D 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 D built the bookshelf and media console in our living room, as well as the standing desk/bookshelf in our bedroom/study – 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 D used some of the pieces to build the containers for our succulent garden.
I love how D 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:
When the time came to move our stuff across the country, we knew we wouldn’t have space for our beloved pallet table, but we didn’t want to part with it. D remade it into a desk-sized table that was perfect for our smaller space.