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Rustic, Farmhouse, Reclaimed Pallet Mish-Mosh / Occasional / Coffee Table

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Project by svenbecca posted 132 days ago 1225 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry, y’all. I copy and paste the ads from my Etsy page. I don’t like retyping the same information if it’s already done. I don’t mean to make it sound like I am selling it to you all. I know that each of you can build this (probably better) with little effort.

This would look amazing in any farmhouse or rustic d├ęcor. This is made completely from reclaimed pallet wood. This is from one pallet so there are many variations in wood. There is red oak, maple, and (what appears to be) hickory. I accented the table with 1/8 inch inlay of purpleheart around the surface, the skirt and the legs. This table is full of character and rusty nail holes. It is finished with four coats of satin polyurethane.

Dimensions:
Height: 24 inches
Width: 22-1/4 inches
Length: 35-3/4 inches

Cornerstone Flats

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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Steve Cherry

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#1 posted 132 days ago

Very nice project. I love the idea of using reclaimed wood for projects like this. I am a driver and at our terminal they throw away lots of wood that is a shame that it just goes to the dump. Did you use a belt sander to smooth the table? Was it difficult getting the pallet apart? I know some of them use those power driven screw type nails which I think can be pretty tough to extract. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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svenbecca

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#2 posted 132 days ago

I run the boards through a planer to get them the same thickness as most of the pallet slats are rough cut. The nails are pretty easy to get out, actually. I cut them all off about 1/2 inch or so then drive them through and pull them out with a large pair of channel lock pliars. It is time consuming, but relatively simple. I found shortening the nails are better than trying to drive the long ones out because then they have a tendency to bend and frustrate a person.

This whole table was made from just the slats. I still have about half of the slats and three 10’ 2X6 oak runners on this pallet. That will be the start of a bed frame for my oldest daughter.

So far I have been able to find red oak, white oak, maple (ambrosia and spalted), and hickory from these pallets.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 132 days ago

Very nicely done

-- 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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gsimon

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#4 posted 132 days ago

love the table and the reclaimed wood – lots of charm and skill

-- Greg Simon

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redryder

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#5 posted 131 days ago

Purpleheart on a funky pallet wood table??
Very cool…..............

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

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Mustang67

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#6 posted 131 days ago

Cool table. I like the reclaimed wood, really like that purpleheart accent.

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fisherdoug09

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#7 posted 131 days ago

Beautiful table. Using reclaim lumber just makes tables and other furniture pieces stand out.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#8 posted 131 days ago

That purpleheart inlay is fantastic. Totally changes the table into a whole different animal. Well done

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Manitario

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#9 posted 131 days ago

This is really nice! The rustic feel, combined with the purpleheart inlay is fantastic.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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camps764

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#10 posted 131 days ago

definitely deserving of a top spot on LJ’s. Love the table for all the reasons everyone has already said. I also really dig the taper you put on the legs. The purpleheart, taper and layout of the boards on the table top make this a next level farmhouse table.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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Gpops

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#11 posted 131 days ago

Beautiful table, can I ask about the joinery on the table top? Are you floating the slats or just gluing them all together? Don

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svenbecca

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#12 posted 131 days ago

If I remember correctly, the slats are joined with #20 biscuits. The slats are joined to the center support and border with centered 3/8 oak dowels. In my opinion, they help keep everything together better that just gluing and/or biscuits.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Gpops

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#13 posted 129 days ago

Reason I was asking was I have had problems with expansion problems with projects with a frame around them. Thanks for the information. Maybe the thin slats help prevent problems. Sure is a handsome table. Don

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svenbecca

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#14 posted 129 days ago

I have used dowels to support most of my table tops. The only ones I have had issues with are the ones I didn’t use them on. I’ll send you a message with the layout of all my tops with the dowels. They are all basically the same, just different materials and accents.

I am about to build an 80-96 inch long dining table and will use the same layout. It seems to work, so why mess with it.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Gpops

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#15 posted 129 days ago

I agree, If it works don’t mess with it. Thanks again for the followup. Don

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