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reclaimed malasia pallett table

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Project by bampy posted 05-07-2013 01:12 AM 1374 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my son said he had some palletts for me, for fire wood, after i loaded them on the truck i realized the wood was very heavy, i asked, were they fom? Malaysia he said, when i got them home and looked at them a little closer the different colors caught my eye. i took a couple of peices to work, cleaned them up, and they were incredible, purple, orange, yellow tinted, even some worm holed brownish. i dont have a clue what type it is, the purple is extremely hard, [i killed my little rigid planer blades] the yellowish not quite as hard, then there a light colored purple that was half the weight as the rest but still tough, i started to square up some of the light purple boards, when cutting to width they just went crazy, started with 1 straight edge, but by the time i passed it through the saw it went in 2 different directions, looked like the letter Y, this stuff was crazy. anyway its not pufectley flat[didnt have the fence on biscuit jointer secure enough] i only have 3 -2ft clamps so had to improvise on final glue up. over 100 of them little things. i epoxied the bolts on the legs, just srewed the stretchers on, had to assemble in the apartment, 1 coat of poly under, 4 on top with light sand between. both my son and his girl love it, that makes me happy, told them its not fine furniture so dont be affraid to scratch, ding bangit, enjoy, if it breaks oh well ill fix it, just enjoy, the size about 42w 36h 60+L i know its not purfect, but i had fun building it, aint that what its all about





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billculpepper

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 01:31 AM

you should be very proud! just beautiful. My young ones aren’t marrying age yet but when they do you’ve inspired me to give them a gift they can talk, relax, (fight?) well…communicate over! Great job with that sweet pallet wood find!

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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TheeWoodShed

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 01:34 AM

Great project!!! You did an awesome job!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 01:36 AM

Very nice “re-purposing” of wood and an excellent project. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 01:52 AM

Great job.

-- Todd

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Ed

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 01:57 AM

Very nice. The funny thing is that other day I told my wife that some pallets have nice wood.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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jackthelab

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 02:05 AM

Your use of pallets reminded me of back in the 60s when my dad would go to the local Honda Motorcycle dealership in town and get shipping pallets. They were all mahogany and simply beautiful wood. Nice job with the table. You efforts definitely show fine work.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 02:16 AM

great looking table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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glen

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 02:40 AM

that’s a fantastic looking table, especially for pallet wood! good on ya!

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Buckethead

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 02:46 AM

He brought you firewood, you sent him home with a beautiful heirloom. Reverse irony.

Victory!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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ASUAlumni02

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#10 posted 05-07-2013 03:56 AM

This is great

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JSB

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#11 posted 05-07-2013 05:35 AM

I call these projects Trash to Treasure! That is a very beautiful piece. You should be very proud. Glad to see more of the reclaimed work catching on. Good job!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Bdubya

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 12:03 PM

Very nice. You did an excellent job and wood is very unique.

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 05-07-2013 01:49 PM

great job turning those pallets into a very handsome table.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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indgreg

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#14 posted 05-07-2013 02:34 PM

very sharp table got to love that free wood

-- greg indiana

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#15 posted 05-07-2013 03:14 PM

Very nice table.. That’s what it all about, free wood and having fun…

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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