How many of us have those annoying wooden pallets taking up space around the house? Chances are you don’t even remember where they came from or how they got to be leaning against the back wall of your home.
The good news is there are plenty of free plans available that will turn those old useless pallets into a beautiful and unique table. All of these plans are not only turning something into a sustainable accessory, but they are also projects you can get started on today!
Take a look at the 20 best free plans that will teach you how to build a pallet table.
1. Computer Desk with Wall Shelf from DIY Pallet
This handy project comes from DIYPallet.com. This is a medium skill-level project that will create a unique and storage-abundant place for you to work, read emails, or just browse the web.
2. Corner Table from DIYtomake
This option is courtesy of diytomake.com. This is a reasonably easy project that even beginners can accomplish, and it will add a stylistic touch to any rustic living space.
3. Picnic Table from DIY Pallet
This plan comes from diypallet.com. What is better than an outdoor picnic table? They are convenient for barbecues, poolside, or for any other outdoor occasion. Although you need a bit more skill for this DIY project, the plans are fairly simple.
4. Vanity Table from 1001 Pallets
The custom vanity table pallet plan is brought to you by 1001pallets.com. Although we admit that this project will take more time and require a higher skin level, there is no end to the personal touches that can be added to this project. You can stain or paint the wood, add lights, and even make a matching chair to go with your beauty and skincare storage. Adding a mirror is also easy.
5. Plant Stand from Pallet Wood Projects
Palettswoodenprojects.com is the next creator with their beautiful plant stand table. Although this is a simple build that requires few tools and other hardware, you can add as many or as little details as you want.
6. Kitchen Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
If you want to bring a little rustic beauty to your kitchen space, Easy Pallet Ideas has yet another excellent plan. You can customize this table to suit your needs. It can be made smaller, as well, if your kitchen space is limited. Overall, though, it will make a great addition to your home.
7. Fish Tank Table from Instructables
If you need a place for your fish tank, look no further than Instructables. This site will give you all the necessary measurements, tools, and hardware needed to create this one of a kind fish tank table complete with underneath storage space that will benefit your home.
8. Bar Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
This no muss and no fuss option is easy to build and provides a bar-like atmosphere for your backyard or even the inside of your home. Stain the wood to match other furniture or leave it natural for an outdoorsy and rustic appeal. This is a great summer project from Easy Pallet Ideas.
9. Display Table from Pinterest
This little gem was found on Pinterest. This display pallet plan is simple, yet elegant. If you have an old window or a piece of glass, you can turn an old pallet into a work of art where you can display other works of art.
10. Coffee Table from 1001 Pallets
One of the most practical pallet tables you can DIY is the coffee table. There are so many varieties that it can be hard to choose which one you like the best. Regardless, 1001 Pallets has a great basic plan that can be morphed into your custom creation.
11. Entertainment Table from Instructables
Though a case could be made that this option is not a table, we figured it had a flat surface, so it works! This is another simple eight-step project from instructibles.com. This little number will hold your tv, cable box, DVD player, and other items with security.
12. Patio Table from Place of My Taste
Place of My Taste has come up with a cute patio table on wheels. This is the perfect summer accessory for the warm months. Pick your own colors and add chairs around the table for outdoor gatherings.
13. Side Table from 101 Pallets
101 Pallets has given you a bunch of great ideas for this simple DIY project. Whether you need a coastal style side table next to your Adirondack chair, or a high sheen traditional piece for a sitting room, these simple plans will allow you to create the perfect side table with nothing but an old pallet.
14. Mini Bar Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
Easy Pallet Ideas has shown us that you can make a minibar with little effort out of old wooden pallets. Complete with inner shelves, this is a great addition to any casual space where you like to relax and kick up your heels. Though it needs a moderate amount of skill, the end result is well worth it.
15. Kitchen Island from Joanne Inspired
A common complaint regarding a homeowner’s kitchen is the lack of counter space. Joanne Inspired has solved this problem with an easy DIY pallet solution. She keeps it simple and easy, so you can add your own personal taste to the project.
16. Nightstand from Instructibles
From Instructibles.com we have a simple nightstand design that can be done with a basic skill level. If you really want to test your skills and add a fancy detail, these plans also break down how to add a cut out symbol like a heart, as well.
17. Kids Play Table from Palletlist
Palletlist.com has come up with a great solution on how to keep kids paint and play dough contained in one spot. They can color, paint, and play to their heart’s content without you having to worry about staining your furniture. Add a sink or blocks to make it an even more versatile “house” play table.
18. Asian Inspired Table from 1001 Pallets
If you want something eclectic that will stand out and be truly original, this DIY project by 1001 Pallets is a good choice. This is an easy to accomplish, Asian inspired table where the craftsmanship is in the details. You can keep this project simple, or add small touches that will still give the table a minimalist air with unique accents.
19. Lift Top Coffee Table From 101 Pallets
If you have never seen a lift top coffee table, 101pallets.com has a great plan for you to DIY this project yourself. This plan takes a bit more skill and hardware, but the end result is a table with convenient storage that you can lift and use as a desk or dinner table.
20. Garden Table and Chairs from A Piece of Rainbow
This last option is going to take some skill, additional materials, and time, but the end effect is unique, quaint, and original. A Piece Of Rainbow has delivered precise instructions to create this set with enough giggle room to make it your own. Not only will you have a beautiful set to welcome in the Spring, but this set stacks for easy storage during the off-season.
These DIY pallet projects will take different levels of skills, hardware, and time, but the end results will give you sustainable pieces that reflect your taste, style, and creativity. By using different hardware, wood stains, paint, and other materials, you can design a table that is coastal quaint, rustic comfort, and unique modern all while utilizing spare parts found in your own back yard!
We hope you enjoyed learning how to build a pallet table of your very own with one of these genius plans!
Featured Image Credit: 101 Pallets
Pete has been working in the trades since high school, where he first developed a passion for woodworking. Over the years, he has developed a keen interest in a wide variety of DIY projects around the home. Fascinated by all sort of tools, Pete loves reading and writing about all the latest gadgets and accessories that hit the market. His other interests include astronomy, hiking, and fishing.
As the founder of House Grail, David’s primary goal is to help consumers make educated decisions about DIY projects at home, in the garage, and in the garden.
- 1 1. Computer Desk with Wall Shelf from DIY Pallet
- 2 2. Corner Table from DIYtomake
- 3 3. Picnic Table from DIY Pallet
- 4 4. Vanity Table from 1001 Pallets
- 5 5. Plant Stand from Pallet Wood Projects
- 6 6. Kitchen Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
- 7 7. Fish Tank Table from Instructables
- 8 8. Bar Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
- 9 9. Display Table from Pinterest
- 10 10. Coffee Table from 1001 Pallets
- 11 11. Entertainment Table from Instructables
- 12 12. Patio Table from Place of My Taste
- 13 13. Side Table from 101 Pallets
- 14 14. Mini Bar Table from Easy Pallet Ideas
- 15 15. Kitchen Island from Joanne Inspired
- 16 16. Nightstand from Instructibles
- 17 17. Kids Play Table from Palletlist
- 18 18. Asian Inspired Table from 1001 Pallets
- 19 19. Lift Top Coffee Table From 101 Pallets
- 20 20. Garden Table and Chairs from A Piece of Rainbow