Hmmm...what do I see?...

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 04-18-2012 10:53 PM 4320 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do I see in this pile of old discarded oak crate wood?

I see a new work out bench for my son and I to use.

(Here is a link to the plans blog. Thank you to the author.)

Why add to the already over flowing landfills when you can clean this stuff up and give it a new life?

1) You save a ton of money on wood.
2) You are “environmentally green”.
3) And yeah, it’s more work, but it’s worth it for me.

Thanks for looking and have a great day !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 10:56 PM

What a great project….really cool….

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 11:02 PM

Nice job on this and from crate wood yet! Great save and great work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 11:06 PM

Awsome, I love reclaming someone’s scrap wood! Incredible what you can build with it!

-- Brett --- HOLY MOLY!

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 11:18 PM

Love it thank you for showing and thank you for showing the planes

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 11:18 PM


Nice re-purpose on the wood.

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

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Jeremy Greiner

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 11:56 PM

That looks great, I am jealous of all the pallet wood you get and what wonderful things you can make from them.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 11:59 PM

That is really nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 12:45 AM

great save and nice bench..always great to use old wood and give it a new life…so much wood is wasted…glad you save this oak…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 12:47 AM

Nice use of bits. Great looking end product!


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

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#10 posted 04-19-2012 12:54 AM

Good idea well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-19-2012 01:05 AM

Now that is cool!!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#12 posted 04-19-2012 01:11 AM

Ya done good here! Not only does it appear functional, it looks nice enough to bring in the house. That is always my criterion for how well I did. LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 04-19-2012 01:47 AM

I gotta hit more stores for crates…

Big Box Tool, Furniture, Motorcycle…

Any others?

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#14 posted 04-19-2012 01:49 AM

I love it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 04-19-2012 02:27 AM

Good Show, Eric. That is really cool.

I am still in my forced march regarding EMR….....looking forward to shop time.

This was a refreshing joy to see. My current project involves reclaimed wood, and I am itching to get back to it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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