|Project by Pallirondack||posted 07-29-2012 12:32 PM||1257 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
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.
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