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One Skid = One Table

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 10-02-2008 07:29 AM 2412 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another before and after.
The reflection hides it some what, but the grain pattern on top of the table came out really cool.
Just fooling around with free wood.
Thanks for looking.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





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woodspyder

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 08:58 AM

Cool table, great reapplication of wasted material. Nice finish too what did you use?

I saw a pallet in use at work the other day with 1 board that had “bees wing” grain pattern on it. Went looking for it later and could not find it.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 11:31 AM

I am a big fan of making gems from rocks…. looks great

-- making sawdust....

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rikkor

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 11:33 AM

Nicely done. This is precisely why I first thought to get a planer—to reclaim pallet wood.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 10-02-2008 12:06 PM

A beautiful creation made from pallet lumber.

A lot of nice wood ends up in the landfills, which is a shame.

I cringe when I see dumpsters full of good lumber in front of building, & remodeling jobs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 10-02-2008 12:20 PM

Thats real nice table and that is some good use of pallet wood.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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darryl

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#6 posted 10-02-2008 01:35 PM

I like these kinds of projects, nice work!

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-02-2008 02:11 PM

A beautiful piece of work. get wood where you can, and make treasures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 10-02-2008 03:17 PM

That is fantastic considering the source!

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

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jm82435

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#9 posted 10-02-2008 04:51 PM

great job, hard to believe that beautiful table came from a skid.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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kolwdwrkr

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#10 posted 10-02-2008 04:59 PM

I used to look at a pallet and see trash, and that’s where it went. Now that I’m a member here I’ve seen several “pallet projects” and am starting to see things in a different perspective. I may just have to break one apart myself and see what I come up with. Nice job

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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RobS

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#11 posted 10-02-2008 05:30 PM

Great save! ...and I’m not s-kidding.. ha!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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fredf

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#12 posted 10-02-2008 06:30 PM

I need to get a metal detector! (saves on planer blades) this is too cool!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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Don Newton

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#13 posted 10-02-2008 06:53 PM

Years ago I read an article about recycling pallet wood. The main points I took away from it was that you can get good pallets and crates from your local motorcycle shop. Most times they are glad to get rid of them. Since a lot of motorcycles are imported the materials can get pretty exotic. Of course the main drawback is the nail holes.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#14 posted 10-02-2008 07:15 PM

I have saved wood from a lot of palllets in my time and made beautiful projects from it . Your table looks great !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 10-03-2008 01:47 AM

I used to do this myself years ago, you did a great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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