Making a pallet coffee table – Part1

PalletIt’s not all electronics here in The Hack Shed. We sometimes dabble with wood too. We normally have a few pallets knocking around and I’ve turned several into simple wooden planters to put in the garden. My latest venture into woodwork is turning a pallet into a coffee table.

This particular project started a couple of months ago and then has been left on the back burner.

I started by cutting pieces of wood to fit into the gaps (hence the two different colours). I chose not to make them an exact fit because I wanted that 1-2mm gap to help with the rustic look. Once the pieces were in place, it all had a good sand down. I haven’t sanded any of the underside yet and there are also a few sharp nail ends sticking through which need to be ground off.

Eventually this thing will have some sturdy legs, probably from an old fence post. For the top, I think I’m going to paint a union flag on and then sand it to make it look worn. Depending on how I feel at the time, I may even just leave the wood grain on top and apply some wax or danish oil because I quite like the contrast between the two different types of wood.

Stay tuned for more updates….