|Project by Terry Ferguson||posted 02-26-2011 03:39 AM||2595 views||15 times favorited||25 comments|
Here’s an example of what can be done with pallet boards. On the base cabinets I built over the existing by installing new face frames and shelf edges plus I added a double drawer bank at the peninsula. I completely removed and replaced the wall cabinets. All the face frames and door frames are a combination of recycled pine and salvaged blue stained pine. All the door panels are wood from pallets – pine, mahogany, poplar, probably some type of gum tree, red oak, swamp oak, and wood I can’t identify. I use a custom mixed water based white wash and several coats of water based polyurethane. The white wash allows the grain and some color to show, but mellows out what would otherwise be a riot of wood colors. The end result is a kind of rustic country look that I find very refreshing in a kitchen. And last but not least all this lumber cost very little while giving the old boards a new life.
-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon