Recycled Pallet Factory Cart Coffee Table

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About This Project

My first build! I tore apart two old pallets to get the surface boards for the table. The skirting is 1 x 6's from the hardware store. I need larger casters but am saving up for the real vintage ones.

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Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Minwax Red Mahogany with 3 coats of Minwax fast-dry poly.

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I just picked up a pallet off the side of the road and was wondering what to do with it...Now I know! Thanks =)

My daughter cleaned her room so instead of renting a dumpster I hauled it to the dump i mean"land fill". Anyway instead of coming back the normal route they detoured us around the dump and I found the mother load of pallets. You could ask and they will be free if your "land fill" is like mine...

I worked at a candy factory that received several pallets all day long and I loved the ones that had writing on them, like Ghirardelli (a chocolate company), Blommer (chocolate manufacturer) and a few others! I've picked up a few and have made picture frames and shelving from some.

For someone who claims to be so "sophisticated" you certainly display a lack of couth and respect for others. This community isn't about expressing counterproductive opinions. If you don't like it, fine, move on. You don't need to say something so hurtful about something someone is obviously proud of.
Please, by all means, post some of your "sophisticated" projects you're so proud of, then we'll talk about what's great and what's "ugly".

Look at the post more closely ... the idiot gets paid a penny or two per post to drop the links to that butcherblock seller site onto home improvement blogs.

After a few hundred of these posts, he's gone a bit crazy.

Well, I just looked at my post again and agree that I came off a bit too rude, sorry about that.. I didn't really mean to hurt anyone's feelings. I just thought the table had a little room for more improvement, but that's no justification for my retarded comment, so anyway.. I guess I need to keep my mouth shut lol

Sadie

Sadie, you are right- you should just keep your mouth shut. An apology that uses the word 'retarded'- seriously? Grow up.

I took some pallets from the pumpkin patch last week, with the dream of making something similar!! I want mine a little taller so I am going to attempt a shelf or something, I have had my casters for weeks and was psyched to find the free pallets! Great Job!

I took some pallets from the pumpkin patch last week, with the dream of making something similar!! I want mine a little taller so I am going to attempt a shelf or something, I have had my casters for weeks and was psyched to find the free pallets! Great Job!

I took some pallets from the pumpkin patch last week, with the dream of making something similar!! I want mine a little taller so I am going to attempt a shelf or something, I have had my casters for weeks and was psyched to find the free pallets! Great Job!pmp practice exam

Love your site and the fact that you share so much info for Diy's. Where is the best place to get the caster wheels? Vintage are sooo expensive so I got to believe that they are out there new with the idea in mind to antique them..
Thanks for all that you posted and shared..

The two best sources I've found for cart wheels are Menards and Harbor Freight. I think you can order them from Rockler or Lee Valley too, but I know that the two physical stores have a good selection and the prices are reasonable.

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I love it! I've been searching for one to buy but might try to make my own now I've seen yours....and definitely more satisfying when you've build something yourself from scratch. Fab job.

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I want something like this only I might make it taller. Also you can search Goodwill for antiquish castor wheels! Good job!

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As a beginner your project is pretty great. It is really looking like as it is built by an expert. So far as my first built is concern, it was very bad. I just try to built a chair. After built when I sat upon it, Oh my God! it just flopped and broken and I was smashed with so many bad names by my grandpa. But it was a good experience and I do not forget it. using social media

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