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BETTER FURNITURE?????????????????????

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Project by CAMERONGAGNON.com posted 11-11-2009 02:14 AM 1909 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made with a variety of exotic woods from Indonesia and has an industrial lacquer finish. This is what I would call a pre-Meilleurs Meubles. I am developping a line of furniture called Better Furniture. Why is it better? Firstly it is made from nothing more then recycled pallets and a bit of wood glue. Even the hinges are made using the recycled nails. Next, the lacquer is a water based product certified green guard. Lastly, this piece of furntiure was hand made in North America by North Americans. The true line of Meilleurs Meubles will be released soon. FSC certification pending….....

I hope you like it as much as I do.

cheers!

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 02:19 AM

I think it is beautiful!
I love the colouring and the handle.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GMman

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 02:27 AM

I like it very simple and cheap to make.

You know the last 2 years I have picked up over 500 pallets.

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CAMERONGAGNON.com

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 02:32 AM

thanks ms debbie. Use those pallets! U da man Gm

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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GMman

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 02:38 AM

I used them for fire wood but after looking at this I am going do something else.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 02:45 AM

unique cabinet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe

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#6 posted 11-11-2009 02:50 AM

Very rustic looking…I like it…

-- Senior Chief

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Mark

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#7 posted 11-11-2009 03:16 AM

hows about a sample pic of those recycled nail hinges…i like the sound of that one

-- M.K.

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CAMERONGAGNON.com

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#8 posted 11-11-2009 03:56 AM

the hinges are nothing fancy. just check out the last pic. I consider my work Ratistic rather than rustic. It usually tends to be rustic, slightly contemporary and always conceived from within. thanks for commenting

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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huff

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 04:33 AM

Unique design on the cabinet, but I really like what you did for the hinges. Very cool.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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jackass

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#10 posted 11-11-2009 07:46 AM

Tremendous idea, have heard of pallets being burned in this area just to get rid of them. Also once in a while I’ve heard of exotic woods to be found. I think you’re onto something. good luck. Difficult to dismantle though.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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scrappy

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#11 posted 11-11-2009 08:46 AM

Nice cabinet. Like the simple lines and the “green” construction.

Fantastic use of scrap wood.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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woodworm

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#12 posted 11-11-2009 02:03 PM

Simply a new horizon of wood and nails recycling idea. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CAMERONGAGNON.com

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#13 posted 11-11-2009 02:21 PM

Pallets are hard to take apart, but it is agreat way to relieve any excess energy for the young or not so young.

Maybe you recognize some of the wood Woodworm? I have no idea what kind of wood it is but I do know I found some rubbery sap in some cracks.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 11-11-2009 04:36 PM

I like all your work very much. You are a superb artisan.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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RobS

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#15 posted 11-11-2009 06:58 PM

Big fan of recycling/reclaiming/repurposing. Well done, nice work and best of luck. I just did some work with pallets, rewarding work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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