DIY Pallet Table with Hairpin Legs

Create this cheap industrial trendy espresso desk utilizing an previous pallet and a set of hairpin legs to outfit your front room very quickly! This espresso desk is ideal people who like to repurpose, house dwellers,  or these in search of additional space for storing- the open sides are nice for storing books and remotes! This venture is conceptually fairly straightforward and might be accomplished in about an hour’s time!


  • pallet
  • noticed
  • hammer
  • pry bar (or you should use the again of your hammer)
  • drill
  • set of 4 12 or 14 inch hairpin legs (obtainable from a number of on-line retailers)
  • clear varnish
  • paint brush

1. Begin by modifying your pallet to your required measurement. Noticed right down to measurement (or depart as is that if your pallet is already the right measurement in your espresso desk specs!)

2. Take away and exchange slats as wanted. All pallets are made in another way (and sometimes with reused items of earlier pallets) so they could have slats which are additional spaced or nearer collectively. If the slats are additional aside you possibly can take items off the surplus that you simply minimize off and place them into the open slats as above. Use a hammer to hammer out the slats and a crow bar to take away extra nails as wanted. Watch out throughout this step because the pallet slats might break if you find yourself hammering them off, particularly if the wooden is tremendous dry. Use warning to take away the slats in a single full piece!

three. Use a number of additional slats (or reduce a couple of items of wooden if wanted) to strengthen the underside of the pallet. Guarantee that you’ve 2 items of slats going throughout the underside of the pallet at every finish so that you’ve sufficient room to placed on the hairpin legs.

four. Connect the hairpin legs by screwing one to every nook on the backside of the pallet. It’s your decision to pre-drill the holds previous to drilling the screws in place.

5. Lastly clear coat the desk with a coat or two of varnish. Apply evenly and let dry for a number of hours earlier than bringing inside. Sanding down tough spots previous to varnishing is non-compulsory. Right here we left the sides tough for an industrial look.

As soon as the varnish is dry your new espresso desk is able to come inside to it’s new house. Add a number of books and a centerpiece for show!

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