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Outdoor pallet timber dining table

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A well-designed dining table made by a D.I.Y. novice using recycled pallet timber.

 

 

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The project

 

I have no carpentry skills whatsoever and made up this table design as I went along. I used a compound mitre saw to cut the timber and a jointer jig for corner joints and for joining two straight pieces of timber together. The table length beam is two pieces joined end to end.  I find that the jointer jig gives very strong joints.  

 

I made the table frame with cross beams to attach the table top slats to. I attached the table top slats to the frame from underneath so you can't see any screws. Once the table frame was completed, I attached the cross braces between the legs and the frame. The cross braces were just scrap timber with 45 degree angle cuts at each end. Just make sure the legs are square to the frame when attaching the cross braces – if you've got the 45 degree angles right then the squaring up should be easy.

 

How to build a pallet table

 

Find step-by-step instructions for building your own pallet table here: How to build a pallet timber table.

 

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More table projects

 

Rylie used a small gas blowtorch to apply a burn effect before applying timber oil to bring out the grain in the wood of this enormous outdoor table made from recycled timber.

 

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Workshop member dean built this lovely dining table using hardwood pallets made of gum, which offer rich colours and grains.

 

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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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