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Old Walmart patio furniture rehab - a pallet wood project

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Project by IndianaWoodworker posted 05-16-2017 12:28 PM 1679 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that a lot of people hold their nose when it comes to pallet wood, but I think there are a lot of great uses for it. This old patio furniture was purchased by my wife and I about twelve years ago; as you can see from the “before” picture, the wood had gotten to the point where the chair was completely unusable. Wifey wanted to throw it out, but I had a better idea…why not use some old pallet wood I had lying around to rehab it back to usable furniture again? The steel frames are still in great shape, virtually no rust on them at all. In the end, it turned out to be more work than I had planned on, but I’m quite happy with the results.

-- Measure twice, cut once?!? But, cutting is more fun than measuring!





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wiz

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 08:15 PM

What a sweet use of reclaimed wood!! Great idea!! They look excellent!!

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-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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finns

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 09:38 PM

Good save on the frames and nice thinking with the pallet wood reuse.

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IndianaWoodworker

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 01:03 AM

Thanks for the compliments, folks. There is one concern I have with this, though. I decided to stain it with Minwax Jacobean penetrating stain (three coats) and finish it off with four coats of Helmsman spar urethane. Do you think that will last? I’m figuring that I’ll probably have to apply more urethane every two or three years.

-- Measure twice, cut once?!? But, cutting is more fun than measuring!

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 05-17-2017 11:40 AM

if they are going to sit out in the weather 24/7/365 you may have to apply finish a little more often.

btw – nice save

-- 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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IndianaWoodworker

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#5 posted 05-18-2017 12:57 PM

Thanks for the tip. They won’t be exposed to the elements all year, I plan on putting a cover over them sometime after Halloween and uncovering them sometime in late March or early April. Additionally, they’ll be in a fairly shady area most of the time, so UV exposure should be limited somewhat. Rain and bird droppings are a different story, though.

-- Measure twice, cut once?!? But, cutting is more fun than measuring!

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