Challenge Kate: Pallet coffee table

Challenge Kate demonstrates to us how to upcycle a pallet and turn it into a coffee table.

Housetohome’s Kate tries her hand at making a pallet coffee table in the latest episode of Challenge Kate. How will our DIY diva get on? Will she rise to the coffee table challenge? Watch to find out more…

Want to try making your own pallet coffee table? Follow our simple step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Before you begin constructing your pallet table it’s important that you lightly sand the pallet first. Take time to remove any splintered edges and sand it gently for a smooth finish.

Step 2: Turn the pallet upside down to enable you to mark the holes for the castor wheels. You can use different sized castors but you may want to choose larger ones, that are more visible for a stronger, more industrial look.

Step 3: Make small pilot holes and then drill the wheels into place. Use smaller screws so as not to drill right through the pallet.

Step 4: Keeping your pallet table as rustic as possible means that you don’t even have to treat it. Although you may find that a light oil or varnish will seal it and highlight its natural look. Alternatively, you can create different effects depending on the look that you’re trying to achieve. Bright wood paints will give your room a pop of colour, or you can use a gloss paint to give it a shine. Top tip
Add coasters underneath the wheels to make sure that they don’t scratch or dent your floor.