desired!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Dimensions

Step One

Cut all of the boards to length. Distress the wood pieces as desired (outlined above). Stain the inside faces of each board prior to assembly.

Secure four of the 1×6 boards to the 2×4 boards (on end – as shown in the drawing) using 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Side 1

Step Two

Flip the piece over and secure four more 1×6 boards to the 2x4s using 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Side 2

Step Three

Secure the remaining 1×6 to the back of the table assembly with one edge flush with the top. The bottom will overhang by 1/2″.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Back

Step Four

Stain all sides and edges of the outside of the table assembly, then apply a sealer.

Step Five

Secure the hairpin legs to the underside of the table, positioned so that the legs do not extend past the edges of the table (this prevents a trip hazard).

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Legs

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pallet Coffee Table_Completed View

That is it… Easiest project ever! Have questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a pallet coffee table? Leave a comment below!

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