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This is a copy of a cabinet that I took pictures of in Mexico. It is made with scrap Jatoba pallet wood.
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#1 posted 02-03-2009 08:24 PM
Looks like a pretty true copy. And what a find to get pallet wood like that!
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#2 posted 02-03-2009 08:25 PM
Very nice! It looks like it could also be used as a bar. You did well in your adaptation!
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#3 posted 02-03-2009 08:34 PM
it is so beautiful.
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#4 posted 02-03-2009 08:53 PM
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#5 posted 02-03-2009 08:54 PM
The use of scrap wood. I love it. Nice job
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#6 posted 02-04-2009 12:47 AM
Very nice cabinet Bill, I just wish the company I work for would get pallet’s made of Jatoba, just plain old oak that I sometimes use for firewood. Thanks for posting
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#7 posted 02-04-2009 12:59 AM
Hi could you explain whats a jatoba?Alistair
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#8 posted 02-04-2009 01:12 AM
Jatoba is a wood from Brazil also called Brazilian cherry.
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#9 posted 02-04-2009 02:15 PM
This is a really nice piece, Bill. Jatoba is such a gorgeous wood that it is almost sacrilegious to use it simply for pallets. But you did a wonderful job of salvaging the wood and transforming it into a gorgeous piece of furniture. It is a beautiful wood to work with but it is hard on sawblades and chisels.
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#10 posted 02-05-2009 06:16 PM
Bill-The cabinet is really nice. It does have a mexican flare.Did you do all the carving?What finish did you apply ?
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