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Project by Tokolosi posted 781 days ago 1773 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

But I made it for my teenage daughter. I’m sure she will be able to find something to store in there.

Pallet oak finished with Danish oil. The knobs are actually made and sold as scrapbooking accessories. Saw them at a big box craft store. Had to buy and modify some machine screws to make it work.

The last picture is of the back. I was having the darndest time getting the drawers to go in.Then I realized the air compressing behind them is the problem. So I had to either sand them smaller or… drill a small hole behind each drawer. I am actually proud of the fact that they fit so tight! ;-)

Cheers and thanks for looking.

edited to add:

Im always amazed at how much wood a project consumes. This was made from there cross members of a packing pallet approx. 4’ square. Did not use the braces. And all I have left is 4 or 5 tiny cut-offs. And the entire project is only about 12” square and 6” deep. Heavy though!

-- “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

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#1 posted 781 days ago

Oh yea, a bit o friction goin on there. Nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 781 days ago

I like it…whatever name you give it. Looks great.

I got your message on the mineral oil. Thanks.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 781 days ago

If you got a good enough fit that air pressure was a problem, you should be proud. I am sure your daughter will enjoy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 781 days ago

Nice project….good way for me to use up all of the odd pieces of hardware I have laying around : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 781 days ago

Very impressive use of a recycled pallet indeed. I especially like the knobs.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 781 days ago

I never would have guessed pallet.Well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 781 days ago

Love this in all manner of ways: the knobs, the pallet, the story…. and the unknowns for use.

The fact that its purpose is unknown is altogether fitting that it’s for a teenage daughter. If you can’t quite describe it or figure it out, it MUST be for a teenage daughter!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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Tom Godfrey

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#8 posted 781 days ago

Impressed with the quality of work that you have gotten out of scrap pallet wood. Just goes to show that nothing is scrap or waste provided you can find a way to use it. I too use a lot of pallet wood but have never used it for furniture. May give that a try later on.
Btw i would give it a name for your daughter. If her name is Susan then I would call it the susieq or something to that effect.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#9 posted 781 days ago

That is really nice. And found wood is a plus.

Since you asked, I would call it an Apothecary Cabinet. Do a Google Image search and you will see the similar multi-drawer cabinets.

I like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Don W

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#10 posted 781 days ago

I like it. I’m sure your daughter will to.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#11 posted 781 days ago

Spam: thanks! That was what was on the tip of my tongue!

Very nice! I love the knobs! Random and funky :-)

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#12 posted 781 days ago

You must be right in the hep young group. My granddaughter just had me replace everyone of the drawer pulls on a similar cabinet. Everyone of her new pulls was a different vintage pull she found at a junk store. I asked her if she couldn’t make up her mind and was told GRANDPA, that’s the new craze. Congrats on recycling the pallets. Nice job. Don

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#13 posted 780 days ago

Looks like a great what-knob box to me. Nice recycling and use of found materials.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 780 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments. I really value it!

-- “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

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#15 posted 780 days ago

Wow that is a good idea storing hardware if the daughter does not use it of course….....Super way to resuse pallet wood.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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