DIY Side Table6:54 PM
Due to a nice computer clean up, I lost a lot of pictures. I somehow had left these on my camera and was able to re import them onto my computer... but I lost all pictures before the first step so please just bear with me!
I started out with a whole bunch of pallets that I got for free at a local landscaping place. They were an awkward size but perfect for a size table.
I pulled apart several pallets with a hammer and crowbar. Brand new wood would work just as well!
I cut 6 pieces of wood 18" long and they were already about 3" wide. I lined them all up in an order I liked and attached them together with two pieces of wood that were 15 1/2 "
This is how the table top looked.
I cut 4 more pieces. Two 14" pieces and two 15 3/4"
I attached them around the base of the top to have something to attach the legs to.
And incase you wanted to see the look my feet were rocking all summer:
I did have to add a TON of wood filler to the top and the legs because it's reclaimed so there were a bunch of holes and cracks.
The top wasn't totally flat since a few pieces were warped but I think it adds character!
Not all the pieces were the same type of wood but after it's stained, you can't tell!
Now that the top is done, it's time for a stain!
Here's a comparison of a used and a clean stain rag... whew that was a chore to clean!
I suggest testing your options FIRST! You can test either on a scrap piece or on the bottom. I ended up going with the dark brown one on the top left. It's Carver Tripp 9304 American Walnut but I doubt they still make it any more!
Here's my finished stained top!
I cut 8 pieces of wood 26" long.
I love the look of a dark stain with white so I went ahead and painted my legs white.
I screwed the legs to the top and glued the legs together.
Here's the finished piece!