|Project by SawdustTX||posted 01-18-2015 05:27 AM||2212 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My daughter found a Coca-Cola pallet washed up on the beach and wanted to retain the branding (stenciled name and the red edges). To do that she came up with a hall table design and carefully planned where to use each piece from the pallet. The wood is a very dense oak (we called it petrified), and a pain to sink screws in even with full-depth pilot holes. We resorted to waxing the screws and driving them with an impact driver.
We completely disassembled the pallet with a recip saw, crowbars, and hammers. Most of the nails simply would not come out, so we cut them off, then ground the remaining nubs flush with the surrounding wood surface. I think the pallet disassembly took almost as long as the build.
The table frame is pocket screwed together. Top boards nailed on with a 16 ga. air nailer. The legs are treated 2×4’s, half-lapped into an X-brace leg on each end. The legs were painted to match the faded Coke red on the pallet edges.
I’ve long enjoyed woodworking, but never so much as working side-by-side with my daughter on her own creation. And she taught me a thing or two along the way.
Here’s the mirror frame made with the rest of the lumber from the pallet: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/120345