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Project by Pallirondack posted 751 days ago 1155 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Ultimate Poolside Tiki Island Refreshment Table Oasis was a great day of woodworking, refreshment sampling, swimming and cookout. When i started working with wooden pallets, building ‘Pallirondack” chairs, Double Settees, coffee tables, etc., my buddy asked if I could build a tiki island table for his backyard. I said “Sure!”

I had about 6 weeks to plan. I found one eight foot long pallet that gave me all the table top boards I needed and I collected the other 2×4s and slats needed along the way. Everything you see in the finished product was constructed from recycled pallet wood, except for the three pressure treated beams. They plan to stain/seal the entire island in the next few days.

The table is 3 feet wide and six feet long. The table top as 1/4” gaps, allowing for Florida’s rainy season. The roof is eight feet long and just over 4 feet wide. It is covered with two layers of reed fencing from the Orange Box, with a 6×8 tarp sandwiched between the two layers of reed. The posts are anchored into the concrete with Simpson Strong Tie post brackets using redheads.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I was very pleased with the final outcome. With a sufficient amount of planning, recycled pallet wood can be used to create just about anything. Well, anything wooden… ;-)

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets





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Pallirondack

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#1 posted 751 days ago

And now my buddy wants some bar stools, too. lol…

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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Kookaburra

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#2 posted 751 days ago

This is a great pool accessory. I’d have one for the drinks and one for the dry towels! How well do you think the reeds will last? I am guessing they would be pretty easy to replace if they rot or mildew (the later being my big concern). Maybe you should thatch the next one :)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Pallirondack

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#3 posted 751 days ago

Kay, Excellent point about the reed fencing. We’ve already discussed a roof revision using a few different materials. Mildew/rot will be a problem for any material used unless its treated first. Which is what we are looking into. But for now, the reed fencing is fairly inexpensive. The staples we used have to be reconsidered, too. Always looking for ways to improve…lol…

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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