I made this from a pallet.

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Was a gift for my mother in law. She supplied the junky bar stool from the second hand store. Made from one of the nastiest, bowed, twisted, cupped pallets I’ve ever seen. Not bad for a $5 pallet. When I saw the pallet and asked to buy it they looked at me crazy. Ha. If they only knew what they had.
After cutting it down I was able to mill a few of the boards on my older planer. and rescue the highly figured Oak.

She’s still trying to pay me for it.


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#1 posted 03-17-2016 04:23 AM

Very nice good job.

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 06:14 AM

nice job

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 11:54 AM

dontcha just love it when a plan comes together ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 12:48 PM

Wow, I’ve never seen anybody do something so special with pallet wood. That is just fantastic ! So tell us what did you use to get that color green in it? And did you stain the boards before making the owl, or after? The finish came out looking like glass… spray lacquer?


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#5 posted 03-17-2016 12:52 PM

Sweet! That’s a “diamond in the rough” story for sure!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 04:44 PM

Great looking table! Always a good idea to make stuff for the mother-in-law!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 06:05 PM

I have the same junky bar stool in my shop :O Nice work!

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#8 posted 03-17-2016 08:24 PM

awesome job!!! reclaiming is the best!!!!

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#9 posted 03-17-2016 10:28 PM

Todd. The construction of the owl was contracted out to a South China Sea glass blowing village. From there it was shipped to a sweatshop to be hand painted.

The lumber was given a coat of minwax white wash pickling stain. It was allowed to pool and dry in the chamfered grooves. Then it was finished off with 5 hand rubbed coats of a 3 equal part mix of paste wax, blo, and naptha.

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#10 posted 03-18-2016 12:35 AM

Very well done! Didn’t know you could find that much color and figure in a pallet.

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