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Project by Pallirondack posted 11-18-2012 06:01 PM 1382 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first complete project using pocket-hole joinery. All but the backing and the four light colored boards that make up the frame of the case are recovered lumber. The wide boards were recovered from the attic of a garage, used to create a loft-like area for storage. The doors were all recycled wooden pallets. The “feet” were blocks from pallet runners. To get the right width of the case and shelves, the boards were all assembled using pocket hole joinery, as were the frames of the doors. The finished case is 50” tall, 60” wide and 15” deep.

It took forEVER to build, was by far the most difficult rustic style piece of furniture I have built, but is also the one I am the most proud of to date. The client is having is sealed with polyurethane and that’s it. It took twice as long as I expected and I should have charged twice as much…lol…

A close up of a pocket hole joint, connecting two pieces of wood.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 07:55 PM

Nice save on the lumber. Good project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 02:54 PM

Great job!! It is always hard to figure the amount of time to build some thing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 06:09 PM

I like it a lot!
Its rustic feel and beauty could not be more evident.

—www.sawblade.com—

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Pallirondack

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 08:49 PM

Thanks folks. I enjoyed the finished project, but wow…what a pain in the you-know-what. ;-)

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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Molly

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 08:21 AM

I love this! It’s I do however need a woodworking encyclopedia bc I don’t have a clue how you did it, or what pocket hole joinery is but I’m about to find out, good inspiring!

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 09:15 PM

LOL…..if I can figure out how to add a photo, I’ll show you. Or I’ll add it to the project. That’s easier.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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