I want to show you this amazing pallet coffee table. My 15-year-old son, Thaddeus, made for me with the help of my husband Tom, they found it easy to make.
To start with they got a great pallet that was already rounded on the sides. I have found lots of different places here that give away pallets for free. Just check they are in good condition and have HT (Heat Treated) stamped on them. You don’t want ones treated with chemicals.
The great chunky legs where cut off an old dinning table.
They had to purchase a few boards from the local hardware store to fill in the gaps on the pallet top, It was possible to get them cut to size to make it easier. Next they sanded it down where needed on the top and sides. Leaving some rough added character.
It was really exciting to see the result of using a pallet. They did a fantastic job of making this table for me. I love it!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I then painted the sides and legs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Old Ochre. I did a couple of coats of paint, but left areas of dark brown legs unpainted to show through. Just because I love the contrast between the dark stain on the wood and the Old Ochre Paint.
I waxed the top and sides with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and next Dark Wax. Was quite heavy in places with the Dark Wax, especially over the rough areas of the wood.
Was so very please with amazing pallet coffee table!
Had to include Rodeo our puppy in the shots, but he really is not suppose to be on the sofa.
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