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Pallet Coffee Table

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Peter May
Pallet Coffee Table

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

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Furniture

Waste Materials

Pallets

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This was my first Pallet coffee table. It was created as an object of necessity for a rented house with no furniture and no budget. Using a pallet found in a skip it is simple construction and uses no glues or screws and is strong enough for 3 people to stand on!

Materials & Equipment List

The only material used was the original pallet and roughly 42 panel pins. Equipment used for making this table was a bandsaw, a hand saw, a chisel and a mallet. Marking out was done using a steel ruler, set square and scalpel

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Unfortunately there are no images of this table's construction. I will make sure to take some when I make another. Here is a basic description of its construction:
This table works by sliding the 3 pieces together. To do this lap joints were cut with the hand saw and finished with the chisel and mallet on all of the planks on the underside of the pallet. The 3 pieces were then slid together so that the original plank pattern from the pallet is continued around the table. Panel pins were then used to align the top section with the side panels. A sand with rough sand paper removed any dangerous splinters however kept the worn aesthetic of the original pallet.6 simple lap joints and 42 panel pins are all that is needed to hold this table together.
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Peter May

Lostwithiel

United Kingdom

I am Designer Maker with a masters in Contemporary Design from Plymouth University. My work has a strong focus on sustainability, both environmental and...

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