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Project by Eric in central Florida posted 09-04-2014 09:45 PM 5468 views 21 times favorited 72 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once you learn patience, making projects with reclaimed lumber is fun.
This is a solid oak six drawer dresser made from pallet wood and lots of love.
Wrestling this material into submission is no easy task, but take it one step at a time and you won’t have any trouble…..patience
It is oak from head to toe, including the 7/8ths thick case, to the 3/4 ” full depth drawer dividers.
The drawers are 3/4” case with tongue and groove 1/2” drawer bottoms.
The drawer fronts are glued-up re-sawn panels made from a 4×4 each.
The back is also tongue & groove 1/2 oak.
There is not one board in this whole thing that is more then 3” wide….meaning about a ba-zillion glue-ups…lol
The guides are Kosta/Nova full length ball bearing soft close models that my daughter got for a steal from her work.
(God bless her smart little eagle eyes.)
Throw in dove tailed everything and some nice cove & bead edge treatments, along with shop made full width drawer pulls, and you have a very heavy dresser that I suspect will out-last me by a long shot.
The finish is about five coats of golden oak stain, polyurethane and wax.
I’ve included some of the process shots below.
The only thing I would have done differently is NOT start this big a project just as the “hot-season” was starting down here in Florida…lol
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





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dustynewt

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 09:50 PM

Awesome work. Tight dovetails and excellent pics to document. Thanks for showing!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 09:59 PM

Looks great. To think it once was a pallet or two.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Todd

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 10:08 PM

Lots of hard work I can tell. VERY AWESOME!!!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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MilFlyer

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 10:09 PM

You Sir, are awesome! This is the level of work I am aspiring to with palletwood. I have an endless supply here on base and definitely want to be able to make something of that level of skill and quality with it!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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mjn

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#5 posted 09-04-2014 10:11 PM

wow great work . i like the pics of the sides on the router table.

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 10:11 PM

That is really cool and all the work you put into it really shows. Love the dovetails. I really feel for ya doing that project during the summer in FL. Great job buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Paul M

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#7 posted 09-04-2014 10:24 PM

Nicely done.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 09-04-2014 10:44 PM

Fantastic detailed account of your build, the end result is amazing.

-- 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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woodshaver

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#9 posted 09-04-2014 10:59 PM

I guess I got to type something now, I ran out of pictures to look at. You did a super nice job on this project. Thanks for sharing all those great pictures!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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palaswood

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 11:34 PM

how do you deal with the nails you dont remove?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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gsimon

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#11 posted 09-04-2014 11:41 PM

very nice project – huge fan of projects using reclaimed wood
Using or reclaiming the wood through the whole woodworking process and retaining the imperfections and charm can be a challenge
well done!

-- Greg Simon

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lew

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#12 posted 09-04-2014 11:41 PM

That’s Gorgeous!
I really like the method you used to clamp the sides to the top during the glue up.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Tootles

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#13 posted 09-04-2014 11:58 PM

Certainly a big improvement for the pile of wood that you started with! It’s great.

Not just patience, but stamina too I think.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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normt

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#14 posted 09-05-2014 12:10 AM

A mountain o’ work, for sure! Ya done good.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#15 posted 09-05-2014 12:28 AM

Patience is an understatement! The only time I’ll ever spend that long near the same wooden box is when I’m six feet under. Well done!!!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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