Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pallet Table

I have pallet fever!  Who knew you could make such cool stuff for practically free!?  It does require some hard work!  Have you ever cut apart a pallet?  You will need a reciprocating saw & some very strong forearms.  And some gloves to help prevent blisters!  And lots & lots of patience!  But it is fun!
I have made a couple of pallet shelves, those are so easy.


But this was the 1st time I was actually building something.  I forgot to take a before picture so imagine it looked like this:


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The only pieces that were cut were the 2 long sides.  I just made the table the size it wanted to be.  
Here is a picture of it all put together.


I use regular latex paint, something I had left over from who knows what!  I distressed heavily with my palm sander & wiped on/wiped off stain.  I sealed the whole table with wipe on poly.





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18 comments:

  1. I want! Great job and oh so cute!

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  2. This is really cute. Nice work :) I'm a new follower too, if you have a few moments it would be lovely if you could drop by my blog :)
    Cas x

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  3. Oh, I love it--the wood and the red is just lovely!

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  4. Your linky is not showing up, I had to go to my linky dashboard to get here--you may want to try to relink please--such a great project!

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  5. love it...........andi thewednesdaybaker

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  6. Your table turned out great. Love the red (my favorite color). Found your blog from WOW, and am a new follower. Looking forward to seeing what you create next!

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  7. I am planning a few pallet projects around the house. I saw a great tutorial on BHG.com to make a gardening station. If I win your CeCe paint giveaway, that's one of my first projects with it.

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  8. I am planning a few pallet projects around the house. I saw a great tutorial on BHG.com to make a gardening station. If I win your CeCe paint giveaway, that's one of my first projects with it.

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  9. I am featuring your table tomorrow... Thank you so much for visiting my party!

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  10. Love this idea! Pinning so that I can convince my hubby to make me one :)

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  11. My Husband will definitely be making one of these so I can paint and stain....thanks for the "awesome" inspiration...:)

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  12. Love it! Great project,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints.
    I am "liking" it at Miss Mustard Seed : )

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  13. I LOVE your table!! The red is beautiful, turned out just perfect!

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  14. I love your table but I have read that the wood used for pallets is not so safe for household projects. Like others, I see a pile of pallets and I think of a dozen possibilities but now I am hesitant to use the wood. Is anyone else aware of any health/safety concerns with pallets?

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    1. I only use pallets that haven't had food shipped on them. Those are the ones that aren't safe. You can go to furniture stores or tile stores & they usually have tons!

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  15. Really cute, ESP. W paint n stain!
    Cre8ivecharly.wordpress.com

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  16. Only pallets that are chemically treated are not safe and /or pallets that have had food on shipped on them. Look for pallets that have HT which means heat treated, usually pretty safe to use.

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