the shipping pallet dining table
Daniel made this dining table entirely from carefully disassembled shipping pallets and finished it with a mixture of coconut oil and locally-harvested beeswax. It’s his masterpiece, and I am as giddy as a kid at Christmas. He’s not new to building: his dad is an accomplished woodworker, and Daniel built the bookshelf and media console in our living room, as well as the standing desk/bookshelf in our bedroom/study (seen here) – not to mention the two coolest bottle sculptures ever (here and here).
Earlier this summer, we sourced the mostly-oak pallets from a pallet dealer down the road. (No truck garden plants were harmed in the process!) We paid $32 for eight pallets, two of which are still intact, and Daniel used some of the pieces to build the containers for our succulent garden.
I love how Daniel preserved the architecture of the pallets, especially in the bracing and in the legs, but created a beautifully streamlined silhouette.
A few readers have requested a photo of the underside of the table, so here it is:
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