Garden potting bench made with reycled pallet lumber

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Project by David LaBolle posted 09-18-2013 03:43 AM 7258 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Steve over at Woodworking For Mere Mortals for the great idea.

Breaking down the pallets with a hammer and crowbar was not easy. Next time I’ll use this cool tool I’m gonna have made.

The finish was done with a blow torch. It’s a pretty easy way to get boring old pine to have a bit of character. Next time I think I’ll go a little lighter on the burned effect. I keep forgetting how it darkens further once you put oil on it.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 05:40 AM

Great job. I personally like the darker burn to it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 08:22 AM

Nice re-use of wood,,, looks great….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 06:24 PM

That’s the beauty of wood. You can make objects over and over again with the same material.Excellent!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 12:04 AM

I like it. The torch thing is always fun to do.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 07:51 PM

Like it. Has a very nice and charming rustic look. Great use of pallets. Well done!


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