|Project by TravistheNewb||posted 11-20-2015 05:53 PM||1222 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This crate was a birthday present for my wife. She likes boxes, baskets, etc. so I thought this would be something in that ballpark, but also a little different. This is my first pallet wood project. Pallet wood was interesting to work with- I definitely have different types of wood present in this crate. A few boards are all the same kind of wood, which was so hard it was bending my nails. I ended up pre-drilling holes just to get the nails in. The top board in the first pic is one of those “tougher than nails” boards. I would love to hear people’s guesses on the wood species present in this build. I’m only really familiar with eastern red cedar, mesquite, and bois d’arc (all species in my area in abundance) so I’m not really sure what I’ve got here.
I only sanded to 150 – I figured it wasn’t super important on this build to go any higher…it’s pallet wood after all… and I finished with 2 thin coats of shellac.
Thanks for looking!