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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.
-- Eric, central Florida
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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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#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.
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.
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#6 posted 10-02-2008 01:35 PM
I like these kinds of projects, nice work!
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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 soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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