Would you like to build a nice vintage desk for your office? A piece of pallet furniture that will give a rustic feel and “retro” into your home using recyclable materials such as the pallets. The budget to realize it is very economical and versatile to our needs, since their size can be adjusted depending on the space available. Besides its design fits perfectly in different environments such as the kitchen, the garden or the dining room. To start building it you need time and dedication, and prepare a workplace free of obstacles and objects that could bother you.
The materials and tools that we are going to use are: 2 pallets, metal brackets, c-clamps, a saw, a hammer, a lever or a crowbar, wooden glue, nails and wood varnish.
First, dismantle the two pallets with hammer and a lever, removing all of its planks.
Once we have obtained all the planks we’ll make a selection for our future table. In our case, we have chosen two pallets of different colors, one light and one dark, whose planks have two different shades that combine together, as we show you in the next picture. Then align the planks on a flat surface and match their length with the saw. In our case, we have chosen a trapezoidal design, so we have managed to cut the boards of one of the sides diagonally.
Then, apply the varnish and wait for it to dry.
With the help of the c-clamps and the wooden glue join the planks, to start creating the table top. You only must follow the example of the next picture.
When you have completed the table top, we are going to calculate the length and width to construct the 4 supports that will make it more stable. Also cut off the 4 legs that we show you below. If you don’t find pallet boards long enough, perhaps you should buy them on a carpenter store, or recycle them from some other source.
Once we have fixed the 4 supports at the bottom of the table, we will post the 4 legs with the help of the screws and the metal brackets. To shore up the structure add 4 wooden props as we show you in the picture.
And presto! Now you can enjoy your classy desk made from pallets.