Couple of projects from scrapwood

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Project by Pete Santos posted 02-01-2008 07:14 AM 2508 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had seen a bunch of display shelves here on LJ made from scrapwood designed to hold hotwheel cars. I had some slats from a futon bed so I made a shelf for my son. He has yet to put his cars on it yet.

The second project is a platform for a roasted pig. A friend of mine asked me to make it for a party he’s throwing this weekend for his daughter’s 5th Birthday. The frame is from an old bunk bed and the middle part is made from bamboo T&G flooring that I had left over. For the support of the middle part, I created “I” beams from salvaged 3/4” plywood strips that I picked up from a local cabinet shop. The pig will be on a large metal tray and usually ruins the table top that it is placed on, so this tray is meant to protect the table.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#1 posted 02-01-2008 09:47 AM

Good salvaging job cham.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 02-01-2008 11:43 AM

Nice scrapwood.

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#3 posted 02-01-2008 01:33 PM

Nice job of reusing materials. I am a big fan of reusing cutoffs and other “scrap” materials.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-01-2008 04:27 PM

Nice work!

A pig roast for a 5-year-old’s birthday? These are my kind of people!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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