My first "Re-claimed Pallet, Coffee Table"

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Project by wanderingwest posted 11-18-2013 08:19 PM 2624 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although I have a bunch of leftover slats, it still took three pallets to make this. I am really happy with it and it is going to be my first piece too be sold in a legit furniture showroom. I’m getting stoked seeing what I can make with just a few hand tools in my apartment.

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 12:06 AM

Love the rustic look and I’m glad you kept the saw marks and nail holes

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 04:59 AM

Cool looking table. Great mix with the woods.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 05:14 AM

Beautifully designed.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 01:16 PM

Wonderful work and a beautiful result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 02:03 PM

“With just a few hand tools in my apartment?” I wine about space & tools in my shop & you’re building great stuff in your apartment out of pallets. Suddenly, my excuses seem pretty lame. You are amazing & an inspiration!! Keep up the good work!

-- Craig Bullard

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 02:36 PM

It’s a real nice table and you can be proud that you made it from pallet wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 04:17 PM

This is really cool. Great job

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#8 posted 11-19-2013 06:34 PM

Very nice. Pallets are awesome for free wood projects.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#9 posted 11-19-2013 07:15 PM

where the heck do you guys find these awesome pallets

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 11:26 PM

Daltile or any flooring showroom usually has a bunch. The best I have found so far come from auto paint retailers and suppliers. You just have to watch out for toxic pallets. If they don’t have a stamp on them that says HT for heat treated then assume they have been fumigated with methyl bromine which enters your skin through touch and is very toxic. I am fortunate in that I live in Flagstaff AZ which is on the crossroads of major trucking and train routes and has a big local shipping and manufacturing economy. There is literally no end to the pallets here.

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 06:46 PM

A very nice coffee table and great use of pallet wood. The contrasting colours look great….well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 11-21-2013 03:49 PM

I am fortunate as well in that my company doesn’t care if I take the pallets that we receive things on. I only take the ones that have the HT for heat treat.

-- Marty, Ohio

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