|Project by je_superfly||posted 01-18-2013 02:33 PM||5005 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
This was a fun project. And my first using reclaimed wood! While at work a couple of months ago I noticed a pallet that looked a little different from the others. In it’s rough state it appeared to be made out of cherry and a few other hardwoods cobbled together, but I couldn’t really make out what they were. After getting it home and broken down I milled up the thicker bottom supports of the pallet to discover two of the three boards appeared to be a gray-colored walnut. At least that’s what it looked like to me. Thought that was interesting so I placed them aside to be used later. I also set aside the rough top boards as well.
I drew up the design for this table in sketchup a long time ago, well before I came across this pallet. I just wanted something to have next to my chair in my living room that I could place my laptop on or something small. I saw a picture on lumberjocks some time ago that made me want to try some curved legs rather than a straight or tapered approach. So I decided to use some of that pallet to make this table as I thought it was interesting that I came across similar colored woods to my previous sketchup model. The only change I made from the model was the chamfer detail around the top. I used some of the top boards of the pallet to make the aprons, but discovered that they were not cherry after milling. I like the contrast of the woods so I still implemented them in anyways. I also glued up the gray walnut boards for the top and did my best to align the grain. The legs were milled out of some cherry that I was given from a friend of the family.
Total cost to me for this table was close to nothing. I got to try a new technique or two, and had fun making the dust! Thanks for looking everyone!
-- -James, Sumerville SC