Vika Curry

Published on July 23rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Pallet desk

Materials: 4 Vika Curry legs + 1 pallet + 5mm thick ply wood + floor boards

Description: My plan was to create the cheapest and the most functional desk I can. (finally I have spent about 30 euros)

But the great idea with the pallet is the desk surface is doubled thanks to a large storage space

See more photos of the Pallet desk.

~ pierre vedel, France

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Jules Yap

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16 Responses to Pallet desk

  1. Connor says:

    That looks great. I wouldn’t paint it, it’s already perfect.

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  4. pierre says:

    Hello, I have designed a new version : more ergonomic, more robust and nicer :)
    see the new version[email protected]/sets/72157631767305051/

  5. Candace says:

    I’m a big fan of DIY pallet furniture.. so naturally, I love this! The rustic/industrial look isn’t for everyone.. and obviously it was sanded down.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Racking says:

    I like it – simple and effective. Agree about the splitenrs though! A quick sanding and a bit of varnish though and you shouldn’t have any problems…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Always let wood show.
    I feel so sad to see paint hide the beauty of wood.

  8. Carlito says:

    Those legs are quite strong. I used them to make a rather large gaming table with 6′ X 3′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood. The legs can be unscrewed from the base plate making it easy to break down and store in the garage.

  9. tulkas!? says:

    legs don’t look strong. it is still attractive though.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good cheap design. Only problem is that it looks cheap. It also doesn’t help that I work in a warehouse, so this wasn’t exactly a welcome sight.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I believe most wooden pallets are made from pressure treated wood. Which could mean a lot of pesticides leaching out of your desk. Just be careful.

    • Anonymous says:

      Couldn’t be more wrong! Look at it, its plain wood and the treatment it could have received its not the pressure one, so no pesticides

  12. Phil Hoyt says:

    Where on earth do you get pallets that look that nice?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Great idea!! I think I might simplify it just a bit then paint a design on it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is there a place to store tweezers?

    Because you’re going need them to remove all the splinters…

  15. Anonymous says:

    That table needs to be painted. It will look a lot better.

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