Rustic side table made from free pallets.

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 488 days ago 4723 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 488 days ago

Cool project, Steve!

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#2 posted 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

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!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

Wonderful use of pallets

-- Norman

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#8 posted 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

Always fun to watch Steve. Thanks

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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#10 posted 488 days ago

Well done Senor Steve.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#11 posted 488 days ago

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

-- Woodify ~~

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#12 posted 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

Always entertaining and useful as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 487 days ago

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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