Cheap and Chic Coffee Table Craft an easy and unique coffee table from two shipping pallets. Secure pallets together, one atop the other using wood screws. Cut a top and base to size from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and screw to the top and bottom of the pallets. Frame the top MDF piece with lattice strips to finish the edge. Paint entire piece and let dry. Cut decorative rug/fabric to fit inside top, secure with appropriate adhesive such as Gorilla Glue. Attach casters to bottom.