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Project by Woodwrecker posted 05-13-2014 03:38 PM 10029 views 4 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t be too quick to discard those old crate boards.
I needed a new Computer Cart and this is what I came up with.
Solid oak head to toe.
Adjustable shelf on two inch increments.
(I may add another shelf if I need one)
PC bay, with open front and rear for ventilation.
Two inch locking casters for mobility.
The finish is Linseed Oil, Golden Oak stain and Shellac.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-13-2014 03:46 PM

Whoa!!! That’s just outstanding. Who says you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 03:54 PM

And beautiful dovetails too ! Great work Eric. Congrats.

In my next life I don’t want to be your thickness planer. I’d work too hard ! :)
However, I’d chose oak to have a second life !

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 04:01 PM

Very nice recycling job.
That was an exceptionally good crate I’d say.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 04:07 PM

Reclaimed lumber sure makes for beautiful projects. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 04:17 PM

Those dovetails are definitely needed for strength if you do not put a back on it. I would be tempted to put a partial back at the top and/or bottom. Oak is a strong wood, but over the years things I build tend to get repurposed, and the strength might be an issue.

Cool but clear here. It has been a good month so far in Anchorage.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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hjt

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#6 posted 05-13-2014 04:23 PM

Wonderful job once again, Eric. Do you have to buy your pallets and crates or do you have a place that gives them to you??

-- Harold

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GerardoArg1

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 04:36 PM

Beatiful recicling! And nice job in that dovetails. Congratulations. Very good work!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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hoosier0311

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#8 posted 05-13-2014 04:43 PM

sweet! nice job on the recycle,,,,even nicer job on the build.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-13-2014 05:44 PM

Nice job. I love recycling!!!!........Jim

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

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 05-13-2014 05:49 PM

Nice work. That reclaimed wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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ellen35

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#11 posted 05-13-2014 05:57 PM

When life gave you lemons in the person of the wood, you sure made lemonade!
That is unbelievable… !!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 05-13-2014 05:58 PM

Looks great, nice work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Steve Kreins

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#13 posted 05-13-2014 06:11 PM

I love projects like this that inspire me! I don’t have a lot of resources to go out and buy fancy wood, yet I’m getting good at finding scrap like you used. That’s for sharing!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 05-13-2014 06:20 PM

This will make people think twice before passing up old ugly wood. It’s like having a diamond in the rough if you now how to bring out it’s beauty! Look like you did! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Jeremy Greiner

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#15 posted 05-13-2014 06:50 PM

Look fantastic, I love the dovetail work.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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