This week I embarked on my latest creation adventure which I made out of pallet wood boards… a patio table with benches! I wanted this to look prestine and clean while maintaining a sort of rustic feel that the pallet wood gives to it.
So I went through my stock of pallet boards and pulled the best quality / matching sized boards I could find and used them in the project. The only things I bought for this project were the screws (I normally use the pallet nails for the ultimate recycling, but I wanted something more sturdy for the set), water proofing seal, stain and sand paper (all of which I had in my storage so really I spent nothing on this project), I use a “1/4”” Finishing Sander” from black and decker with a “7-1/4”” 12 Amp Circular Saw” type model from Ryobi. Over the coarse of the week I produced what you see below through endless sanding, gluing (and dodging northeast rain storms) and utilizing a unlimited amount of patience! Finally I applied “1 Quart Antique Maple Gel Stain” which I think really brings out the beauty of this set. I also built garden boxes from pallet wood, but I will post about those later on. I really want to build a “Lynchburg Quartz Chime Grandfather Clock”, or “Majestic II Grandfather Clock”, but it will take more planning and time (I will blog this entire process). I really want to build a “One Person Real Kayak 17 Canoe” (not with pallets lol!) as well! Enjoy my project photos below!
vertical view (not crooked, just poor photography)
gonna build 3 more of these!
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