Kitchen Table Made From Recalimed Pallet Wood
I needed a new kitchen table and had pallets that I got from work for free. So my Daddy and I worked on making one! I used the legs from my existing table and made a new top.
My Daddy employed my son to help hold the pallets while he cut them apart.
We went to the hardware store and bought a thin piece of wood for the base of the table top. This was to support the top, since it goes past my existing table.
Then I began to put the table together, like a puzzle.
After we laid everything out, I used liquid nails and wood glue to glue it down. We used clamps and anvils to make sure the wood stayed in place while it was drying.
Next, we sanded the table with a band sander and filled in the cracks with wood putty.
After the wood filler dried, we sanded it again. I did not make the surface completely smooth, since I wanted a rustic feel. Now it was time to stain!
I ended up using about 3 coats of stain to get the color I wanted.
After the stain came 3 coats of polyurethane. I wanted a good barrier to seal the wood.
I painted the chairs and the base of the table a pretty blue to compliment the red of the table.
The finished table! I am so happy with how it turned out. The stained glass window behind it was rescued from our old church building.
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Published July 22nd, 2016 3:34 PM
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Victoria on Sep 22, 2016I have been making some tables too. I find super fun and enjoyable.
Erin Tallant on Oct 18, 2016My daddy found a wrought iron stand that was for fireplace utensils at a junk store. He just liked it, but didn't what I could use it for. I'm gonna make a small round table out of it. I cannot wait to get started, but i have a lot of projects going now.
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