Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pallet Coffee Table





Last week we shared our pallet chairs, and we now have a pallet coffee table to go along with them.  We received about nine pallets and knew that another project was in order.  Our neighbor also gave us the back of a bench that had seen better days.   This bench back was sitting in our garage for about two months until we found a purpose for it.  Rob decided last night he would make it a part of the pallet table. We just spray painted the iron piece with some leftover spray paint.


Rob cut out the middle slats of the pallet and laid the iron piece in the middle of it.


 Rob used the Minwax Gel Stain in Mahogany that he used for the pallet chair.  Then he cut the extra pieces of pallet to fill the spots on either end and the middle of the iron.


 Rob used additional pallet pieces to make the attachments for the bottom pallet to adhere to the top.
 Rob then worked on staining the bottom pallet for the table. This was tedious but worth the effort.

 He stained the pieces he would use later to attach the pallets together.
He got some casters from Lowe's to put on the bottom for around $3.00 a piece.
He used quarter inch carriage bolts to secure the pallets together.

Here is the finished product: 



The project cost approximately $30.00 if you factor in the casters, carriage bolts and the little bit of Minwax that was used.  

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Megan


62 comments:

  1. Love this. I just did one for my porch as well. Now I want to do a dozen.They are so fun and there is so many ways to do them.

    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it!!! I am always looking for wrought iron pieces but I never though to use a bench. I see them on craiglist all the time for free. So now I am going to go hunt for one :)

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  3. Wow, I love it. Wooden pallet projects are rad and your added iron section looks fab too. You guys are v clever!

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  4. How awesome! Love the addition of the iron piece!

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  5. Ok, that is amazing. I can't believe the middle is from an old bench. Have your neighbors seen this yet? They aren't even going to believe it. Seriously, from trash to treasure. Great transformation.

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  6. Oh how fabulous! Love that bench center piece and the minwax really brings it to life! I still have a pallet leaning against the side of my house and I'm watching your great projects to give me inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  7. This cofee table is perfect! It is amazing that this you all made from pallets and an iron piece! Thank you for the inspiration!
    I am your newest follower.
    Wish you a great Sunday,
    Hanni

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  8. Gorgeous! I love how it turned out. Pallets are next to spray paint in their versatily :)

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  9. Wow, now that is one classy pallet. That's the way to dress them up!

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  10. I love pallet projects!!!! Your table turned out amazing! The iron piece was a great addition!

    Visiting from What's in the Gunny Sack. :)

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  11. It's just amazing what you can make from plain old pallets! Love your table. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

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  12. This is SO rad!!! Great job, I wish I was handy enough to create a project like this!!

    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  13. It looks awesome! The iron in the center was a great touch!

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  14. What a fabulous coffee table! Great way to use that bench back - it fits so well!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is beautiful. The iron piece in the middle gives it a great juxtaposition against the pallets. Great job!

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  16. I freaking love this! Beautiful! Great job!

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  17. I'm so in love with this table. Can you tell me where did you get the pallets? I keep asking garden supply stores and they all tell me they're not for sale.

    Great job.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  18. My in-law's neighbors had gotten stone delivered on these and needed to get rid of them. I however have gotten pallets from industrial office parks where they are sitting by the dumpsters usually. They appreciate if you take them because they cost a fortune for them to have the trash company take away. I know this because I work for retail property management company and the trash haulers charge us hundreds of dollars a month to remove these.

    I'd just stop by if you see them and ask. Usually garden supply stores reuse them.

    Megan

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  19. this is such a neat idea! love the added detail that kind of pretties up the pallet look.

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  20. This is so cute. The bench back adds a great touch. I am going to have to track down some pallets of my own. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

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  21. I was just searching my local CL and there is someone selling pallet coffee tables not nearly as nice as yours for $100 unstained/$150 stained. Maybe you could whip up a few more and sell them!

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  22. Very cute idea...I see alot of people creating things out of pallets. Come check out my Bread spoons and crispy cracker spoons.

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  23. This is so neat! I like that rob added that bottom layer so you can use it for storage if needed. Love it!

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  24. This gorgeous, I want one!
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  25. Oh I love it!!! I've been wanting to do a pallet project and yours is beautiful! I love the iron lattice in the middle; just beautiful!

