Pallet Wood End Table Details

After finishing my coffee table I needed to make an end table to match it.  This table features a drawer that uses the end of a railroad spike, drilled and tapped, as the drawer pull.

Items needed:

  • Miter Saw
  • Kreg Jig 
  • 18" Drawer slide (1 pair)
  • Pallet Wood
  • Railroad Spike
  • Drill and Impact driver
  • Screws

Create the frame of the table and lay out some of the pallet wood on the top to get a rough idea of what it will look like, then cut the boards to size.

Next, cut notches in the cut to size bottom boards to fit around the frame of the table and make a face frame and box for your drawer and screw in from the back side.  Optional:  Use a propane torch to burn the edges of the drawer front as well as the edges of the top of the end table, this will give it a nice dark frame around it.

Do a final sanding before staining and then stain the project.  I used Minwax Early American stain on this project as well as a top coat of Minwax Polyurethane.

 Fit the tapped railroad spike and enjoy your new end table!