How to make a table out of pallets

It’s not too hard to make a pallet table as it is a straightforward DIY project. Even if you are not a DIY person still you can make a DIY pallet table with the help of the guide below. In today’s article, you will learn how to make a table out of pallets. So without any delay, take a look at the things you will need to make a DIY pallet table.

how to make a table out of pallets

Things needed to make a pallet table

  • 4 pallets & one 4×4’s to make legs
  • 2-inch deck screws
  • Paint or Polish
  • Jigsaw
  • Hammer
  • Measuring Tape
  • Circular Saw
  • Flat Pry Bar
  • Miter Saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • 1 3/8″ Forstner Bit
  • Ruler
  • Drill and Drill Bits
  • Flat Pry Bar

Step-1 Select the pallets

Choose the pallets that will be used for making the legs. Remember not to use a harmful chemical affected pallet for legs. For the tabletop use the lengths that are equal in thickness and size.

how to make a pallet table

Step-2 Separate the Pallets

With the help of a flat pry, break up the deck board from the 4×4′ runners. Find the four longest and thickest bottom deck boards that will be used to make the table frame.

To make the tabletop find the regular top deck boards. You can use the circular saw to cut the deck boards near the outside runners. To separate the deck board from the center runner, use a flat pray.

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diy pallet table

Step-3 Make the Table Frame

Make the frame of the table, and make sure it is in a square shape. For this, I cut the two boards with 44 inches and the remaining two with 42 inches in length. Put the shorter board inside and make the frame. Secure the frame with the help of two screws on all the corners.

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how to make pallet frame

Step-4 Add the legs

After making the table frame, cut all the legs in equal sizes. My measurement was 29 inches for the legs. Now add the legs on all four corners and screwed them.

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Step-5 Give support to the table frame

Before making the tabletop, I added extra support inside the frame. I have done this for two reasons. The first was for stability, and the second one was to give extra support to the tabletop.

pallet table top frame

Step-6 Make the tabletop

Now for making the tabletop put together all the deck boards. Place all the boards on the top one by one, and drill two screws on each board. I attached them in such a way that all the boards were 1-inch overhang from one side. Now, for the other uneven side, measure the 1-inch from the frame, made a line, and with a circular saw cut the ends.

pallet table top

best table out of pallet wood

Step-7 Make the table smooth and clean

Now you need to make the surface of the table smooth. I used a palm sander for this. Make it 100% sure that all the edges and the tabletop is smooth enough.

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pallet table indoor

Making a table from pallets

You did it! Now place an umbrella right in the middle of the table before using it. Also, don’t forget to paint the table with your favorite color.

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