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Build your own garden table from Euro pallets - step by step instructions

Build your own garden table from Euro pallets - step by step instructions

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With a bit of manual skill, stylish garden furniture can be made from simple euro pallets. How to build your garden table out of Euro pallets yourself!

Appealing furniture can be produced with Euro pallets

Turning old into new - upcycling is the new trend. So here it is not recycled, but immediately upgraded again. The result is unique pieces of furniture with a special rustic charm. (More about this trend here)

This trend is certainly not unknown to anyone who travels a lot on furniture blogs or flips through living magazines. Whether tables, benches, lounge furniture, shelves, cupboards or accessories - with a little manual skill, everything can be conjured up from Euro pallets.

The garden table is particularly suitable for beginners. Setup is easy and does not take unnecessarily long. If you are proud of your do-it-yourself garden table in the end, you should include it in your interior as a special eye-catcher.

" My advice: This new garden table comes into its own when it is staged with the right seating. Furniture made of wicker or stable teak wood furniture harmonize perfectly with this table (both seen on These materials are durable, easy to care for, 100 percent weatherproof and offer a high level of seating comfort. (Reading tip: make garden furniture winter-proof - care and storage tips)

Build a pallet table yourself - how it works

❒ Find Euro pallets

There are many pallets. Such pallets are very common to be found on building yards and in agriculture. Just take a look around you. Aren't there some locations where the pallets are stacked meters high? Here you can be lucky enough to get Euro pallets relatively cheaply. Just ask.

In addition, various classified ads portals offer Euro pallets for pickup. The prices here are very different, but average around 10 euros per pallet.

❒ material

  • 2 euro pallets
  • 1 thin plexiglass plate
  • 4 swivel castors, preferably with a parking brake
  • 4 small non-slip discs
  • Wood screws for mounting the rollers
  • wood stain
  • brush
  • abrasive paper
  • grinding machine

❒ Instructions

➤ Step 1: pre-treat Euro pallet
First you have to grind the Euro pallets properly. This is important so that you don't pull in fragments later. In addition, the paint will hold better later on the boards. It is best to use a grinding machine, it is faster and easier. At the corners, however, it is best to go over with sandpaper at the end, as these places are difficult to reach with the machine.

" Tip: Then try out with the palm of your hand once over the beams and check whether wood splinters still stick out anywhere.

➤ Step 2: Connect the two pallets
A pallet is so heavy that it doesn't even slip. If it is safer if the two are screwed together, wooden brackets should be made at this point.

To do this, take a roof batten and saw four wooden flaps of the same size. But measure in advance exactly how big they must be.

Now you can connect the pallets together. To do this, place the Euro pallets on one another with your feet, put one wooden flap on each corner and screw them together with the appropriate screws. A cordless drill is best suited for this. You will be done with this task quickly and without much effort.

If you want, you can only use one pallet for the table. Then you can ignore the second step.

➤ Step 3: paint the pallets
Now color finally comes into play. You can decide for yourself which color or glaze you use. To keep the grain, it is recommended that you only apply one layer. Paint the large area with a wide roller and the corners with an appropriate brush. You should let the paint dry overnight.

" Tip: It is best to paint your new garden table outside in the fresh air or in well-ventilated rooms. This way the color dries faster and it is always healthier.

➤ Step 4: Attach rolls
Now you can attach the roles. So that you can move the table back and forth later, you should use castors with parking brakes. I found rolls that are even suitable for lawn at At the same time, they also provide sufficient load-bearing capacity. So you don't have to be afraid that the table will collapse under the rollers.

Simply screw the rollers onto the lower corners of the Euro pallet and you're done. It is best to use special wood screws that have a sharper tip and do not splinter the wood when it is fastened.

➤ Step 5: Apply plexiglass plate
If you don't want small parts to fall into the cracks of the Euro pallet again and again, you should put a plexiglass plate on the upper pallet. Simply place a small non-slip disc in the corners and then put the plexiglass plate on top.

Your new garden table with a very special design is ready.

In this video, the exact procedure is explained to you in great detail. Worth watching!

" My advice: With custom-made drawers, the garden table looks even more impressive. Just take the exact measurements and get started.