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Project by flcopper169 posted 1932 days ago 2234 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from an old pallet… 2 coats of clear, rubbed on poly. New silverware so I had to make an organizer….LOL…. It would have been easier to buy this thing at Walmart…..LOL..

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1932 days ago

Hard to believe it was a pallet .very nice

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degoose

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#2 posted 1932 days ago

Nice checking in of the pieces.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1932 days ago

Very nice project.
I like working with pallet board.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 1932 days ago

Nice Work Look’s great ! Old wood is the best to work with. It’s most likely dry and stable. As long as it’s free of foreign objects that is….

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Dominic Vanacora

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#5 posted 1931 days ago

An old pallet, that pallet has see more county than you and me put together and I’m 63. I’ve made a few thing for an old maple pallet and it was hard to disassemable the pallet, than clean up the wood, get the best wood without defects and size it up and cut it and lastly finish it. I bet this took you a couple of days going in and out of the shop. Now you have a simple thing you could have paid 4.95 plus tax.
I bet you had a great time and you will have it until the end of time. Try putting a value on the enjoyment you had. The joints look tight and it fits your draw just right. Great Job.
The one I have is cheap plastic. it slides around evertime you close the draw and not everything fits in one area. Its a piece of Cxxx. I have to find my left overs from my pallet…..

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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scrappy

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#6 posted 1931 days ago

Great use of srcap wood! I use almost exclusively pallet wood.

It’s FREE!!

Have found pallets with: Oak, Poplar, Ash, Hickery, Pine, Walnut, Curly Red Oak(1 board), And a couple of others I am not sure of. Nice red color like Paduk.

You never know where it has been or what it will become with just a little amount of work.(I hate nails) haha

Keep up the good work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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flcopper169

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#7 posted 1930 days ago

Thanks for the comments ….. I cleaned about 30 pallet boards at one time…. pulled nails, planed, and squared all the edges with the joiner…. they were fairly small in size… about 32” by 3 1/2”... I figured I’d use these boards for little projects such as this…. and I’d have them on hand when I’m ready to use them…. It was a fun project…. I’m trying to gear up for the kitchen cabinets I’ll be doing, shortly… I’ll be doing a test cabinet within a week or so for my shop…. I’ll post it when I’m done…

Dominic… It is always very gradifying to complete any project…. even if it is a dollar two ninety eight at the store, to buy….LOL… The wife bought enough silverware to feed an army….LOL …When I do these cabinets I’ll make custom ones for all the wife’s tools….. She’s the best cook…LOL…

Scrappy…. It’s nice to find good wood…. I have several sources…. I hardly ever buy wood unless I need a lot for a particular project… I’ll be stocking my cabinet wood shortly….

Hasppy Mothers Day to all you woodworking Mothers…..LOL…

Rob..

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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DouginVa

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#8 posted 124 days ago

Easier? True. But look at the skills you developed along the way.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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