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Make This Vibrant and Simple Pallet Coffee Table

When the sun is shining bright and the breeze is blowing cool, nothing beats lounging around on the patio.

However, instead of perching on uncomfortable plastic chairs around a sterile glass-top table, you can sit in chic style while recycling with this cool pallet table.

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Materials and Tools:

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  • Two wooden pallets
  • Planter box
  • Measuring tape
  • Framing square
  • Saber saw
  • 100-grit sandpaper
  • Eight mending plates
  • 24 wood screws (1 1⁄4-inch)
  • Drill
  • Four concrete half-blocks



Step 1:

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If you like the idea of having planters built into your coffee table, cut the holes first. Use the actual planters to trace the cut-outs on the top pallet. Measure the height of the planters to make sure they don’t stick out of the top.

Step 2:

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Grab your framing square and draw the third and fourth cut lines, parallel to your planter cut lines.

Step 3:

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Using a saber saw, follow the cut lines to cut out the opening for your planter box in the top pallet. Sand the edges of the planter opening.

Step 4:

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Take the bottom pallet and place it top-side-down. Set the other pallet on top of it right-side-up. Attach a mending plate near the corners of the pallets. Mark your holes and drill pilot holes. Use wood screws to attach the plates. Use clamps if necessary.

Step 5:

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Finally, apply your primer to the pallets and your concrete block legs. Allow the primer to dry overnight, then paint one or two coats of exterior paint over the pallets block legs. Set one block under each corner of your finished coffee table and enjoy!

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