Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wanted:



This.  I really want this coffee table.  But since it generally runs about $450.00 - over $500.00 with shipping, it's not going to be mine.
          


But this one - is made from pallets.  You have to know which pallets to pick, what they've been used for and which ones are made from treated wood and which are not.  But pallets are cheap - or free - if you know where to go.    
  

                                
Which brings me to - 

WANTED:  ONE MAN (or woman) IN THE NW SUBURBS OF CHICAGO WHO CAN BUILD ONE FOR ME.

Eh?  You think I'll find someone?  Cause I really like that table.  If I had the proper tools and knew where to look for pallets I might try it myself. 


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7 Comments:

cindy said...

Not that it would do you a world of good but the guy across the street from me threw out 3 or so pallets. He did the same thing last year and my hubby carted them all over to my garden backyard. Each time we leave the driveway I look at him that pile is going down. Boy do I ever like this coffee table, maybe I should let him take them and make us both one each. I showed him the picture he said he is putting on his coat to cross the street and get the pallets, oh boy. Have a good one.

BetteJo said...

Oh I envy you! Here are some links for you -

http://flutterflutter.ca/2011/12/09/diy-pallet-coffee-table/

http://www.rusticgraceblog.com/2011/10/repurpose-old-wood-pallet.html

http://www.homedit.com/25-more-ways-of-turning-pallets-into-unique-pieces-of-furniture/

http://hereyesarewild.blogspot.com/2011/06/wooden-pallets-coffee-table-of-moment.html

There's even a book!
http://www.amazon.com/Build-Pallets-Joe-Jacobs/dp/1904871437

Pearl Blay said...

What a fantastic idea to repurpose pallets! Good luck with the handyman hunt.

Tonya said...

There is never a handy person around when you really need one. At least that is how my life goes. Good luck, hope you can find someone.

Shaiha said...

I love it! And it could be built sturdy enough to hold enough to hold cushions for extra seating

Teena in Toronto said...

It's soooo cute!

Lady Banana said...

I know a good handyman, but he's a bit too far away!