Pallet wood cabinet

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Project by JoeRPhilly posted 11-19-2013 08:40 PM 6928 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rolling cabinet for my basement/laundry room/shop.

A while back I saw an ad on craigslist for free pine lumber. When I got there, there was a ton of wood, but all soaking wet. It was boards from shipping pallets, but no nails and straight 7’ lenghts. So I packed up as much as I could, then stickered it under an awning and let it dry out for a while. Unfortunately, once dry, almost all of it proved to be rotted beyond use. I managed to salvage a few boards that were still solid. These were used for the barn style doors for this cabinet. The rest of the cabinet is 1/2” plywood and some 1X3 pine. Oh and the top was a glue-up pine panel that I had from my old closet.

I really dig some of the colors that came from this half-rotted wood, and the wormholes add some cool character as well.

I think the wood is spruce, but not sure, some type of softwood/pine

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 09:55 PM

Sick cabinets bro! Really nice colors from that reclaimed wood. I love the reclaimed/repurposed stuff.

What kind of finish did you use? Oil and poly?

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 09:56 PM

Very nice cabinet and fine job of recycling!!. That is a good looking cabinet and I like that is is mobile!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 12:51 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.


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#4 posted 11-20-2013 01:50 AM

love the colors and the way it’s framed up
nice use of the lumber

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 11:11 AM

2 thumbs up for the recycling..the panels make this a super looking cabinet

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 06:10 PM

Great looking cabinet and a good job of giving wood a new life..well done.

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

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 03:13 PM

It looks great, like the barn door style, the hardware and the wheels. Great job!

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