Make your own industrial pallet coffee table
Posted Oct 10, 2014 by Elmers
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    Industrial Pallet Coffee Table

    Transform a wooden pallet into an industrial, vintage-looking coffee table. This reclaimed wood coffee table will be a perfect addition to your living room. Elmer’s ProBond Advanced will help you create this upcycle project.
    • Hard

    Supplies Needed

    • Elmer's® ProBond Advanced®
    • Wood Pallet (plan based on 36” x 36”)
    • (A) 1/8” x 2” x 44” steel (3)
    • (B) 1/8” x 3 ½” x 15” steel (2)
    • (C) ½” x 1” x 36” plywood/hardwood (3)
    • (D) ½” x 3” x 12” plywood (8)
    • (E) ¼ x 12” x 12” (2)
    • (F) ¼” x 2” x 12” hardwood (6)
    • (G) 1” x 1” x 3” hardwood (2)
    • Bolts, Washers, Nuts (6)
    • Hairpin Legs (4)
    • Elmer’s® Carpenter's® Interior Wood Glue


    Plans will alter depending on type of pallet you have..


    1. Remove desired planks from pallet and rearrange as needed.  Glue new, decorative wood together with removed planks to fill excess gaps, leaving yourself 3 gaps between the pallet planks 1 ½” apart.  Sand flat.
    2. Using a straight edge and your router with a straight bit, route the edges of your planks 1/8” deep and ¼” wide.  (A) should lay flat and flush between your planks.
    3. Lay (C) between the gaps and nail to the pallet. 
    4. Bend (A) in a clamp or vice to 90 degrees to fit over the edges of the pallet.
    5. Once bent, glue (A) to (C) with Elmer’s ProBond Advanced.
    6. When dry, drill a hole through each piece (A) into the side of the pallet (6 total) the size of your bolt.  Bolt the sides of the steel to the pallet.
    7. For the drawers, nail 4 pieces of (D) together (if you have a miter saw, miter the corners if preferred).  Tack (E) to the bottom (or, groove your drawer pieces to inset the drawer bottom).
    8. Glue (B) onto the drawer front with ProBond Advanced and clamp.
    9. When dry, glue (G) onto the steel drawer front with ProBond Advanced and clamp.
    10. In both pallet openings next to your drawers, lay (F) evenly spaced in the opening and glue/nail.
    11. Turn the table over and set your hairpin legs at each corner.  Screw and glue in place using ProBond Advanced.  
    12. Once dry, finish with a clear coat.
    13. Your upcycled wood pallet coffee table will be a great conversation piece!
    CREATED BY Peter Debelak Soulcraft Woodshop and Gallery


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