Even if you build pallet desks that are designed mostly for work and the like, children may become interested into the idea of having an own pallet desk. In the case we’re talking about girls, pink would be a valid option for the demanded colour, and given my personal faibles for some ponies (although I’d never prefer Pinkie Pie to Rainbow Dash) I hardly can resist. Requests: the table should be as triangular as the previously built triangular pallet desk, just a bit more pointed. And pink. So lets get the wished colour stirred on demand from the local hardware store, get some wood and a pallet and your trustworthy crowbar and off to work.

Pink Pallet Desk - preparing the triangular cut

Pink Pallet Desk – preparing the triangular cut

Removing superfluous bars from the pallet - crowbar action

Removing superfluous bars from the pallet – crowbar action

Again: some quick and mostly easy work, it took me a saturday afternoon to have the desk built. It is quite the same construction as the first triangular pallet table.

First: mark the angle. Before sawing off the corner part, have some crowbar fun: tear off a whoile side pallet leg and half of the middle leg. Tear out nails or cut them off with a cutoff saw, if necessary. As usual: have everything brushed/cleaned/grinded before further assembly and/or painting.

Pallet table  grinding the raw pallet

Pallet table grinding the raw pallet

Pink pallet desk - cutting the triangle

Pink pallet desk – cutting the triangle

Then cut off the corner. Fix the main beam at the back side of the desktop elements and use some cutlage to stabilize the loose pallet boards on the diagonal front.

The substructure was built this time with a) one Ikea Ivar board plus some thicker plywood waste wood i could get out of the wood cutting section of the hardware store for free. Before you begin to attach those parts to each other, have them cutted fitting to the bottom side of the desktop and to the desired height, of course. Attach them to each other with hinges/fittings as desired, but do not fix them directly to the tabletop.

Pink pallet desk - sub-structure construction

Pink pallet desk – sub-structure construction

Pink pallet desk, desktop and painted substructure

Pink pallet desk, desktop and painted substructure

Turn the pallet table desktop into the final direction – upside up. Lay the plywood desktop cover board onto the triangular pallet structure, mark the edges and have them cutted clean and precisely. Screw everything in place. Afterwerds have everything painted pink. OK, or in the desired colour. While this table is entirely painted, i chose the cheap plywood for its getting coloured either way. If you use transparent colour or even clear varnish etc. use some better looking wood for the top board.

Pink pallet desk, finished painting

Pink pallet desk, finished painting

Pink pallet table, triangular desktop

Pink pallet table, triangular desktop

Yay, everything is so pink. Now let dry. A i told, i hjad the colour tone mixed in the hardwarestore and used about the half of the litre i bought (that was the smallest amount to have mixed in tone on demand. This paint ist waterbased (quite normal wall paint), of a kind of silky matte color, which is fairly robust and scratch-resistant after drying. And it has a surprisingly pleasant surface feeling.

I really don’t know why the colour looks so different when i photographed the finished table. Its indeed completely pink, even if it looks red on the last two photographs. Some iphone camera/flash thing, i guess.

Girls desk - pink pallet table, finished

Girls desk – pink pallet table, finished

Girls pallet desk, in use

Girls pallet desk, in use

Again, finally the shopping list: about ten bucks for color, another ten bucks for the tabletop board, and another four bucks for the main beam. Fittings were lying around, if you need those, too, you should be done with about tghirty to fourty bucks.

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