|Project by SJWoodCreations||posted 02-09-2016 07:33 PM||949 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
We were driving in our neighborhood the other day, and I saw a pallet by the curb. I stopped and got out, and asked the lady cleaning out her garage if I could have it. She said yes, and proceeded to show me lots of other “scrap” wood she wanted to get rid of, including some dimensional poplar from a big box store. I gratefully took all that would fit in my car and went home.
So I disassembled the pallet and planed a couple of the slats to reveal some interesting grain patterns. I decided I would make a small box for the lady who gave me all the wood, and this is the result. Mitered corners to keep the continuous grain around the sides, a lift-off lid with a cove around the edge, and a quarter inch rabbet on the lower inside edge of each side piece to receive the bottom. After rounding over the sides and bottom with a quarter inch bit, I sanded to 200 grit, applied wipe-on poly, then lined the inside with felt (not pictured).
I thought about adding splines, but the corners were plenty strong for the application, given that each piece was still on the heavy side of half an inch thick. I like the way it turned out, and if nothing else the lady will have a cool story about the stranger that made a nice little box out of the pallet she was throwing away.
Thanks for looking!
-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK