Pallet project

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Project by DaleHunt posted 09-29-2014 10:57 PM 2378 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This console table was made completely from pallet wood. I used pocket hole joinery and my air nailer. Hope you like it. My daughter helped me make it and she wanted to keep it but I sold it within two days. Told her we can always make her another one. I plan to make matching end tables with doors and a matching coffee table as well. I think the person who purchased this won’t be able to resist getting the rest of the set to complement.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 11:04 PM

From some old pallets to this… very nice!

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 11:24 PM

Just added another picture. The three chalkboard easels sitting on top of the console unit were also made from the pallet scraps.

-- Dale

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 11:33 PM

This is really great. I would like to hear how you cleaned and finished it.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 12:36 AM

You have to clean those things??? Kidding. I used a pressure washer and soapy water. After it dried, I just sanded it down and then constructed the table. The finish was simple… Minwax stains… Gun stock color for the top, trim and legs…. Jacabo for the insides and back… The doors were finished with clear shellac after applying home made stain which was made from vinegar, steel wool and red die. That’s it I believe.

-- Dale

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 12:41 AM

Incredible job., one of the finer pallet projects I’ve seen. Thanks for the info.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 09-30-2014 12:42 AM

Came out nice,and from pallet wood.Very rustic looking…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 12:44 AM

Very nice, just tore my first pallet apart today going to do some searching to see just what I would like to build, leaning towards a end table – side table. We’ll see.

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#8 posted 09-30-2014 12:46 AM

Its almost hard to believe that was made from pallets, very nice! I’ve come across some very nice wood in pallets at work sometimes and it depresses me when I see all the nail holes in it but I see you have used that to your advantage.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 09-30-2014 12:46 AM

the contrasting stains really set this off – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 09-30-2014 03:11 AM

That is a great piece. I’m sure the buyer will snap up the matching pieces

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#11 posted 09-30-2014 11:03 AM

It sure looks nice and unique.


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#12 posted 09-30-2014 12:07 PM

Beautiful cabinet, great creation, especially considering you were limited to pre-dimensioned boards from the pallet. You have a great eye for design.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 09-30-2014 01:16 PM

Great design and love the two colors. They work very well together!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#14 posted 09-30-2014 03:22 PM

Awesome color selections and great job finishing!
Very Nice!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#15 posted 09-30-2014 03:57 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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