Super Simple Ideas To Make Fascinating Diy Pallet Table For The Garden 29
Super Simple Ideas To Make Fascinating Diy Pallet Table For The Garden 29

30+ Super Simple Ideas To Make Fascinating Diy Pallet Table For The Garden

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If you’ve ever been to the hardware store to buy some bits of timber for making a coffee table or something along those lines, you’ll no doubt have discovered just how expensive wood can be. In fact, many DIY enthusiasts have long since given up making their own items of furniture simply because readymade furniture usually costs less.

The big difference of course is that most readymade furniture is of a substandard quality. Yes, it might look good, and it might have those professional finishing touches, but that’s where it ends. The minute it comes into contact with any water, even from you mopping the floor, it begins to swell, and from there on it’s a downward spiral.

In the past, when I’ve recommended second hand timber pallets to friends who are DIY enthusiasts, they always tend to be skeptical. Admittedly, used pallets are usually made from cheaper types of timber, such as pine for example, but with a little bit of effort and creativity, they can be turned into really nice furniture.

Furthermore, you don’t need a fully equipped workshop either. I would personally recommend that you have an electric planer; a belt sander; an orbital sander, and of course, a drill. You’ll also need a few hand tools such as screwdrivers, saw, and etc. Once you have secured a few used pallets, your first job is to break them up into individual pieces of wood. and then simply store the various pieces in an appropriate place.

I never set myself any deadlines. Instead, I wait until I see an item of furniture which I really like, and one which I know could be made from the wood I’ve salvaged from the pallets. For example, I recently saw a really nice bedside pedestal. I immediately went home and started working out my measurements in order to know whether I had enough timber to make two; one for either side of our bed. The following weekend I went to work, and even if I have to say so myself, our pedestals look terrific.