In the past when you thought of a pallet you thought of bulk shipping and warehouses that would be responsible for moving products from one location to another. Most people didn’t own their own pallets, and if they did it was because of the business that they owned. Today, pallets are much more commonplace and you may find that they are not just for shipping anymore.
Pallets are not just used to make outdoor furniture; some people are even making indoor furniture with it. Side tables, platform beds, and even coffee tables are being made from pallets. When coupled with other pallets or modified just a bit and then stained or painted, pallets are no longer something simple and unattractive; instead, they can be simple yet beautiful furniture for the indoors or outdoors.
All of the materials needed for this project, except the pallet, can be found at your local hardware or home improvement store. Finding a shipping pallet is not very difficult. Most stores receive these in excess with each shipment they receive. Call around to any local stores and simply ask if they have any shipping pallets that they need to get rid of. You will help them out by clearing some space and you get free materials for this DIY project.
Now that the coffee table is fully constructed, you can add any personal finishing touches. Sand the surfaces of the coffee table using the 200 grit sandpaper. This will remove any splintering and leave a smooth surface for painting or staining. Using the paint or stain of your choice, apply a few coats to meet the hue of your favor. Let the coffee table dry overnight. Once the table is dry, bring your coffee table inside to display your craftsmanship! Saving hundreds of dollars and having a one-of-kind piece of furniture to enjoy in your home is sure to be a conversation starter.