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  26. Such a cute idea!! thanks for the inspiration - totally love it!!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  27. I love the bench accent in the middle of the table! Such a good idea!

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  28. This is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Love the iron piece in the middle of the table. Looks really pretty!

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  30. What a great coffee table! I love that it's on wheels. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  31. What a great idea I like the iron work in the middle. I saw you on DIY.

    Cynthia

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  32. Love Love this! I love anything that is made from a Pallet. I haven't tried anything yet myself but it's in the works soon. Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower!

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  33. You do indeed have the MOST Pinteresting Family... I so LOVE LOVE what you guys did with this... seriously, it's so cool...I am just in awe.. So smart,clever and just plain gorgeous looking... LOVE IT!!! YOU ROCK!!! =)


    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  34. This is GOREGOUS! I love the iron piece too. Would love for you to share this at my link party.


    Hope to see you there..

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/06/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-41.html

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  35. Holy Crackamoly, I love it, I want to go tear up every pallet I see. Thanks for the inspiration. Awesome!

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  36. Wow wow Megan, it really turned out well. Great idea!

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  37. WoW. Ummm. Speechless... Wow. you are good!!!! This looks Fan-Freaking Tastic!! Love every little THING about this Pallet Table! Nice work!

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  38. I love the decorative detailing in the middle!

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  39. The table looks so awesome! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

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  40. thanks for linking with me! I really love all your projects.I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.Oops! I just noticed you already have that button :/ Please stop by to check it out :)http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/2012/06/versital-blogger-award.html

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  41. The coffee table is so great!! I love the rustic look combined with the iron panel! What a fun design. Thanks for linking up - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-sundays-2/

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm always amazed by what you transform. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy wednesdays. I'm sharing on my facebook page.

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  43. It came out awesome!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at our Pinteresting Party. Hope you will come back and share again this week.

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  44. I just wanted to let you know, you are being featured on my blog today! I am finally back and getting caught up on all the parties I missed. Come on over and grab a featured button :)
    xoxo
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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  45. I am pinning this to my "For the Home" board on Pinterest! I love this! I've just shared it on Google+ too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  46. Great job, I love this table. I may have to make this.

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  47. I'm loving your pallet projects (and so jealous :)...thanks for sharing and linking up with us @ Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

    Erin

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  48. This looks very cool. Nice job!! thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

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  49. I love this! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  50. Wow...that looks great. Awesome idea.

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  51. i love love LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays! I'm featuring your table today!

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  52. You got me at the word pallet! I have a thing for pallets, and have made a couple of shelves with them, and other things to follow...That table is SO sharp! Love the addition of the wrought iron. NEVER would have thought to use that! And, I SO love wrought iron!! Another commenter commented on finding wrought iron for free on Craigslist. Where I am, we have Kijiji, Craigslist's sibling, cousin, or something, lol!

    By the way, I just became your newest follower, yay! Would so appreciate a follow back. And, once again, thank you for sharing this awesome table! Love it! (Still working on my husband to make me more things out of pallets, hee!hee!)

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  53. This is beyond fabulous!! Your vision and the end product are amazing!

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  54. I love this!! I was drawn to your post since I did a pallet upcycle not long ago too! I love it!!! Allyson@ Domesticsuperhero.com

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  55. Wonderful upcycle!!! Looks fabulous.

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  56. I love this. It's beautiful. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  57. wow!! How fun!!!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi!

    I realize that I just commented on this cute table about a month ago, but I was just asked to write an article about cool coffee tables and I thought of you!!

    I am wondering if you would mind if I feature it in the article I am writing for SheKnows? I would like to use 1 photo and a link back to your blog post about it for an article I am writing for them about fabulous coffee table alternatives and I would LOVE to feature you!

    I am on kind of a tight deadline, so if you wouldn't mind letting me know either way, that would be FABULOUS!

    Thanks so much and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    ~Ashley
    Simply Designing
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  59. I think this is a fantastic repurpose. You guys did a great job. I love the moulding detail in the middle.

    Thank you for linking up with the craft challenge.

    Rosie
    www.craftbotic.com

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  60. What a great project - love your creativity! =)

    Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com

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  61. Megan,

    How clever and pretty! I love that detail of the metal. Super job!

    Thanks for checking out my most popular post (barn doors) and leaving a sweet comment.

    gail

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