Pallet Challenges #1: Pallet Challenge: Stool

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Blog entry by Donowoodworks posted 05-10-2012 07:19 PM 2593 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was challenged by some acquaintances a while ago to take part in a “Pallet Challenge.”

The Rules:

Wood materials: One Pallet, not purchased
Minimal hardware (screws, nails OK)
1 month timeframe
Document the build

There would be voting on the end results of each of our projects and the winner will get to pick the next contest.


Here’s my Pallet. It was about half of the size of a normal pallet, but I saw it by the dumpsters walking to class one day and had to grab it!

Cut off the edges for quick(er) disassembly

After being Disassembled

Planing Boards for glue-up for stool seat

Clamped and drying seat layer

That’s it for an hour. I plan on building this one hour at a time, since I have finals coming up soon!

-- -Mark Donovan,

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 08:09 PM

Challenged by “some acquaintances”. You mean reddit/r/woodworking, don’t you Mark? Or should I call you Montmark ? Seeing that box in two places is a pretty dead giveaway. I’m “NoCleverNickName” on Reddit, by the way.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 08:22 PM

I was wondering how long it would take to find some redditors with the cross-post! It’s a pleasure, Brian. Are you going to be making a stool as well?

-- -Mark Donovan,

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 08:24 PM

Sounds like fun, keep us posted on your progress.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 08:46 PM

Haven’t acquired a pallet yet, but it sounds like a fun project.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 04:29 PM

Hai guise.

Glad to see you’re making progress :)
if anyone wants to join in…. also, no limit on the number of pallets.

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