Stage 1, get yourself a pallet, the sturdier the better. Remove the bottom to your pallet and set the pieces aside for later use. You'll need them so try and remove the pieces without to much damage.
|stage 1, removing the bottom|
|stage 2, attaching sides|
Stage 3, sand the entire pallet to achieve your desired look. I'm looking for a vintage cargo style box, something that came off a ship 80years ago. 80grit paper works great, it will remove material, dirt, and smooth out the edges.
|stage 3, sanding the project|
|stage 3, top of project|
Stage 4, cut out four simple but chunky legs from a 6"x6". I wanted the project height to be comfortable to put your feet up on 13" will give you the right height.
|stage 4, cutting the chunky legs|
|stage 4, all the legs|
|stage 4, sand the leg edges with 80grit|
|stage 5, attaching legs|
Stage 6, getting that restoration Hardware on the cheap look. You will need some aluminum roof flashing and self taping screws. Some flashing's have either a copper side or aluminum looking side. For this project we went with the copper side. Cut out square pieces about 5"x5" fold two of the opposing edges, pound down with a mallet, then fold in half.
|stage 6, the supplies|
|stage 6, folding the two opposing edges|
|stage 6, folding the flashing in half|
Stage 7, attach your cool looking hardware with self taping hex head screws. Place the hardware just off set from the corner and start fastening down each area corner by corner.
|stage 7, attaching hardware|
|stage 7, the corner complete|
Stage 8, let's give it that vintage cargo look. With a stencil and flat black spray paint start masking and spraying your project, we went with "FRAGILE" it looks authentic.
|stage 8, first spraying|
|stage 8, second spraying|
|stage 8, the final look|
Stage 9, adding the final touch. Take an old, well worn, leather belt and cut it in half. Attach it to the sides for vintage handles.
|stage 9, adding the vintage handles|
BAM, the project is done!!
This table no joke can be done in 3-4 hours and has that amazing vintage high end "Restoration hardware" look.