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

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 732 days ago 3269 views 8 times favorited 31 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 !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 732 days ago

What a great project….really cool….

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

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#2 posted 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

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

-- Brett --- HOLY MOLY!

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#4 posted 732 days ago

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

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 732 days ago


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 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

That is really nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

Nice use of bits. Great looking end product!


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

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#10 posted 732 days ago

Good idea well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 732 days ago

Now that is cool!!!

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

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#12 posted 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

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 732 days ago

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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