Pallet Wood Ent. Cabinet

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Project by OldKranky posted 10-15-2012 04:01 AM 5144 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry, it’s been a while since I last posted anything. I have been busy getting our new company off the ground.

My wife spotted a cabinet at Home Sense and took a couple of pictures (see below) and asked me to make one for our family room to put the DVR and Blue Ray in along with some books and such….
I went back and took a few measurements and got to work.
This is another Palette Wood project. A few months back I found a large palette at a company called Felder Equipment it was 4’ x 8’ and the boards were 4/4 thick. I don’t know what species it was but it cleaned up nice and the price was right.
All I have left to do is the chicken wire in the door, I’m having trouble finding the wright size to look good.

All in I have spent about $25 bucks on this project everything except the crown and the hinges was palette wood and leftovers including the paint.





Leftovers from palette

Leftovers from palette


-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 09:57 AM

Darn nice reproduction! Wife should be happy.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 11:50 AM

Great job, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 01:40 PM

Well done!

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 02:06 PM

Looks great How did you give it that stressed look?

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 02:41 PM

Thanks Guys!
Clay: I painted two layers below the top layer one red and one black and let them dry between coats.
I mixed up a batch of home made Chalk Paint (two parts paint and 1 part baking soda) in the cream color for the top layer. and applied it to the cabinet liberally and let it dry.
The chalk paint sands easily so all you have to do is sand it smooth and sand it through here and there depending on how you want the under colors to peak through.
When you are finished sanding you apply two coats of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax and buff between coats.

Thanks for looking.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 06:22 PM

I prefer yours to the store cabinet and at $25 its the perfect price, well done.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 06:54 PM

Great job!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 07:40 PM

Dont suppose you have pics of the pallette? Always makes a huge impact showing the dirty and abused pallette before and after…

Awesome job replicating and improving on the original. I’m gonna have to try this chalk paint mixture of yours. Baking soda? Why not?

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 08:41 PM

Sixstring: I forgot to take a pic of the palette when i started normally i do. I will take a pic of the leftovers and post it later.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 01:52 AM

Great job using a pallet! My favorite projects are the ones where people take the time to create something beautiful out of what most people would consider trash. I appreciate more than the projects that use $1000 worth of some exotic wood.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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