Pallet Wood Pot Stands

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Project by robscastle posted 09-15-2013 11:20 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too fancy today, just amusing myself by making a couple of Kitchen Pot Stands.

The frame is Pine and the insert is Meranti.

Construction Process:

The length of pallet frame was jointed and then sawn in half to produce the frame stock.
The Meranti was already dressed ready to go.

Thicknessed the pine so all the timber was all the same thicknesses
Cut the meranti into 2 x squares and trimmed the pine to suit.
Cut the pine on the table saw.
Gave everything a sand to remove rubbish, and did a dry fit up check.
Then glued everything up and attached a band clamp.
Checked the project for squareness. alignment and made sure everything was OK

After drying sanded from 80 Grit up to 320.
Raised the grain sanded again at 400 and applied sanding sealer.

Once dry sanded and sealed again, then left to dry and later applied a spray can clear finish.

Didn’t know what to do about the feet so I went with stick on ones. (It was nearly Beeroclock)!

I then presented them to Aurora from outside the kitchen and all was received well.

Things I could have done better.

1. Instead of just cutting the timber frame with a miter an flipping it over I could have re sawn it and had the grain pattern flow around the stand.

It would have looked a lot better although its only common garden variety pine the effect would have been mimimal, should be done out of routine!

2 Do some joint tweaking on the sanding disc to get a perfect fit on all four joints.
There is some gap filler on one of the joints.

3. Run a beading bit along the frame to provide a little more grip for the pot.

4. Do some creative thinking and use different feet.

P.S. She was really impressed with her Aurora’s Kitchen sign as well!!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 01:23 PM

It’s nice and useful project, why bother with fancy looking.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 03:02 PM

I am happy you are amusing yourself and are keeping the boss happy .
Keep it up and it will lead to improvements that you mentioned ,it’s hard t oget it the way you like it the first time. I find as I am always second guessing myself .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 04:25 PM

Nice work. It’s always nice to make something for the kitchen where it is sure to be used a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 04:29 PM

Nice mix of regular and rare.
If the wife is happy…I’m worried.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 08:33 PM

Good one Robert…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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