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Project by travislucia posted 08-13-2013 01:22 PM 2507 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, I wanted to post up some of my other finished projects as I play catchup on the forums. All of these pieces are made from reclaimed fencing and pallets. Like I said, I am new to the forums and these project were all built last year. I will upload something more recent very soon. I would also like to point out that pallets are cheap/ free and can be converted to these neat little furniture pieces all of which (except the bench) I have sold using craigslist! Thanks for looking!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique





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Kevin

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 02:29 PM

Nice work. Good designs on all of the pieces.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 05:27 PM

Excelent! Nice work and good use for pallet wood.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 06:06 PM

nice!!! I recently started making furniture from pallets
my initial plan was to sell them.however,im finding that people on craigslist are a bunch of scammers??? any suggestions?

-- davidjon440ohio

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 09:12 PM

I like that coffee table looks good

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 10:08 PM

And I like that desk. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 10:50 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments! I have not had very many issues with scams on craigslist, at least not when selling things. I would look for tell tail signs like people asking you to wire them money for shipping or something weird.

When selling on craigslist I try to include as many dimensions as possible as well as “money” words like “reclaimed” and “rustic” or “recycled”. Honestly there is always someone who feels good about purchasing a solid piece of recycled furniture from an American craftsmen. It gives them something to sit around and be proud of or show off. Also with reclaimed barnwood or fencing, give a rough estimate of how old the wood is and where it came from, people love owning history. I am personally in the military and currently stationed in Texas, so I use the buzz words regarding ” Authentic, rustic, Texas Barnwood.” Im not sure if it works but I have had a lot of luck selling everything I have built.

Also final tip, sell outside your town and look in bigger cities, more of a market and usually more money. Many people on craigslist have contacted and asked for custom pallet pieces. Good luck! and thanks for looking!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 07:13 AM

Great job

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 11:55 AM

As a “reclaimed wood” builder myself, I agree these can sell well. I have had no luck with Craigslist selling these here in the Chicago area, but have had luck with some higher end consignment shops.

They look great and keep up the good work.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 11:07 PM

Great looking projects! Always a good way to use pallet/recycled wood.

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#10 posted 08-15-2013 06:06 AM

I’m not a big fan of pallet projects but I have to say yours are kinda nifty. I can see the appeal. Hope you do well with the sales…....................

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 08-16-2013 01:31 PM

They are all good looking pallet projects. Like the rustic look, has lots of character. Great job!

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#12 posted 09-11-2013 05:30 PM

Looks great. It’s amazing how I look at a pallet and my mind goes blank trying to develop a project idea yet looking at projects like yours makes me pick up a pallet and start working. Great job. How much you sell your finished projects for if I may ask? They look nice, practical, and useful.

-- "It's always a good idea to copy a good (wood project) idea" author unknown

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