Having a coffee table on your living room is great as the focal point of the room or as piece to put things like a cup of coffee, books or as a place for the kids to do homework. If you do not have coffee table yet in the room or want to place a new one, you might consider putting coffee table that is made of wooden pallet. You may find ones on the furniture stores near you but since it is easy to make, you may consider making one. You do not have to have the skill of woodworking but you should have the material and the proper tools to make this wood craft ideas project on your own. It will great in the room offering rustic industrial look. It is extremely durable and especially great for guy’s room.
Furniture pieces made of pallet is getting popular now as the material is easy and cheap to get. You can find ones at large stores or a distribution company and they are usually thrown out when it has flaws. Choose weathered and worn ones for unique look. You will need two pallets for the wood craft ideas project, hand sander, Red Oak Minwax stain,
First, start your wood craft ideas project by sanding down both pallets using electric hand sander as it is easy and make the whole process easier than doing it by hand. And then clean the pallets from the dust. Stain both pallets with Minwax stain in Red Oak color. You can buy it at any home improvement stores. Each pallet will go through two small cans so it is better to buy 1 large can. Leave the stain on for about 5 minutes and then wipe off the excess stain. Let it dry under the sun for 8 hours. Make sure the stain is dried completely and then you can finish with three coats of polyurethane. You could try to use Minwax Semi-Gloss Fast Drying Polyurethane. Wait five hours between coat layers. After the third coat, let it dry longer to make sure it dry completely.
Next, fasten one pallet on top of the second pallet using large screws and a hand drill. After they are attached securely into a single table, put 4 4-inch casters or iron wheels on the bottom of the coffee table. You can also find them at home improvement stores. There is a caster that has lock on it that can keep the coffee table in one spot. The wheels are a great as you can roll the coffee table around as needed. That’s it, your wood craft ideas project is done and you can enjoy it with the family in your living room.