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Project by Bricofleur posted 02-01-2015 08:13 PM 3708 views 28 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two pallet wood beer totes I made for my two son-in-laws. No need to say what they are fans of, right ? This is the reason why I burnt their favorite logos so their totes would be personalized.

After I applied the Danish Oil finish, this nice wood grain popped-up. Then I applied a coat of yellow shellac to give some depth to the finish.

No need to say that they both were happy and surprised to receive such personalized gift.

I hope you like them too, and thanks for looking. By the way, take a close look at my new clever drying rack ! (last photo)

For more photos and all construction details, watch from this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 08:25 PM

Very nice Serge.

One complaint though. I see projects like this with nice things made from pallet wood and all the pallets I ever see wouldn’t make good kindling. :(

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Roger

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 10:09 PM

I know 2 fellows that are happy happy happy. Especially if you gave em a full 6-pack… Nice Serge, very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 10:34 PM

Thank you, guys.

@Roger: Of course they got the full 6-pack, up to 9% alcool bottles… Hic !

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 11:12 PM

very nice serge

good to see you making again

so from your comment
it sounds like they got the serge 1/2 dozen (5 each)

tell me more about those decals
are they some heat transfer paper ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 10:37 AM

I like them vbery much! OK, one son in law likes Volkswagens and other one is Batman :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Wstein

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 03:23 PM

I like them very much, but where do you find your pallets at? Like David said all the pallets I see look like they wouldn’t be much good for anything other then kindling.

-- I would offer moral support, but I have questionable morals - Me, 2005

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Pags

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#7 posted 02-02-2015 04:34 PM

Nice idea… very cool. I’ll bet the lucky recipients will love them.

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 02-02-2015 08:10 PM

Thank you for looking and for your comments guys.

@patron: Come on David, take a closer look and you’ll see the sixth bottle behind the left one closer end. :) I’m only cheap regarding wood, not beer. Since I bought a 16-pack, they got 6 each and I kept the remaining 4 for myself, which I enjoyed only after the projects were done, of course.

No fancy decals here. I downloaded pictures from Google Images, printed them, cut the perimeter and scribed the Batman logo perimeter and used a tin can to draw the VW circle and used a ruler for the letters.

After a second thought, I wonder if I would have been able to make a jig for them !!! (just kidding)

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 02-02-2015 08:17 PM

@Wstein: Pallets are like surprise boxes. You never know what you will end up with. I get mine from local stores within a mile from my home, one or two at a time. I keep my mind open and I don’t have expectations. It’s a surprise each time I sand a blank. Sometimes I keep a board, sometimes I put it aside for a garden project and of course sometimes it ends up in the fire pit. Remember, no expectations !

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 02-03-2015 06:13 PM

Hello Serge

Very nice project

Can I have a beer please ??

I agree : “Pallets are like surprise boxes. You never know what you will end up with”

Last year I found a pallet of exotic wood : very interesting piece. I have made a lot of little project ( jewerly holder …)

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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nuttree

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#11 posted 02-05-2015 02:25 AM

Nice totes, but very impressed with the ingenuity of the drying racks.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#12 posted 03-16-2015 08:19 PM

These look great ! cool Idea

-- Bill, West Virginia

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#13 posted 04-27-2015 07:05 PM

Nice totes. They are on my list to make.

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