Oak pallet porch swing

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Project by Benji426 posted 08-07-2015 03:18 AM 1648 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a pallet that came in at work that was beautiful rough cut oak 5/4, i jointed, planed and sanded it down into this beauty that is on our front porch, I made a custom mix of minwax stain and danish oil topped with satin polyurethane , never know what you find on a pallet!

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 05:49 PM

What a nice save.
It’s amazing what you can do with a pallet.
There is a contest going on YouTube right now for making a project from a pallet.
You should enter it!

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 08:48 PM

Thanks Chem i just might do that!


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#3 posted 08-07-2015 10:16 PM

Nice swing Ben. And WELCOME to LJs !

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 10:58 PM

Great looking swing. It would have been a crying shame if a bunch of oak had gone in the trash. Nice job!

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#5 posted 08-08-2015 01:29 AM

JoeinGa, I work for the John deer construction and forestry side of their company, so the colors are black and yellow, not agriculture green and yellow

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#6 posted 08-08-2015 05:53 AM

very nice project.
How did you manage to avoid all the nail holes?

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#7 posted 08-08-2015 01:24 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks.

What a great first project – it would be a shame to see the wood wasted & thrown out. Now you may have created a situation with coworkers claiming shipping pallets when the come in or asking you to make projects for them.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI.

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#8 posted 08-08-2015 02:11 PM

Thanks guys and girls , I was able to trim out most of the nail holes because I had to cut the boards in strips. Haha yeah I already had some coworkers asking me to make stuff for them lol

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