All Cherry and maple Packing Crate!!!!

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Project by Tokolosi posted 01-28-2012 03:26 AM 2641 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every day almost we read here about wonderfull packing crate finds. Made of ancient kauri, Mahogony and Zebrawood. Ok maybe never those but certainly maple and oak and other deliciousness. Found wood. Then we see them beautifully crafted into exquisite pieces by creative Lumber Jocks. Even the simple pine crates become magnificent boxes and furniture.

So in tribute to the positively precious pallet I made one. Not from found wood or even old packing crate wood. But store bought hardwood. In this case Cherry and Rock Maple.

Please note the carefull attention I gave to replicating this wonderfull source of wood. The rough cut components, not one with a straight edge, and not one with the same width or thicness. The superfluous use of nails that are gloriously outsized for their intended purpose. It was particularly hard to crack, split and crush the edges to get an authentic look.

It was finished with an initial coat of Corona Light followed by several coats of a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa.

Anyway, its on my driveway if someone needs wood. If its not gone by morning I’m putting it on Craigslist.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 04:26 AM

Heh heh, you must have actually posted this yesterday because I think I just saw your Craigslist add. Pretty clever!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 04:53 AM

Good try but it’s way to nice for the packing crates I’ve seen. Better luck next time. LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 04:56 AM

So you started with corona light and new business was born. If your wife gets a flat from running over it you might need more beer.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 07:41 PM

HAHAHA I love it!!! You could make a set of drink coasters for sure!! They would definitely draw some attention! Now that I think about it, I might have to borrow your idea and make a set of coasters for the house

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 03:09 AM

That is awsome, and the attention to detail is amazing. Great idea and creativity. I may just be creative myselft and copy what you did there.

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 02:47 PM

This is certainly unique compared to most other projects on LJ. Folks creativeness never ceases to amaze me. You are certainly raising the threshold with this one!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 06:12 PM

This is awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jesse --

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#8 posted 03-07-2012 06:14 PM

Wait a minute – it’s only teeny tiny sized?!? Even amazinger! The first pic is really convincing as a full size pallet, looks like it’s sitting on t+g flooring planks relative to the background. Cool goodness :)

-- Jesse --

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