Pallet Coffee Table With Candle Trough

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Once again, my daughter saw a picture of this coffee table and said "Mom, can you make this for me?" I guess I can't complain, I used to do the same thing to my Dad (master cabinet maker). So what the heck, can't hurt to try. Keep in mind this will be my first attempt at something this large but I don't think it came out to bad. It was a learning project and if I was to make another one, I might do a few things differently.
Get a pallet and take it apart. Cut and lay out to width and length you want. I use 2 boxes that contained liquor from the the liquor store (they were going to throw them out - so now I have 6 of them) These were used in the center. I then flipped it over and added legs and supports. Of course my daughter thought she should have had a shelf underneath but that will be for the next one !!
Before the polyurethane was applied there was lots and lots of sanding. If you don't have a sander it might be worth buying one. Walmart has them as cheap as $19.95. Here, the first of 12 coats of polyurethane has been added. Sand lightly in between each coat and wipe with slightly with a damp cloth to remove the "dust". Repeat.
The finished product. I didn't not stain any of the wood so the different colors are because of different kinds of wood. I kid my daughter about all the candles, that she could light and heat her house at the same time.
I'm thinking you could also line boxes in the center with plastic or even use small plastic flower boxes and plant some plants, succulents, etc in them. Just a thought.

Suggested materials:

  • Wooden pallet   (trucking company)
  • Polyurethane   (Lowes)
  • Screws   (Lowes)
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