Pallet Side Table

I was just looking back on all the projects we did this summer and realized I had totally forgotten to write about this one! Here goes another out of season post :) When Brian and I got our first load of pallets, we dove right into our first project. It was right around the time that I had gotten these wicker chairs (Click on the picture if you would like to read more about them) and needed something to go in between them to put my coffee on as I sit and enjoy our beautiful deck and backyard.

My inspiration came from this picture from 101 Pallets.

It looked simple enough to make. We had just gotten our circular saw, so that took some getting used to to get the cuts straight, but once we figured that out, it was smooth sailing.

We started with the legs and bottom frame by cutting four boards the same length for the frame, and then, using the pallet supporting boards (which were also cut to the same length. We kind of just eyeballed the height), made the legs.

We made the table top by screwing the four boards for the upper frame together and onto the legs, and then screwing the table surface boards onto that. I didn't worry much about concealing the screw head since it's supposed to look rustic. It's those little imperfections that make it charming, right? :)

Pallet Side Table

I think it looks perfect between those two yellow chairs. It adds a really great rustic element, plus it's totally functional. Oh, and not to mention the fact that it was free!


Look at that chunky little boy! I just can't stand how cute he is.