We can all appreciate a good upcycle, so why not give it a go yourself? Gtech Power Tools make it even easier to expand on some home improvement skills and enjoy the accomplishment of making (perhaps) your very first DIY creation.
We made this side table from pallets using the versatile Combi Drill, and in just a few hours, you can make it too – no experience required!
The Gtech Combi Drill is a powerful tool that’s easy to use and comfortable to hold. With no cord holding you back, you can rapidly switch between drill, hammer drill, and screwdriver modes, allowing for an endless opportunity of DIY creations.
To create your own pallet side table, you’ll need:
- 2 pallets
- 80-90 x 30mm screws
- Wood saw
- 3-4 hours, depending on whether you are starting with ready to use wood or old pallets
- Someone else to hold things in place
We also advise that you wear gloves during this process to avoid potential cuts or splinters when disassembling pallets if you are not familiar with this sort of DIY.
Let’s get going!
1. Break apart the pallets and remove any nails from the wood.
2. Cut the wood to length (if your wood is a different thickness, adjust the measurements to fit):
a. 3 pieces: 36cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
(1x front base panel, 1x shelf support, and 1x base support)
b. 10 pieces: 34cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
(5 pieces per shelf/base)
c. 3 pieces: 39cm x 12cm x 1.5cm
(3 pieces for the top)
d. 15 pieces: 60cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
(5 pieces per side)
3. Place five of your base pieces next to each other lengthways, so that you create a 34cm x 35cm rectangle. On top of this, place the base support piece across all five of your base pieces, 1.5cm away from the 35cm edge. Using two screws for each base piece (10 screws in total), screw these into the base support. Repeat this for the shelf. Place these to one side.
4. Using four of the side pieces, make the outer frame. To fit the front two pieces of the frame, screw one of the side pieces in to one of the 34cm edges of the base, leaving 7cm overhang on the bottom, as this is where the front base panel will attach later. Repeat this on the opposite 34cm edge so that you now have your front two frame pieces attached to the base. For the back two frame pieces, repeat the previous step, leaving a 1.5cm overhang at the back for the back panel to be attached. You should now have your four corner pieces, attached to the base.
5. Slide the shelf into position, 12cm from the top of the frame pieces and screw this to the four corner pieces in line with the base.
6. Attach the front base panel by screwing this into the base support piece.
7. Build up the side and back panels, screwing them to the base and shelf. These don’t need to be flush to each other.
8. Fit the top. Make sure there is at least one screw going through the top pieces of wood into each side piece of wood.
And there you have it – your very own pallet side table!
If you don’t need a table, there are many more DIY creations that can be crafted with the help of the Gtech Combi Drill. Get creative with it and see where your imagination takes you!
What will you create?