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Pallet panelling on my lower back porch

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Project by JR_Dog posted 04-18-2012 03:33 AM 1928 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s great to see something and know you have the tools and resources to pull it off quickly. This unfinished inner partition wall has been that way for a long time.. I dismantled some pallets I recently came across and am currently making wooden walls with them. I plan to get the entire 3 walls done and then pull out the sander and stain to really make it stand out. I”ll update the pic’s after I finish that.





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#1 posted 04-18-2012 03:56 AM

why don’t you at least start sanding before you nail it to the wall?
in know i much prefer sanding something on a table rather than on a wall.

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 04:06 AM

Do you realize that you live in a squirrel’s house???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 12:01 PM

DIY…Heh heh heh…that was pretty funny.

I like the look, JR. Spruce it up a bit, but let some of that rough character show through.
Looks like that pallet dismantler is getting some milage.
Thanks for posting!

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

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 12:53 PM

I wouldn’t sand it much, just so no one gets a splinter. I wouldn’t stain it either – it looks neat as is and when you trim out the windows it will look great. My question is, how do you dismantle a pallet without breaking it? I’ve tried taking hardwood pallets apart and the spiral nails used make it nearly impossible.

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 01:06 PM

Nice job JR.
I use pallet wood for just about all my projects and most come out fine.
I think you’ll be amazed at how well that stands up over time.
Thanks for sharing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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JR_Dog

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 02:30 PM

Thanks Everyone!

Oh and I assure you the squirrel is lov’n it.. he must be since he’s been sitting in that same spot for years… even has cob webs in her fur.. sheesh

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JR_Dog

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 02:33 PM

dhazelton…. go check my projects and see the tool I made to rip those buggers a new arse… it works great and if you don’t need to full length of the board on top you make it real quick by cutting just inside the nails on the outside of the boards and only having to pop the middle row of nails.

I can yank apart a pallet and save almost all the wood in about 5 min.

Hope it helps

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 03:42 PM

Some thoughts on a great project.

Good use of found wood. Consider using lap jpints vs butting. It will help with expansion and contraction. Simpler than tounge and groove. My friend built a butiful cabin in the Ozark Mountains. When the beautiful pine would shrink there were gaps.

Pre sanding, planing etc when horizontal is cleaner, healthier, easier. Scraped and sanded the wood siding that I didn’t take down inside my barn/shop. Looks good, took ten times as long as when I removed the outside boards, scraped and sanded them, and ran them through my lunch box planer.

Haven’t looked at your bio but if you are in northern region throw in the best insulation you can afford.

I redid my back porch on my 140 year old house. sahes were going to seperate, Went with insulated plastic, as it is what I can afford? scraped and sanded the floor and stained and sealed it. Probably should have repainted it, but it was an experiment. Cost me time, and money. Learned something. Only I cared about it? Looks good. But so would a polyurathane painted floor.

Hope my rambling makes sense. LOL!

Good luck.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 04-18-2012 04:57 PM

did you board in the squirrel?
Great use of pallet wood, nice work.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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dhazelton

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#10 posted 04-18-2012 11:54 PM

I can probably fab one of those up. I think I’ve seen a commercial version of that but that would cost money and I already have a wire feed welder and scrap pipe around. Thanks for the idea.

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JR_Dog

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#11 posted 04-19-2012 02:25 AM

Thanks for the great advice Doc I’ll certainly use that to my advantage.

The squirrel has made it through the turmoil.. all safe and sound.

Take care all and sorry if I missed commenting on anyone.

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 04-19-2012 02:43 PM

Got to see the finished project! :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 06-02-2012 02:36 PM

Hey,

Did you finish it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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JR_Dog

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#14 posted 06-02-2012 02:41 PM

No, not yet, I used some of the pallet wood to build the wishing well. So I have to find some more soon and finish the porch.

Off to the local Mall to get the wife a piece of jewelry.

Take care Doc!

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