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Up-cycled shipping pallet coffee table for under $20

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Project by SirSalamander posted 867 days ago 2808 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 hours and lots of F bombs dismantling a very old shipping pallet with a pry bar, hammer, and jigsaw.
3 hours cutting (Delta table saw), sanding (orbital sander), and assembling with wood glue and wood screws.
4 days finishing (boiled linseed oil, thinner, ash from my fire pit), then 4 coats of satin poly.

A very very easy and rewarding project, plus….I didn’t want to spend $200 on some chipboard garbage, and I REALLY needed a new coffee table.





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MitchMan

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#1 posted 867 days ago

Really nice!

What’s your process for using ash in the finishing?

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SirSalamander

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#2 posted 867 days ago

It’s a fairly simple process. I took a handful of ash and charred chunks of wood from my fire pit, then I ground it all up into fine powder. Then I mixed it in with my linseed oil and thinner, jarred it, let it sit over night. What I loved about it was how it darkened the already dark areas of the lumber without clouding any of the grain and provided it with a really nice warm contrast.

#3 posted 867 days ago

Great idea and it look very nice.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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MitchMan

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#4 posted 867 days ago

Great idea with the ash, thanks for the details.

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groovy_man_6

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#5 posted 867 days ago

isn’t it nice how old junk like that can look so good! I make most of my furniture from recycled pallet wood as well, nicely done!

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JoshOne

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#6 posted 867 days ago

Looks great man.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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Todd Barrone

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#7 posted 867 days ago

Nice work.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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SirSalamander

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words and support guys. I’m off to a good start!

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JR_Dog

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#9 posted 867 days ago

Try something like this next time….

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62026

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SirSalamander

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#10 posted 866 days ago

Geez, I need to get into metal work now because I NEED that. I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the link.

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