DIY Mobile Pallet Coffee Table

6 Materials
4 Days

How to build a mobile coffee table for an outdoor porch using wood pallets.

Mobile Wood Pallet Coffee Table.

Two Pallets Needed

We picked out two pallets that we had on hand from our winter pellet deliveries.

Preparing the Pallet Wood Boards

First, we took a saw and cut right down the pallet to the dimensions we had chose, 2 feet wide. Then we removed the boards and sanded down the number of boards we needed to complete the 4 feet length we also chose. The sanding is what takes the longest in this project. The rest is pretty easy.


I ordered 2 Shepherd Hardware 9346 2-inch medium duty plate casters, 2 pack from Amazon that had an antique copper finish for $5.68 for a 2 pack and free shipping.

Aligning the Pieces

Line up all sanded pieces to create the coffee table.

Lining Up the Wood Pallets

Closing Off the Ends

Once we did this, we decided we wanted to close off the ends for a more finished look.

Bolted the Ends

We added two additional boards on each end and secured them with a few random bolts inside.

Boxy Legs

We created the legs to raise the table to a tabletop of 19 inches including the casters to be added afterward. I show this process step by step up on the blog.

Boxed in Table Legs

Assembling the Coffee Table

Once the legs and casters were on, we nailed the table top boards in and added a glass top from a local glass vendor.

Finished Table

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  • Leslie
    on Apr 11, 2020

    Very nice project, thank you for sharing. I must do an FYI for those wanting to work with pallets but never have. All pallets are not the same. You must get those that have not been treated with chemicals. There are codes stamped on most pallets if no markings be wary of the pallet. Also make sure the pallet is clean of any spillage or stains. You can Google " how to determine if a wood pallet is safe to use" to get this information. It is imperative to know this info if you plan to use pallet wood indoors.

    • Cathy Hays
      on Jun 11, 2020

      I always get my pallets from the local grocery store. It is a great place to source them from because they always have tons and are happy to give me some and you know that they are "Food Safe" .

  • Ann
    on Apr 11, 2020

    Great information Leslie. Thanks for sharing🙌🏻

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