An original coffee table is expensive, but with pallets, it is not!
If you are planning to make your own coffee table with pallets, then I have collected about 33 coffee tables ideas to inspire you and help you get started.
Just lean on your couch and start browse the article and take the time to discover these coffee tables made from wooden pallets.
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1- A pallet coffee table with wheels
Let’s start this list with this simple yet beautiful coffee table pallet on wheels. This coffee table retains the look of recycling pallets. Its raw appearance blends perfectly with the style of the living room.
2- 4 legged coffee table (With a quick tutorial)
The previous tutorial explains it in detail to make your own coffee table with pallets. We love the end result, a nice mix of vintage and industrial look thanks to the metal feet. The photo below also proves that the pallet is particularly well suited for use to make a coffee table. Another advantage is the space available between the boards, which will be ideal to store some books or magazines!
3- Vintage Industrial Pallet Coffee Table
A very nice mix of industrial and vintage style for this coffee table in pallets. For the practical aspect, this coffee table is also on wheels.
Here, the feet of the pallets are replaced by a metal structure.
4- Pallet coffee table with lift top
For the more handymen, this pallet coffee table is good in both design and functionality. We love its smart opening system so you can store accessories hanging around the living room. The remote control of the TV for example!
You can learn more about this table here
5- A pallet coffee table with a glass tray
A pallet coffee table with a glass top, which protects the wood and gives a more modern and contemporary look to this piece of furniture. This coffee table is made from 3 pallets, castors and a glass top. The space between the boards is used here to store bottles of wine. A very good idea if you run out of space in the kitchen!
6- A painted Coffee table made with a single pallet
This magnificent pallet coffee table has a glass top and stands on wheels. It is easy to maintain, this coffee table gives a “tranquil” look to your living room. You can also paint your pallet in any color easily to suit the style of the room or the colors of the walls.
7- Scandinavian style coffee table
The pallets can also be used to make a coffee table that will complete the Scandinavian look of the show, the proof with the photo above! Just get 3 EPAL pallets stacked and fix them on wheels. The wood pallets retains its raw appearance, which goes particularly well with the very white look of the living room.
8- Customizing your colorful palette coffee table
Another nice idea of ”customization” of a pallet coffee table. Here, the pallets are painted to bring a colorful and original touch. A glass top is also attached to the top for easy maintenance and cleaning of the coffee table.
A quick easy tutorial to make a pallet coffee table on wheels
A very simple tutorial to easily and quickly make a coffee table with a pallet. The pallet is an easy to paint and customize. No need to be a pro handyman to fix casters on the pallet!
9- Coffee table in rough and aged style
A beautiful coffee table with an aged and raw look, with a Scandinavian chic lounge. A very nice mix!
10- A pallet coffee table with wheels
A beautiful coffee table with an aged and raw look, with a Scandinavian chic lounge. A very nice mix!
11- Lift top pallet coffee table
Another nice proof of the adjustable aspect of the pallets for the coffee table. This is a pallet coffee table with a glass lift top. Practical, functional and trendy!
12- Pallet coffee table with raised glass top
An original idea of customization and very trendy on this coffee table is that it has a raised glass tray. The pallet retains its original aged appearance; we can notice that the corner is damaged. This “raw “look beautiful with the more modern style of glass and metal used for the feet of the tray as well as for the casters.
13- Industrial pallet coffee table with drawers
A beautiful coffee table made from 2 wooden pallets, with drawers. The final look is industrial, thanks to the metal drawers and the use of the wire rack on top of it.
14- Outdoor coffee table in pallet with a planter
It’s very cool to make to drink your coffee when you have a punch of flowers on your table. This tutorial will help you make a coffee table that has a built-in planter out of pallets.
15- 2-level coffee table with pallet
This beautiful pallet coffee table has 2 levels. The bottom level is used to store magazines or salon accessories. The coffee table is painted white to better integrate with the style of the living room.
16- Customization of a coffee table in a pallet
If you still think that all the coffee tables in a palette look alike, discover the picture above, which proves the opposite! You can choose to customize the furniture to create the coffee table of your dreams. For example, you can paint the feet and even cut the palette to give it unique and rounded shapes.
17- Green pallet coffee table
A green “flashy” color is given for this pallet coffee table, which gives it a youthful look and brings a modern and contemporary look.
18- Small coffee table in pallet with large wheels
A small coffee table made from wooden pallet with large wheels, which gives it an original vantage look and a glass top is also attached to the top of the coffee table.
19- Pallet coffee table with stainless steel top
A very nice mix of genre with this pallet coffee table, which gives it an aged appearance with a modern stainless steel tray, fixed on its top! Most pallet coffee tables use a glass top, but as you can see, it is quite possible to install another type of surface.
20- Black pallet coffee table
The black color for this palette coffee table brings a nice looking with the chair and the rest of the decoration of this living room, while offering a great mix with the wall color and the carpet.
