Sooooo, I’m married. That means I am forced to look at a few pics every night from Pintrest of peoples “brilliant” ideas. After I got it through my wife’s head that I wasn’t gonna just nail a pallet to the wall and say I made something, I decided to see what I could really do with scrap wood. First step, break down some pallets that we get at work all the time. Next, yesterday at work I brought in my sander and borrowed my bosses 12 1/2” planar. Yes I said “at work”. What kind of wood working do I do for a living you ask? None, I am a home theater/ low voltage installer. Some days I love my boss!
So I got about two and a half pallets torn apart and salvaged what I could. Lots of red oak and maple. Then a bunch of stuff I can’t identify.
I was also surprised to find this nice little piece.
Sorry about the pic quality. I know this isn’t an easy task, made harder by the pictures but I was hoping for a little help identifying one of the woods. The two top pieces in the above pic are confusing me. I have about 10 assorted pieces of that wood. The coloring/hue? is very close to red oak, but as you can sort of see the grain is no where near as tight. It is also incredible light, lighter than any pine boards I have ever picked up. Just throwing this out there as the challenge of the day.
Definately have to find something interesting to do with it. What you can’t see in any of the pics is I saved 5 stringers of maple, two of red oak and one white oak. So I also have some nice beefier pieces. Next up will be figuring out a project or two to make the wife happy. Thanks for looking and any feedback!