DIY Rustic Pallet Coffee Table

Here’s a nifty project the boys came up with (with the assistance of the fine folks over at Instructables.com): A living room quality coffee table built from an old pallet and some casters.

From the fine folks at Instructables.com

It’s a detailed step by step with lots of pictures – if you’ve got a wood shop you should be set. Pallets aren’t hard to come by if you live anywhere near a business that receives shipping by truck – industrial places often have piles of them lying around. Find one in decent shape and you can buff out the rough edges.

They use rubber casters similar to these industrial balloon cushion plate casters, two with brakes and two without. Personally, I prefer the look of steel wheels for something like this – like these 8-inch semi-steel casters. If you have wood floors, however, the semi-steel might not be great. In that case, the balloon cushion might work better, or you could look at some non-marking poly casters.

If you whip this bad boy together (or any other neat DIY project), let us know in the comments!

Wheel and Caster is a locally owned business located in Spokane, Washington. We ship all over the country and strive to provide quick, helpful service. Wheel and Caster is a division of Norlift, Inc, which is also a pretty cool place. You can read more about it at the Norlift blog.

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