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Project by Paul Bucalo posted 06-28-2015 02:31 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a commission to create a rustic wine rack. The wood is oak and came from local pallets. Here are pictures of the build assembled, but yet unfinished:

Two coats of Minwax Early American stain was applied to richen and even up the base color:

The next day, I applied two coats of Minwax spray satin poly to seal in the finish and detail work. Regarding details, to give the pocket screws an ornamental ‘nail’ look, the square slots were filled in with 5-minute epoxy. Each ‘nail’ head painted over with Tamiya Steel colored enamel (an old pen painter I had from scale modeling years ago).

A French cleat mounts the rack to the wall.

The finished wall rack, lying on its back:

Delivery is expected to happen later today. The girl friend of the one who commissioned this has seen the unfinished build and loved where it was going. I hope she likes the finished product.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-28-2015 03:22 PM

It will be well accepted.

Good job and excellent use of wood that would otherwise be wasted or just burned.

-- just rjR

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Paul Bucalo

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#2 posted 06-28-2015 03:30 PM



It will be well accepted.

Good job and excellent use of wood that would otherwise be wasted or just burned.

- ralbuck

Thanks. I hope so.

I am specifically targeting pallet and crate wood. I hate to see this wood used for fuel if it can be repurposed instead.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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Ted Ewen

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#3 posted 06-28-2015 08:23 PM

I’m in the same boat. We get dozens a year and I’ve just not had the space for them. Now, each one is a something I’ve not decided on yet :D

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 06-28-2015 08:31 PM

Paul, it is evident that you are putting the dungeon to good use. Nicely done my friend!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Paul Bucalo

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#5 posted 06-28-2015 11:07 PM



I m in the same boat. We get dozens a year and I ve just not had the space for them. Now, each one is a something I ve not decided on yet :D

- Ted Ewen

I made the mistake of bringing into the dungeon a pile of lumber from deconstructed pallets. Of course, there is no room for it, the pile lies in front of the very spot I need to build a wall and eventually move my large assembly table to. Nothing else can be moved until this construction is done, so now I am trying to figure out where to out the lumber where it won’t get wet or attacked by carpenter bees. The wife has promised to help while off this summer. Not sure if that is good or bad. ;)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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Paul Bucalo

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#6 posted 06-28-2015 11:09 PM



Paul, it is evident that you are putting the dungeon to good use. Nicely done my friend!!

- luv2learn

Thanks, Lee. I’m trying to negotiate the clutter safely, get some things done while the need is evident, but I really do have to get deep into it and clean, construct, organize and repeat. Getting some projects done is all that keeps me from giving up. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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#7 posted 06-29-2015 04:01 AM

It realy looks rustic as I like, nice project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Paul Bucalo

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#8 posted 06-29-2015 11:52 AM


It realy looks rustic as I like, nice project.

- majuvla

Thanks, Ivan. The recipients are happy with it, so that makes me happy, too.

I also subscribed to your YouTube channel. Will you be giving plans for any of your creations? I hope so!

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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jinkyjock

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#9 posted 07-05-2015 08:14 PM

Nice one Paul.
Another excellent recycling project.
Although my post is written with a hint of envy that you are able to
procure OAK pallets.
Softwoods appear to be the norm in Scotland.
Cheers, Jinky (James)

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Paul Bucalo

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#10 posted 07-05-2015 09:22 PM

Thanks, Jinky! Envy away with my full permission. :)

When I first started collecting pallets for recycling, upcycling and repurposing, I was looking for clean looking wood instead of rough hardwood. Now that I know what to look for, I am coming across several different hardwood species in varying condition. Most are not great cuts, leaving a lot of end grain on the faces, but for rustic pieces this works well enough. A bear to get apart sometimes. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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