Build your own garden table: endless charm for a small amount of money
- Cost40-85 £
- Duration1-3 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.
- 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
Let's go - step by step
Position the fruit pallets
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.
Drill the 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.
Screw together the fruit pallets
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.
Screw together fruit pallets 2, 3 and 4
Attach wheels to the fruit pallets
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.
Add the glass pane
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.