Pallet Coasters

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Project by cgrooms posted 11-12-2014 10:04 PM 3056 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the mini pallet coasters I made. I made about 12 of them. I resawed some 1/16” strips on my bandsaw to give the tops a rough cut look. I cut some strips 1/4 wide for the runners as well. I glued them together by stacking weights on top of them. They’re 3 1/2” by 4” wide.

The last picture I took them to work and lifted a couple with our fork-lift just to get a cool picture of how small they are.

Credit for the design goes to Steve from

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 12:49 AM

Nice touch using the forklift!! Good job, they are cool

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 01:40 AM

That’s just awesome! Before I read your post I looked at the first pic and I didn’t see the router table in the back and was thinking “Jeez…. how many coasters does this guy need if he’s building them from stacks of palllets!” – only when I saw the router did I realize they were mini-pallets :-) What a neat idea.

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 03:03 AM

Ha ha – i was going to type word for word EWJSmith!
the scale really fooled me – neat idea
clever to bandsaw to get the rough look

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 03:29 AM

Sure hope they were made from old pallets!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 11-13-2014 09:57 AM

Pretty cool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-13-2014 11:47 AM

I made a toy wooden truck for my Grandson and made a few of these to go onto the trailer at the back.I wish I had made a few moreto be used as coasters well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 11-13-2014 01:31 PM

Always only positive words for pallet coasters.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-13-2014 09:00 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

I didn’t use old pallets to make these. I had to one to tear apart but it splintered to pieces when trying to pull the nails out, so I used some old lumber a friend gave me when he was tearing down some shelves in his garage.

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#9 posted 11-13-2014 09:44 PM

Nicely done! I’m planning on making these for Xmas gifts and I was wondering – what did you use for a finish?

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 10:13 PM

This is fascinating and very cool.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 09:50 AM

I will have to lend you my pallet lifter so you can move them around !

-- Regards Rob

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