My maiden wood project

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Project by Sonu posted 01-10-2013 10:45 AM 1139 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden items have always been close to my heart but everything wooden in my house was shop made.
Few months back I had tried my hand on pasting laminates on 16mm plywood to create background boards for my brass naval clocks and a prayer altar made of similar board with glass shelves. These things came out very nice and gave me confidence for more.
Because of zero experience on actual woodworking, I took my time to read tip and techniques given here on LJ and some similar woodworking sites.
Once confident and with a project on my mind, I embarked on my first ever wood project made out of pallet wooden boards. I have no idea which wood I have used and believe it or not, actually bought TOOLS as I went along with my project.

The last picture is of few TOOLS that I ended up buying for this project.

An “ANANT” planer.
“G” clamps (I always had them)
10 mm drill machine
Standard hammers
Meter scale
and few assorted items.

I directly used 3 coats of clear synthetic varnish over the wood as I could not find/explore more options for getting the professional polished look.

I intend to use it as open SHOE RACK.

Please do visit me on for more pictures of my maiden project.


-- Sonu,

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 01:42 PM

Nice shelf – fill your fish tank up.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 03:53 PM

Dang fine start….Good job!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 04:07 PM

A pretty good job for a first timer. Keep it up!


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#4 posted 01-11-2013 12:31 AM

great reuse on the pallet wood. and nice shoe {tool} rack.


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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 12:45 AM

Good salvage. Gotta start some place.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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