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Console table using pallet timber

Junior Contributor
Junior Contributor

An easy console table project using recycled pallet timber and sage wood stain.





The project


This console unit is made with 100% recycled pallet wood. I made sure there were no nails and chose the best pieces that didn’t have any cracks in them. 


I started with glueing four pieces of pallet timber together and allowing it to dry for 24 hours to create the console shelves.




To round the table, I drew a template until I was happy with the curve. I measured 200mm from the top of the board and this is where my curve ended. I clamped both boards together and sanded so they would be uniform. I cut 25mm strips of pallet with the table saw, and equally spaced them with an off cut of timber that was 25mm. I created the opening 250mm from the sides and worked around, nailing top and bottom.




I originally cut the thin strips to meet the bottom but ended up cutting them flush to the panels. I cut four 20 x 40 pieces for the legs, marked them and drilled in place. Once this was all nailed together, I gave it a light sand and stained with Rust-Oleum sage wood stain from Bunnings. 




More pallet projects


Pallet timber can be used in many D.I.Y. projects and you'll find plenty of great ideas, including a pallet bar, bookshelf, couch and planter, in this discussion and in our Top 10 most popular pallet projects.


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