Last year I showed you our current front porch situation. It was OK, but we didn't love the table/chair set that we had. I'll share more about all the changes later, but today I want to show you the awesome pallet table my husband, Eric made for us. This is Eric's project debut on the blog, so feel free to show him love in the comments :)
***A few things to notice about this awesome sequence of pictures: Eric has his safety goggles on his head instead of covering his eyes (people, don't be like him - wear your goggles!). Also, the pictures slowly go from evening to night to day again and include a change of clothing. This project was really simple, but for some reason it took WAY longer than we thought. Isn't that how it always goes?***
- 2-3 Pallets (we picked up ours for free from a company that had a surplus)
- Pedestal base (they can be found online at Amazon or other places, but we got ours off of a desk that we found at a thrift store for $5)
- Large piece of plywood (ours is via Lowe's and was around $25)
- Wood glue
- Various screws and nails
Without further ado, here's how
we Eric made the table:
Step 2: Draw a circle, based on what size you want your table to be, on the plywood. Eric's method of doing this was to place a tack in the middle of the plywood, tie a string to it, and then tie the string to a pencil. Geometry at it's finest. Anyway, this worked really well.
Step 5: Using wood glue, glue each piece of the pallet wood down individually. Make sure to keep the pieces as tight as possible, though some gaps will inevitably occur.
Step 9: (Not shown) Attach the pedestal base to the the plywood. How you do this will obviously depend on what your table base is like - for this pedestal it was simply a matter of screwing it together.
*** Optional: you could stain your table top to make the color of the wood more even, or even give it a coat of polyurethane to make the top more smooth.
What do you guys think? Eric did a pretty good job, right? This table sits on our front porch and we use it A LOT in the summer. It is the perfect size and I love the rustic feel of the pallet wood.