Rustic side table made from free pallets.

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 03-29-2013 07:40 PM 5375 reads 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shabby-chic outdoor side table made using limited tools. Anyone with basic skills and a few tools can build this project in a weekend. I made mine using free pallets I found on Craigslist. I’ve also shown a simple method for taking pallets apart.

Read more about this project and download free plans here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 07:48 PM

Cool project, Steve!

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 07:56 PM

Love your reclaimed man side table.

Not sure I have ever liked the term “shabby-chic” for anything…............................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 08:18 PM

That’s cool! I use pallets all the time too for bird houses, and other projects. Can’t wait till the April fools video on Monday!

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 08:19 PM

Nice… COOL… Simple… Project!

COOL way to handle pallets! ... sure beats the way I’ve been doing it! LOL

I’m curious though…
You protected the thing against water…
Then, you used a good BOOK to get the water from your glass instead of the table getting it… YES? LOL


Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 09:47 PM

Looks good. Make two and double the length of a third and now you have two end table and a coffee table. I like the look. For a kind of a cabin look

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 09:59 PM

Super STOKED about making this DIY project! I love your Friday videos, and daily keeks…..can’t get enough of them. I’m picking up some pallets this coming week, can’t wait.

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 10:32 PM

Wonderful use of pallets

-- Norman

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 11:56 PM

Steve, your videos always bring a smile to my face. Good lessons to learn inside this video. Thank you for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 01:23 AM

Always fun to watch Steve. Thanks

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 01:39 AM

Well done Senor Steve.

-- I never finish anyth

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 02:56 AM

Nice table. No more excuses why i don’t have any outdoor tables

-- Woodify ~~

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 03:46 AM

I have a stack of pallets that i was going to have someone haul away. Maybe before I do I’ll see if I can’t use your method for salvaging the wood and see if I can get some decent pieces. Then I can try and make one of these tables.
Thanks for sharing!

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 09:48 AM

Always entertaining and useful as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 12:31 PM

Thanks Steve! I just love your practical approach to all things WW-ing. Keep the videos coming, we love them!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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