|Project by Rob23||posted 05-08-2016 07:43 PM||764 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I have seen multiple people selling ‘pallet’ tables that look like pallets sanded to 80 grit, with castors attached. They aren’t much to look at, and I wondered if it was possible to make a nicer pallet table, something I would want in my living room. This is my effort.
This table has wood from 6 different hardwood skids, and one spruce skid. It has some spalted pieces of mahogany, some maple, mahogany, and woods I am unable to identify. The legs are spruce. Disassembly is probably the longest part of the process, well, perhaps tied with sanding. Pallets do not disassemble well, not if you intend on reusing the wood. I use a flat pry, 3lb sledge, my estwing, my sawzall with rescue blade, whatever it takes (I prefer to saw the planks off, however when trying to salvage the stringers this is not an option, as nails do not plane well). Once disassembled each board gets jointed, planes, and sanded to 220. In this case because the stringers were so warped, I was unable to cut the pieces to length, and had to assemble it and flush it up with my router.
I had never seen spalting in mahogany before, and the stringers had some gorgeous blue hues in them. A lot of hours went into this, assembly is honestly less than a quarter of the time on task. This project has 4 coats of boiled linseed oil.
Hope you like it.