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Project by NoTalentRookie posted 1433 days ago 1845 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you just see a piece of wood…and have to scrounge it. The lid of this box in a former life, was a board in a pallet. I did have to edge glue two pieces, to get the width I needed. The sides are some Walnut left over from a previous project, and the splines are whatever I could find laying around that came close to matching the top. The finish is three coats of thinned poly..and one final coat full strength.

I love lookin’ at other peoples projects, so it’s only fair that I add one of my own every now and then. Thanks for lookin’.

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice! Top is perhaps butternut?? What a wood to use in a pallet!

Was it a bit softer than the walnut?

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Yes Sir….A bit softer, and a little more splintery also.

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

I think you should change your handle – looks like a LOT of talent to me!!!


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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

That is a great looking box and a good use of scraps.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Nice looking box. I like the recycling of woods.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice job. Funny also in that I took a board off of a pallet just last week, it was just to nice to be left on a pallet.
Great use of recycled materials.

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

I like It! Very beautiful!
Way to use the scrap too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

I’m with Jordan. Time for an amended handle. I really like this box. Nicely done.

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

It looks warm, I don’t know whay but that’s the adjective that popped into my head so i’m stickin with it. Looks good

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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robert triplett

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful box. I like the way the top fits into the box. I need to try this. BUT, please don’t spread the idea of using pallet wood. My wife will hear and there goes my wood budget!! I tried to make a cabinet door for my shop out of pallet wood once and it developed a lot of splits as the weather warmed up. I used it for my firewood box in the house. My wife believes all pallet wood will do this. Again, nice job on the box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

Great box. Very well done. The wood combos look nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 1433 days ago

Great box. Love the design and build. Always love hearing of some one using pallet wood, or other recycled wood for projects. You can find some beautiful wood on pallets. Great job.

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 1432 days ago

That came out great.
You have loads of talent my friend.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#14 posted 1432 days ago

Great job, beautiful wood

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#15 posted 1431 days ago

Nice job, looks great. Good design and execution. The pallet wood is definitely a good source of inexpensive wood, I got an entire tractor trailer load of it, most went to the wood stove, but, I found walnut, curly maple, ash, oak, poplar, and a couple nice looking boards I can’t identify, maybe 100 usable pieces from the load. The load I got was never exposed to the elements, and most all of it was very stable, since I cut it up and put it under cover right away. Love looking at all your projects, I agree, Your handle is too modest, but humility is a great attribute in life, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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