TV Room Low Stand

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-30-2011 03:45 AM 2984 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Who says old pallet wood can’t be given another life?
TV room low stand for snacks, foot stool, step stool, you name it.
Just in time for football season!
Material is reclaimed oak. Sanded to smooth as a baby’s butt, and finished with two coats of Clear Shellac and one coat of Bri Wax.
Thanks for looking, and GO BEARS !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 04:12 AM

Sweetness! I really like the big dovetails! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 04:16 AM

ditto…just what i was thinking! ...and a beautiful, heck -of-a-lot-of-work finish!!
-seriously, how do you manage to make everything so perfect?
You must be very patient and diligent!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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Jeremy Greiner

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 04:40 AM

Very nice, I like the different stripes of wood glued together like that it gives the stand a lot of character. Your finishing on this is superb!

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#4 posted 08-30-2011 04:49 AM

That is one substantial table! I like the finish you put on it – very nice! I wish I could luck into some pallet oak. All I’ve been finding are pine. But I shouldn’t complain because after planing them, I’ve been surprised by how nice they are. I’ve even found bird eye pine, if there is such a thing – very small quantity, but still very nice as far as crating pine are concerned.!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 08-30-2011 04:52 AM

I am truly impressed with your work. Super job all around.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 08-30-2011 05:04 AM

wow!!! I have used some pallet wood but it did not have this thickness…this turned out incredible!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 08-30-2011 05:23 AM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 08-30-2011 05:31 AM

Where do you find this type of pallet?
Love the stand you made out of it and the good craftsmanship made it a very nice looking project.
Enjoy !


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 08-30-2011 06:26 AM

Thanks everyone.
I got the wood from a huge steel stamping plant just outside Chicago before I retired.
The plant manager was a real nice guy and he actually thanked me for taking it because they were paying $200 a week to have it taken away!
The pallets and crates they brought their rolls in were made from massive oak and other hardwoods.
It had to be strong to hold the huge steel rolls.
When their main stamping presses were operating, the ground shook half a block away!
It was a work out & a half taking the stuff apart! lol
This picture is about 1/10th of what I obtained. (that’s the truth)
I brought a lot of it down to Florida when I moved and have a larger amount stored at my brothers’ house back north. A lot of it is beat up, but most is usable for the small projects I cobble together in the garage/shop.
I’ll bring it down as I can.
Thanks again for your kind comments.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 08-30-2011 09:16 AM

Great use of the pallet wood. You have made a beautiful stand to such perfection with fantastic finish. Nice pictures.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 08-30-2011 11:05 AM

That’s really an awesome stand! I also love the different colors of wood together.Bring on the nachos! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 08-30-2011 12:28 PM

Wow! I never see that kind of pallet wood… just junk pine! That is a wonderful score!
And that little table ain’t so bad either ;-)
As Sheila said, the different shades in the wood look spectacular.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 08-30-2011 01:05 PM

Great job reclaiming the lumber. It looks like it made for a very large tv. That design would work real good for a sitting bench.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#14 posted 08-30-2011 01:26 PM

Nice bench/table. That will come in handy on Sunday’s.
The only thing I would change is the GO BEARS, to GO VIKINGS.

-- Mel,

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#15 posted 08-30-2011 01:38 PM

great stand

nice to see you are getting time in the shop

i don’t have a dog in that fight

so i’ll just say


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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