Pallet and Crate Hall Table

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Project by gsimon posted 06-19-2016 02:10 PM 1117 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hall Table made from hardwood pallets and what looks to be old light virola crating that was salvaged. The pallet runners were cut up, glued and planed to make 8” wide boards that would eventually be used for the aprons. This was much more work than necessary and took much longer but it was the only way to get a completely recycled table from existing stock which was part of the challenge.

The crating had to be bottom flattened only due to various thicknesses. This avoided damage to the stamped messages on the face. I could only clean the face with cotton rags and water as to not bring it down to the natural wood. It’s stamped with “HALIFAX” and “3/16×48x96” among other codes with gives it a bit of kitch.
Satin poly clear coat all sides to seal it.

It measures 14” deep x 44” long x 32.75” high and is all mortise and tenon joinery. The floating table top is only 1/2” thick so i glued hardwood “L” shaped pads to the back and then fastened into the drawer assembly and apron.

A busted antique drawer was cut down to size and planed back to the natural walnut and clear coated.

Finish is primed and painted with Sico Evolution Oyster Mushroom Flat Finish Latex, steel wool rub and furniture wax. Hardware is antique brass knob from Lee Valley.


-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 06-19-2016 05:53 PM

Nice design, nice job.
Simple , elegant.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 06-19-2016 07:56 PM

nice – great use of salvage wood

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 06-20-2016 01:25 PM

Great piece of work, love the way you gave it a pedigree as well. Good write up and photos.
Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#4 posted 06-20-2016 01:35 PM

Great build! I like the printing that’s left on the table top from the pallets. Nice job on the joinery too.

-- Pete

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#5 posted 06-20-2016 02:04 PM

This hall table looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-16-2016 03:35 PM

Perfect hall table… amazing execution!! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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