Those charming low tables are always popular for casual summer table settings. I have had a ton of questions about how to build a table like this one- and they are so easy to make.
If you are like me- you are dreaming of fun gatherings with friends and family this summer. And while those gatherings might look a bit different this summer- we can plan special tables with our families. And one that is so easy- is a bohemian style table like I shared recently.
When writing my book, my editor asked for the focus to be on smaller gatherings. Simple gatherings. Creating inviting little moments rather than large productions and casual type moments. So while we included some larger long tables- we did also include more impromptu type gatherings that happened in the spur of the moment.
Two of the gatherings in the book involve a low bohemian style table. I shared a peek at the one in the backyard the other day- and there is another in the book as well… think ocean breezes. 🙂 And each of those tables also involved a pallet.
Today it is all about how to build a pallet table that you can enoy in your own bakyard.
What you need
Pallet – Any old pallet will do. This one was from a wood pile and nicely weathered- I just cleaned it up and brought to where I wanted to use it. Most important is that it is sturdy and does not have any nails or anything like that sticking out. You can get a square or rectangular pallet- choose one that has enough boards to create a sturdy table top.
4 Wood blocks (if you want it on legs)
Rough sawn planks– I used several 8′ long rough sawn planks on top of the pallet for a longer table top.
How to ‘build’ the table base
Seriously so easy. I did this two ways- for one table- it had short around 7″ legs made out of old 2×4 that we just attached to the pallet with a screw. This one had a bit more height than just being placed right on the ground.
For the other- it was simply a chunkier pallet. This allowed enough space to cuddle your pillows up and enjoy nibbles in an even more casual setting but was not as tall as adding the ‘legs’
For the top
All I did was lay the rough sawn boards right on the top of the pallet. These came right from the Re-Store last year and were perfectly weathered and worn and had lots of character with those old worm and beetle holes. I didn’t secure them- but you absolutely could add a couple screws if you wanted to.
Then- set the table, add your pillows around the edges and enjoy.
So simple and easy to do- and so easy to adjust the height, length and width to fit whatever you need.
This is such an easy table to put together. It takes just a few minutes and once you are finished- it is also easy to disassemble if you want to use the boards and pallets elsewhere.
You can see more of this Bohemian styling in my book Here
Don’t miss what my friends are sharing this week as well.