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Pallet Craft #1: Pallet Patio Table with benches set!

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Blog entry by Ethan Harris posted 741 days ago 4890 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!

Also on Blogger: http://blogspud.blogspot.com/2012/07/pallet-wood-patio-table-recycling-at.html


vertical view (not crooked, just poor photography)


corner view


table view


gonna build 3 more of these!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks



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Bob817

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#1 posted 740 days ago

That came out Awsome! What a Great Idea!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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Ethan Harris

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#2 posted 740 days ago

Thanks Bob!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 740 days ago

that is NICE!!!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Ethan Harris

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#4 posted 740 days ago

Thanks PurpLev!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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knz

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#5 posted 739 days ago

Great work with the pallets!

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Ethan Harris

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#6 posted 738 days ago

Thanks knz!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 88 days ago

Very nice table and benches!! I love recycling of anything.
.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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spudhogg

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#8 posted 69 days ago

Nice job Ethan. I have done quite a bit with pallet wood as well. Nice website, and an interesting name for your shop!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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