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Project by robscastle posted 09-04-2015 07:44 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a request from one of my wife Auroras friends Edna, not sure how she found out about the Smiths Crisps shipping pallet I brought home but here we go.

The design requirements were fairly straightforward, 900mm high, 900mm long and 600mm deep, to be used for appliances in the kitchen and also light enough to be able to be moved about easly.

The pine pallet mateial certainly fitted the bill weight wise but was really time consuming to turn into furniture.

The conctruction process stemmed over a month to final completion, its a rustic result to say the least.

I did enjoy making them (and Aurora was impressed with them as well, hence wanting to get in a progress shot) but I was also glad to see them finished as they dragged out for so long.

Definately not a money generating activity!

-- Regards Robert





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 08:23 AM

Rob, they are beautiful. That “pallet” wood has some lovely grain, and has been worked to show it to the maximum.
Congratulations on a great finish.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Roger

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 12:26 PM

Those came out right nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 09-04-2015 02:20 PM

Good job. Nice finished project, and brownie points with your wife. Life is good !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-04-2015 02:25 PM

These turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JimInNM

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#5 posted 09-04-2015 02:29 PM

Very nice and all your work blends together very well. Great finish also

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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David Dean

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#6 posted 09-04-2015 04:26 PM

Those look great that is some nice work.

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 09-04-2015 04:52 PM

Good job, bud. I like those a lot.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-04-2015 05:26 PM

They still look super COOL… Like those edges!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 09-04-2015 05:47 PM

Rob, I guess your definition of ‘rustic’ is different than mine. These look very well made and finished, to me. I like the routed detail in the legs and the delicate stretchers. If that’s Edna in the last picture, i’d say she’s happy with them, too. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Bud_3

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#10 posted 09-04-2015 07:58 PM

Like you say the pleasure of making them value much more.Looks very good.

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drewpy

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#11 posted 09-05-2015 04:24 AM

Those turned out fantastic. I’m glad I took a look. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 09-17-2015 09:05 PM

Wonderful result Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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