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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 410 days ago 1020 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So like usual I find pallets and make things out of them. I needed a TV dinner/laptop holder for the couch. All of this was made using two pallets. First process removing 1098464829294656483 nails and then planing them down with my no. 4 Stanley. I then laminated the red oak and mystery wood together. I really have no idea what kind it is. I also made the legs with my plane and a cheap rasp. I thought it kind of funny that the tree starts out round, somebody makes it square, and then I try to make it round again. Yeah I don’t own a lathe. Anyway the dowels came from a used foam brush handle (I don’t really throw out anything that’s wood). I finished it with a red mahogany stain and then put Danish oil over that….......which caused the stain to bleed into everything. Causing this brilliant look! Completely unintentional. my way of building doesn’t involve much thought. Kind of like “I think I’ll build a lamp…..it’s not looking like a lamp…......maybe it could be a pepper mill….....or a box…...or a doorstop…....or, that kind of brilliance can’t be taught. Anyway it works…..the laptop holder that is. Please be gentle, I’m not that good, but I’m having fun

-- Just trying to build something beautiful





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Josh Magnificent

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#1 posted 410 days ago

Looks good little brother. Well done :)

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you need a bigger hammer.

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Dakkar

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#2 posted 410 days ago

The key to style is consistency. Just make sure you’re consistently unintentionally rustic. It looks like you’ve made a good start, though.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 410 days ago

Interesting and creative. Reminds me of Jeff Foxworhty’s coin phrase. you might be a redneck if…......

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 410 days ago

Jeff Foxworthy is twice as sophisticated as I am. Thanks for all of the comments guys

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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woodbutcherbynight

1226 posts in 910 days


#5 posted 410 days ago

Step up your game and post a project with duct tape, (laughing)Be sure it has some wood in it, maybe use the duct tape as a hinge or something…

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 409 days ago

Lol! That’s brilliant Mike! You’ve given me new perspective

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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akmiller907

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#7 posted 409 days ago

very cool. pallets are my favorite resource. I made a laptop table/ dinner tray out of some poplar pallets i had and love it. Great project

-- Kenny

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