|Project by danzaland||posted 07-20-2010 01:58 AM||2601 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Nothing like being a in your housefor 2 years and not fully unpacking. The Mrs. needed shelf space for her volumes of Romance novels. The forklift company my father works for had a scrubber delivered on an 8’x5’ pallet. I didn’t get a shot of that in one piece, but she was heavy and rough sawn. I dismantled it kinda carefully, in order to use the wood. The sledge hammer worked well. I should have used a hitting block, but there wasn’t too much crushing. Many days later I purchased a power planer from Harbor Freight. On sale ($44.99 from 59.99) then a 20% off coupon too, but added the 2 year protection plan for $9.99, so I think I am covered. Started planing that day and then remembered to take pics.
I purposely left some of the saw marks in for a rustic look and wanting to keep some wood to work with.
The shelf part is pine. The stringers of the pallet and my uprights are oak.
My planing job was mediocre at best, but I wasn’t worried about it for this project.
I cut 2 stringers in half to use the opening of the fork slot as the self locations and the third on the top.
Here it is roughed out before notching out for the supports.
Got all the cutting done, radiused the non-visible sides, sanded with 80 grit, applied some Watco and let dry. The next morning I started assembly. Pilot holes for 3” deck screws from the back side of the oak into the pine shelf, and a couple of screws in the top that you won’t see.
The raised ranch shelf made things a little easier to install, being it is resting on the shelf too, and it provides a 4th shelf.
Your questions and comments please!
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