Build your Pallet Table today.

So, you might think it’s just another classic pallet table. Sorry i will disappoint you. It’s a very cool pallet table. Why’s that? For 5 Reasons.

1) It’s DIY (obviously)
2) It’s hand-drawn (Ioan as artist)
3) It’s XBMC-ready
4) It’s double-face
5) It’s mine

What will you need?

  • 2 Pallets 71×101 (Try to find the most unused one. If your living-room is not spacious you can use 61×86 pallets)
  • Black color for wood (1/4 kg water-based in order to avoid odours)
  • Varnish for wood (1/2 kg Choose a colorless)
  • Stucco for wood (1/4 kg Choose a light color)
  • Carpenter tools (drill-sander-jigsaw)
  • Time
  • Patience
  • One artist to draw something for you

Instuctions

Step 1) You rub the two pallets with the sander until both of them are cleaned from dirts and smooth enough. This one is not easy. I spent at least 6 hours on this.

Smoothing the pallets
Smoothing the pallets

Step 2) Use now screws and screwdriver to connect the two pallets.

Screwing the two pallets together
Screwing the two pallets together

Step 3) Now use the stucco to fill the gaps of any screw or any holes in the pallets. Leave it as it is for 3 hours to dry itself.

Using stucco for the holes
Using stucco for the holes
Using stucco for the holes 2
Using stucco for the holes 2

Step 4) Now rub again the pallets where you placed the stucco.

Step 5) Now you have to create stands for your table. You can also buy if you want to, but DIY is always better. In my case I used pallet stands and screws to create table stands.

Create stands for the table
Create stands for the table

Step 6) Drill the table to adjust the legs (In my case I drilled it on both sides because I made a double side table.

Drilling the table
Drilling the table
Adjusting the stands
Adjusting the stands
Pallet Table with stands adjusted
Pallet Table with stands adjusted

Step 7) Reserve your artist. Believe me do it long before because this type of people are pretty posh, or you have to wait for them a long time.

Artist drawing
Artist drawing

Step 8) Let the artist draw your table. (make him a coffee as soon as he comes to your place)

Artist drawing 2
Artist drawing 2

Step 9) When the drawing ends start painting. (if you use water-based color you can also do it indoors)

Artist painting
Artist painting

Step 10) When the artist gets bored, you have to take over and do the easy part by yourself.

Me as an artist
Me as an artist

Step 11) Once its ready leave the table for one day to dry itself

Painting finished
Painting finished

Step 12) When ready use the varnish. Don’t omit this step. Otherwise your table will be unprotected.

Pallet Table varnished
Pallet Table varnished

Step 13) Use some boxes to decorate it. I bought 2 sets of these from IKEA.

Empty space for boxes
Empty space for boxes
Preparing the decorating boxes
Preparing the decorating boxes

Last Step 14) Reassure that it copes well with XBMC. Hahaha.

Beta testing the XBMC- Table
Beta testing the XBMC- Table

If you like it give it a try and in case you meet any difficulties let me help you. Otherwise order one from me for 2.999 Euros

Table with the xbmc-face on 2
Table with the xbmc-face on 2
Table with the xbmc-face on
Table with the xbmc-face on
Table with the antique-face on 3
Pallet Table with the antique-face on 3
Table with the antique-face on 2
Table with the antique-face on 2
Table with the antique-face on
Table with the antique-face on

P.S. The XBMC joke is just for few…

 

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