Another recycled pallet

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Project by NoTalentRookie posted 05-30-2010 05:34 PM 6210 views 11 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found another pretty pallet at work, and couldn’t let it live it’s life out as a shipping vessel. :-)

I have no idea what kind of wood this is, but it was just too pretty not to use. I love the knots, worm holes, and even the sapwood. I’m not a huge fan of “lift off” lids, I’d rather have it hinged, but after I cut the profile in the top, it was just too thin to accept hinges, so lift off it is.

Thanks for lookin’.

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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 05:52 PM

Nice looking box. I have used a lot of pallets over they years myself. Some interesting wood can be had in them. I make cedar and oak boxes with hinged lids and the sides of these small boxes are about 1/4” thick. I make hinges fof the lids by using a sloting tool on my router table and make thin slots in the sides before assembling and use velcro backed sand paper strips as glue in hinges. Flexable and strong. i sometimes also pin nail them with 1/2” long pin nails and cut them off flush with the inside of the boxes.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 05:57 PM

A gorgeous box indeed. Like you I use a lot of pallet wood in my creations, you can be pleasantly surprised once you put them through a planer.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 05:59 PM

Very cool…I’ve been eye-balling some pallets at work myself. I hope I get as lucky on the wood selection.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 06:03 PM

Wow thats pallet wood thats a wonderful box and cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 06:09 PM

Thats really a very nice box. There is so many beautifull on pallets.
I allways look for them.
Really nice work

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 06:30 PM

Great look
More projects like that and you’ll have to change your user name

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 07:08 PM

Really sweet looking box. How do you get that domed shape to the lid? That really caught my eye. Great job.

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 08:17 PM

I love recycled wood projects

-- Norman

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 08:17 PM

I like the use of recycled materials. I was at our local landfill and I was amazed at all the wood waste that was going to be ground up for mulch. There was all kinds of beutiful but unidentifiable wood in pallets, crates, ect. But they wouldn’t let me salvage any, although a thought came to mind of coming after dark with a flashlight, crowbar and handsaw, but didn’t want to risk it. But I know what you mean. You see something interesting in a pallet or crate, and you see the potential in the material. Great job, look forward in seeing your other projects.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 08:53 PM

Richard, I am new here so this is my first official post, but I am a huge midnight salvage fan. I call it covert ops, and my girlfriend is pretty certain I am going to be arrested one day.

On this note, does anyone know of a website that advertises municipal wood that has been saved from the chipper? Has there ever been a coordinated movement to salvage trees and lumber and get it to craftsmens hands?

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 09:27 PM

Wow. You dressed that up right proud! Very nice wood and box.


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Eric in Florida.

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 09:49 PM

Another beautiful box.
Time to change that name to “VeytalentedandnotaRookie”.
Thanks for sharing

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 10:04 PM

The figure and grain are beautiful. Anyone hava a guess as to what it is?
I have a pallet company about 2 miles away. I’ll have to pay them a visit.

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#14 posted 05-30-2010 10:10 PM

Great looking box. Love the lid and handle. Fantastic save on the pallet wood. I also use a lot of pallet/salvaged wood in projects.

Keep it up.


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

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#15 posted 05-30-2010 10:48 PM

Nice looking box….........

Wood is wood wherever you can find it. It’s up to us to put it to use…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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