Simple DIY Pallet Coasters

by Kyle
6 Materials
4 Hours

DIY torched pallet wood coasters that can be made in just a few hours with minimal materials. These coasters look great, fit the budget, and are fun to make!

First, you will need a few pieces of pallet wood or similar sized scrap wood. Start by

. I am using enough wood to make 6 coasters. The pallets I am using are a width of 3 1/4". Use your saw to cut each pallet piece to a length 3 1/4". Each piece you have should now resemble a square.

Use a torch to char each side of each piece of wood. Make sure you torch it enough that it turns black, but isn't completely in flames.

Once each piece is torched, use a wire brush to brush off the burnt black part of the wood. Use a dry paint brush or cloth to wipe off any excess dust.

Your pallet pieces should now look something like this:


or finish and let dry. I'm using boiled linseed oil for my project.

You now have fully functioning pallet coasters icon Enjoy!

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  • Laura Kuffrey Laura Kuffrey on Feb 05, 2019

    Do you torch them for function or the look?

  • Goldbeargirl Goldbeargirl on Dec 22, 2019

    Love the "torched" look! Wonder if you could do an entire table like that??

  • Joseph N DeFranco Joseph N DeFranco on Dec 26, 2022

    Just wondering, why not just stain them Does the charred wood hold the burn smell?

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  • Brayjo12 Brayjo12 on Dec 23, 2020

    Using little stick on silicone pads on each corner will help to prevent scratches to your furniture. Love the look of these!

  • Shirley stirling Shirley stirling on Dec 28, 2020

    The brush looks like a wire brush, not a paint brush.