Build a table from pallet wood in 4 steps

Furniture and art made from ordinary wooden pallets have become extremely popular, and this is probably because of how inexpensive it is to produce.

You are able to make a table, seating, wall hangings, even a bed base for less than R500.

Stacking three pallets on top of each other gives you have a rustic coffee table for your living room. Or, you can go more complex and actually build something.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to build your own display table, for no more than R150, with a little help from Gumtree.


What you’ll need:

  1. Four pallets
  2. A jigsaw
  3. Sandpaper
  4. Suitable wood varnish


Step 1:


Cut your pallets in half for a more suitable size side table. Be sure to cut on the outside of the middle blocks that hold the space between the back and front boards.


Step 2:

By stacking four of these halves on top of each other, you have a table.


Step 3:

Sand all the pallets down, removing splinters and rough edges. Once you’ve sanded it down, sweep away any excess dirt and dust.


Step 4:


To finish it off, varnish the pallets – this will prolong the life of your table and give it a finished look.

**Pallets are available on Gumtree for around R20 each.


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