21- Pallet coffee table with storage spaces
An original and practical customization of this pallet coffee table integrates storage spaces inside it. It is ideal for storing magazines, books or even put some decorative stuff.
21- Elegant pallet coffee table
Pallet furniture can also bring an elegant touch to the living room. To be able to make this coffee table by yourself, you have to make the surface of the wooden boards soft and fine as much as possible and add some coating resin on the wood to have this soft touch.
22- A pallet Coffee table without feet
This coffee table is made from only one pallet and a glass top. The coffee table has no foot; it is placed directly on the ground. May be it is impractical for the household, but it may do the job as a temporary coffee table if you receive guests.
23- Multicolored pallet coffee table
A very nice idea of pallet customization for a coffee table with a unique look. Just paint the boards of the pallet in many different colors and you will get that awesome looking.
24- Overlay of pallets of different colors
A good-looking coffee! Each pallet is of a different color. The offset layering brings an attractive appearance to this coffee table, which will fit perfectly in a child’s room.
25- A pallet coffee table with 3 levels
You can even customize your pallets to make a 3-level coffee table, add glass trays on each level and fix 4 wheels on each corner to make that magnificent table.
26- Pallet coffee table for LEGO storage
If you are looking for an attractive and functional solution for the storage of the LEGO pieces lying around the house, check this pallet coffee table that will be perfect for the storage of toys! It is functional and practical furniture in a child’s room. You can add small plastic storage containers between the boards.
27- Overlay of pallets for making a coffee table
This beautiful coffee table is easy to be made from wooden pallets stacked above each other. A tray is also integrated into this piece of furniture, which gives it both a functional aspect and a unique look.
28- Pallet coffee table with cushion
This coffee table is made out of recycled pallets. You can put a cushion on the surface of this table; you can use it as a bench when receiving guests. You can also notice that the 2 pallets used for this coffee table are of different colors. One is painted white while the other, the lower one, is kept with its natural wood look, but you can add some coating transparent resin on it to protect the pieces of wood. The pallet cushions also bring a nice cozy look in the living room!
29- Pink pallet coffee table for balcony
30- Concrete pallet coffee table
Concrete is getting trendier over time in decoration, especially for the kitchen worktop. You can also use it to customize a wooden pallet and make a contemporary and unique coffee table. We like the very raw look of concrete that goes wonderfully with wood.
31- A marine pallet coffee table
This pallet coffee table is revamped to give a marine atmosphere to the living room thanks to the color of the navy blue paint, anchor, but also with the use of the rope for the drawer handles.
32- Coffee table with staggered pallet boards
I really love this idea! This DIY coffee table uses the wooden boards of the pallet in a staggered position to create a unique design and a beautiful piece of furniture.
33- Red lacquered pallet coffee table
The red lacquer used in the design of this coffee table in pallet makes it possible to bring a modern look to this piece of furniture.
How to make a pallet coffee table?
With all these ideas and inspirations, I think you now want to make your own coffee table in with pallets!
I have explained very interesting yet easy steps to create whatever you want with pallets. Those steps can be summarized as follows:
- Pick up your pallets
- Disassemble the pallet
- Prepare it for anything you want to make
I have discussed each step and made an in-depth tutorial for each one.
Advantages of a pallet coffee table
Easy to make and customize
The pallets are relatively simple object to use for your DIY projects. No need to be a pro to make a coffee table from wooden pallets.
They are everywhere and almost free; just pick up some wooden pallets and start making your project. We explain how and where to collect pallets for free in this article.
A palette is extremely flexible, making it an ideal object for all your projects of DIY coffee tables. For example, you can add casters, make it on two levels or paint it. That’s why there are so many ideas that can inspire you for your next project.
Original and unique
If you make your own coffee table from wooden pallets, you are sure to have a truly unique and original piece of furniture in your living room!
I hope you enjoyed discovering all these ideas and sources of inspiration for you to start making your coffee table
Unlike other furniture made from wooden pallets, the coffee table usually requires less DIY effort.
You can even start by using a few stacked pallets to start the job but the customization can go much further! On wheels or feet, industrial look or vintage style, with a tray or without, the pallets are flexible and can make the coffee table that you like the most.
Do not forget, the coffee table is not just an ordinary object for the living room; it is also a piece of furniture that will bring style, elegance and ambiance to your room, a real decoration in the right place!
The only limit is your imagination!
Customization is relatively simple. For example, if you want to adjust the height of your coffee table, simply stack several palettes or fix casters or feet. For me, I love the vantage look!
The coffee table pallet is of course used in the living room, but also on terraces, balconies and outdoors.
It’s yours !
What do you think of this selection of coffee tables in pallet? Are you going to start making a coffee table using one or more pallets? Leave your comments below!