Build your own garden table: endless charm for a small amount of money

Want to build your own garden or balcony table? This one will make a great impression
This DIY wooden table made from fruit pallets is easy to move around and will spruce up any space

  • Difficulty
  • Cost
    40-85 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h


Want to make your own garden table? No problem. Using four fruit pallets, you can build your own unique table in just two hours. And when the weather cools in autumn, you can find a home for it indoors.

You need
  • screw clamps
  • phillips-head screws
  • 4 fruit pallets/crates
  • 20 Phillips screws: 4x25mm
  • 16 Torx screws: 4x17mm
  • 20 nuts (M4)
  • 20 zinc-plated flat washers: 4.3x15
  • 1 glass pane that complemenets the surface of the 4 pallets
  • 4 screw-in wheels
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Video instructions

Step 1 6

Position the fruit pallets

To make your table, you first need to get the fruit pallets into position
So what should the table look like?

You need: Cordless drill/driver, screw clamps, Fruit pallets

Soon, your four fruit pallets will be transformed into your very own garden table. But first you need to bring together the crates on a raised work surface. Depending on how high or wide you want the table to be, you can position them on their long or short sides. Either way, make sure to turn them around so that the open sides face outwards – then you can use them to store magazines, books or blankets. Once you’re happy with the basic shape of your table, secure the pallets firmly to your work surface. To do this, simply join together two pallets using one screw clamp, and use another clamp to secure the pallets to your work surface.


Step 2 6

Drill the holes

You now need to drill holes in your future table
To screw together the pallets, you first need to drill holes

Locate the points where you can screw together the two fruit pallets. To make sure your table is as sturdy as possible, we recommend drilling at least one hole in each horizontal slat.

Step 3 6

Screw together the fruit pallets

Screw the pallets together firmly to ensure your table is sturdy
Use a ratchet and cordless combi drill to put together your table

You need: Cordless drill/driver, Mixed sets (bits, drills, accessories), phillips-head screws, nuts, washers

Insert the screws into the holes and, on the opposite side, put one washer and one nut over them. To ensure the screws are secured firmly and your table stays together, you need to tighten them. Use the ratchet to hold the nut in place on one side, while using the cordless combi drill to tighten the screw on the other side.

Step 4 6

Screw together fruit pallets 2, 3 and 4

The next step in making your DIY table: put it all together
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to screw together the other fruit pallets

You need: Cordless drill/driver, Cordless drill/driver, g-clamps, phillips-head screws, nuts, washers

To screw together the remaining fruit pallets, repeat steps 2 and 3: secure the pallets using the screw clamps, drill the holes, insert the screws and tighten them.

Step 5 6

Attach wheels to the fruit pallets

Wheels will make your table easy to move around
Whether you’re in the living room, on your balcony or in your garden – now you can take your table with you

You need: Cordless drill/driver, Wheels, Torx screws

To make your table easy to move around, first place it upside down and place a wheel on each corner, around 2 cm from the edges. Insert a screw into the wheel (there should already be a hole in the wheel frame) and use the cordless combi drill to screw it in. Now your table can go wherever you go.

Step 6 6

Add the glass pane

Your table is ready for the last step
The glass pane is the finishing touch to your table

You need: glass pane

Just one final step to complete your table: carefully place the glass pane on top of your table and, if necessary, secure it with double-sided tape.