$2 farmhouse table

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Joined: 2013-01-11 06:11
$2 farmhouse table
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Are there any plans for the $2 farmhouse table made from pallets?

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Joined: 2013-01-09 10:30

I have built a lot of stuff with wood pallets. The biggest thing to consider for a table is that most pallets have been treated with chemicals like formaldehyde. Some are stamped with HT (heat treated) aka kiln dried and are generally safer. The bottom line though...is you never know where the pallets have been, what they have transported, or what they have been treated with to withstand wet environments.

If you are going to build a table I would recommend buying wood for the legs and the apron, since most pallets are not made with 4x4 and are far from square by the time they are retired. The process of removing the wood can be tricky. I use a reciprocating saw and cut the nail. Most pallets have ribbed nails so are a pain in the A$# to pull out!

I would use Ana's farmhouse table plan to make the base with bought wood to ensure a nice level and square base and then use the pallet boards to make the top!

I just recently built a farm table. Here is a link to how I did it.


Let me know if I can be of anymore help!

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