|Project by Tokolosi||posted 01-28-2012 03:26 AM||2158 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
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