Now that we have moved into a new house, a house with much more space – to include a space to use for homeschooling, I found myself in need of another table. Now, I really didn’t want to spend a great deal of money, because in a year from now we will be PCSing back down to the lower 48, and will have to take great pains to reduce our household weight again. That will most likely mean that the table I acquired would not be kept. So…what to do? What to do?
I made one!
I went to a local store, and asked the manager if I could snatch some pallets from the delivery bay.
I needed 3 for this project. One pallet for the top, and one pallet to cut in half for the sides. Then I used the third pallet to cut a few pieces. I cut the 4 pieces with 45 degree angled ends, and those served as supports for the corners. I sanded the whole thing down to make it smooth. Then I assembled the pieces. I bought some inexpensive MDF to put on the top to make a smooth table-top. And I spray painted the whole thing.
Originally I was going to stain it, because pallet wood is normally good wood with nice character….but I was impatient and really needed this table done quickly. And there it is! A nice, sturdy table for under $40.