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Project by mIps posted 263 days ago 753 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is. My first “real” project (not a garage fixture and not a tool accessory). Also my first pallet project. I have no idea what kind of wood is on this but I do know that whatever the legs are likes to tear rather than cut or sand no matter what direction i chose.
It’s just a simple little bedside table. the legs are tapered slightly on all 4 sides starting about 8” from the top. The top supports are inset roughly 1/8” and secured with pocket screws. This got interesting once I tried to put the sides together as the inside is only 8” wide…
I attached the top to the runners with screws as well.
It still needs some sanding and a finish but, overall, not too bad for a first attempt.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Love the grain patterns. Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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gsimon

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#2 posted 262 days ago

This table is perfect for the size and good use of pallet wood
The wide grain and the tear out makes me think it’s a softwood – if the pallet could be carried with one hand it is probably so.
Cheers
Greg

-- Greg Simon

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mIps

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#3 posted 262 days ago

Yes, it definitely could. If I had to guess, most likely fir. I’ve worked pine before and it didn’t behave like this stuff did. Still trying to decide what kind of finish to put on it. Looks good in my room already. :)

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 262 days ago

I thought you might me talking about me and having my picture up there. :)

Nicely done by the way.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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BusterB

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#5 posted 262 days ago

I like it….nice build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 262 days ago

Fine looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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