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Rustic coffee table or low-line TV unit

Yorky88
Super Contributor
Yorky88
Yorky88
Super Contributor

Using pallet timber to build a coffee table or TV unit can create a piece that's affordable, rustic and unique.

 

 

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The project

 

For this build, I used my pallet lever to pull the pallets apart, as well as a hammer and jimmy bar to de-nail the pallets – the extra leverage helps for the stubborn nails.

 

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I used my drop saw to cut everything to length and used two drills to put it together – one to pilot the drill, and my impact driver at a low setting to avoid splitting out the Pine as I was screwing close to the ends of the timber.

 

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How to build a pallet coffee table

 

Building a coffee table is a great first project for those just starting to work with recycled pallet wood, and experienced Workshop member Rob shared this step-by-step guide about How to build a simple coffee table using pallet timber. You could use it as a stepping stone before making a pallet dining table

 

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Helpful Bunnings Workshop community member redracer01 provided the visual guide below to assist members who would like to build Marty's rustic coffee table.

 

"The thing to remember is that the measurements are not absolute. It all depends on the pallets that you get and the thickness of the pallet boards you will be getting from said pallet. It is a basic guide and with pallets I guarantee that there will be a great deal of adjustments needed.

 

"I suggest gathering the pallets first and see what you have to work with. Once you have the necessary parts you can then lay out the parts to assemble the table and adjust where you need to." – redracer01

 

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More pallet project ideas

 

For more clever projects using recycled pallet timber, check out our Top 10 most popular pallet projects.

 

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