Two Odd Band Saw Boxes from Pallets

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Project by FloridaArt posted 05-13-2011 11:33 PM 2720 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

May, 2011—This is a glue-up of some lumber from some pallets. There are two boxes here. As you can see in the last two photos, the smaller box is made from a cut-off from the larger box. These are fun to make.

The tall box is designed with some whimsy in mind. In other words, nothing in particular, except to cut around blemishes in the pallet lumber. :-) Also, the drawer in the tall box has a hidden drawer in the back of it. I think this is only the second “secret drawer” I have made, and I am happy how this turned out.

Both are stained with a light brown stain called, I think, “tumbleweed.” It’s an oil-base stain I got at a close out sale. (It is not Minwax brand.) I rubbed on satin poly.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 11:35 PM

Not bad for pallets.

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 03:29 AM

These are really cool! I love the odd shaping, very nice!

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 06:42 AM

very kool

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 05:23 PM

Very nice.I love them.

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 05:29 PM

Hard to believe the wood started off as pallet wood. These pieces turned out great.

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 11:41 PM

Nothing odd about those boxes, well done!

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 02:09 AM

Good job. The smaller box is particularly attractive. Then again- I like small objects.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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