pallet night stands / end tables

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Project by Holdem posted 02-05-2015 03:55 AM 2464 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s work (heating and AC distributor) can’t re-use these pallets, and had been chucking them. NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND! (said in my best Lee Corso voice) They now set them off to the side for me. I honestly think they only get used once. Pine 2×4’s and 1×4’s (nominal). A few boards have yielded some beetle kill pine, and I’m setting them off to the side until I have enough for a project that’s just beetle kill.

Took way longer than it should have, but I didn’t have a plan down and just kinda made it up as I went.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 02-05-2015 04:17 AM

Good looking stands. Nice work.

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#2 posted 02-05-2015 06:20 AM

I like that rustic look. Nice stack of pallet wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 01:58 PM

They turned out really nice. Can’t tell they were from pallets. Most pallet wood projects I have seen still look like pallet wood.
I have access to as much pallet wood as I want. How did you go about the process? Run them through a thickness planer?

-- Sam

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 05:31 PM

That’s pallet wood?????!! Great looking pieces

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 12:37 AM

That’s awesome! I love using pallets for my projects…nothing like free lumber (and it’s not going to waste). :) Great project and great job saving the pallets from going to waste!

-- VR, 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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#6 posted 02-06-2015 02:58 AM

Thanks all! Sam, no process really. I have a planer, but didn’t use it on this project. I really believe these pallets only get used once, so the pine is practically new.

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