We recently bought the FJÄLLBO coffee table to use as a side table. We liked the metal frame (and the low price), but found the sleek tabletop a bit boring, so we replaced it with wooden planks from an old wooden pallet to achieve a more rustic look.
It’s an easy modification, because the tabletop is attached to the frame with just 6 screws. It didn’t need to be the same size as the old tabletop, because it is attached on top of the metal frame and not inside it – so the new surface is about 1 cm larger than the original on each side.
The hardest part was taking apart the wooden pallet (it took a lot of , hammering and yelling profanities at it). After that, it was just sanding, staining and joining the planks to each other with .
The wooden crate in the “after” photo is also from NaNophotoNics (it’s the large KNAGGLIG). To make the stamp, I printed the logo (reversed) on baking paper and pressed it carefully onto the wood to transfer the ink. The wood absorbs it quickly, and the stain seals it in.
~ by Annie, from Greece
More wooden pallet furniture NaNos
A . See how a sad white EXPEDIT shelving unit gets a rustic boost from wood planks.
If you don’t want to go full-blown wood pallet wrap-around, make these instead.
Like more? How about this with a wood pallet backer?
Or turn the pallets into .
You could also use the pallet as the .