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Counter sunk screw heads - grid24_12
Because you are working with hardwood you'll need to counter sink all the screws you put in.
pre-drilling and counter sinking the screw holes - grid24_12
You can buy a counter sink tool for you drill for a few dollars. It's a useful tool when dealing with thin woods or brittle woods.
under the table showing the reinforcing of the runner - grid24_12
If you want the table to look fair or even decent, , everything needs to be connected from the bottom. The table slats get one or two screws each. There should be no screws through the table top. This is the underside end.
bottom of table screws go into both pieces  - grid24_12
This is how you clip the top to the side runners to the top.
It's kind of funny that this table is now 10 years old, used every day and is still soild and level enough to put a puzzle together on.
Inside of pallet table. All these joints are screwed and glued. - grid24_12
The underside corner.
inside the pallet table - grid24_12
Outside corner of the table. Remember the glue. Regular old white glue will do. Furniture white glue is a little better.
The table leg is srewed to both side runners. It would look prettier if the screws were on the inside, but it would be weaker. - grid24_12
The table leg is srewed to both side runners. It would look prettier if the screws were on the inside, but it would be weaker.
underside of pallet table - grid24_12
The finished underside of the table.
We treated all the wood when we were finished with two coats of boiled linseed oil.
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