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Project by 2Dusty2 posted 10-07-2014 04:19 PM 1200 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There seems to be a new trend to re-purpose pallets. I’m not sure why they aren’t returned to be used as pallets but there you go. My wife asked me to make her a pallet end table for her office. The first picture is the table before being stained.

-- Cheers





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mariva57

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 07:06 PM

I like it, you did a good job. I too use it often wood
of the pallet.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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2Dusty2

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 07:18 PM

Thanks Mariva I see you are from Italy – One of my all time favorite countries. I was there in 67 and had a wonderful time.

-- Cheers

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 09:39 PM

Excellent wood project. Great use of materials.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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2Dusty2

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 11:24 PM

Thank you Surfside.

-- Cheers

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Gerry

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#5 posted 10-08-2014 03:27 AM

Great use of free wood! Anytime you can use free wood it’s good!

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#6 posted 10-08-2014 04:24 AM

Great project….Very well constructed!!! Looks very nice. Congratulations.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doitforfun

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#7 posted 10-08-2014 10:53 AM

Ha! You style my buddy’s design! LOL. Also pallet wood.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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2Dusty2

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 04:55 AM

Had your friend posted his table on pinterest if so I might have seen it there. The joints he used on the legs are different I used dados for the stretchers. It looks like he used butt joints either glued and screwed or … His looks a bit more elegant than mine and our tops are secured differently. The herringbone pattern is about the only similarity. Which proves that great minds think alike but only to a point. LOL Keep on doing it for the fun. I like your handle.

-- Cheers

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doitforfun

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#9 posted 10-09-2014 10:04 AM

My buddy and I picked up some pallets together one day. This was his project but he ran into a couple of snags and we finished the construction at my place. I like the chevron. It’s hard to see in this picture but the apron is made up of the the skids and we kept the forklift cutouts (facing up and still rough) to retain a small bit of the pallet character.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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doitforfun

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#10 posted 10-09-2014 10:13 AM

PS when I first saw the top my friend made, I called it herringbone and he corrected me on that. It is a chevron pattern.

And you’re correct about butt joints for the stretchers but the apron is m&t to add strength.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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2Dusty2

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#11 posted 10-09-2014 02:01 PM

Ah I wondered if it were M&T. That’s one of the joints I want to learn.

-- Cheers

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2Dusty2

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#12 posted 10-09-2014 02:15 PM

BTW It appears your friend was right. Herringbone the boards would meet perpendicular while with chevron they meet point to point. Here is a site that explains the difference. http://www.remodelista.com/posts/chevron-and-herringbone-spot-the-difference

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#13 posted 10-12-2014 01:51 PM

very sharp i work at a pallet shop so i get 2 pick out the best free wood lol

-- greg indiana

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#14 posted 10-12-2014 05:08 PM

So if you are picking out all the best wood before its made into pallets that explains why the pallets I get are so full of knots and tear outs. LOL. Leave some of the good wood for the rest of us please.

-- Cheers

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