Box from pallets

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Project by madts posted 12-13-2013 at 09:50 AM 1305 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago I snagged some pallets, one made from red oak. Out of this I made some boxes for the shop.
Then just the other day my step-daughter wanted a box to keep stuff from the triplets. You must understand that each kid has 10 fingers and thumbs times 3. That equals 30 total 4 year old very fast moving digits.
So anyway time was short so I remodeled this box to make a safe hiding place from the trips. The inlay is mahogany and finish is tung oil. Flocking is PSA felt store bought.

Some of my pics are not oriented right . Never had this problem before. Any ideas.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 at 10:31 AM

NIce box, the inlay detail is great. Without locks, though, won’t those 30 digits get this open pretty quickly?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 at 11:18 AM

Very nice. What is your procedure for the inlays?

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 at 11:40 AM

I love reclaiming wood. Well done on a really amazing job. Love the inlays.

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 at 11:43 AM

Cool looking box and great save on the material.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 at 01:09 PM

What a beautiful box.
She is sure a lucky girl.
So wonderful that a pallet can become this.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 at 02:15 PM

Thats a real nice box rehab. Looks like it’s already gift wrapped. All it needs is a bow. Well done.

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 at 03:09 PM

Great looking box and nice workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 at 04:57 PM

WOW, that is a sweet box you have there!! Great job on it!!

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

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 at 06:42 PM

Wow, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 at 07:25 PM

Great looking box, you sure have some nice pallet wood in your area

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 at 01:47 AM

Very nice box and what a great catch getting a pallet made of red oak. The oak has come up really nice and the inlay is beautiful…. excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 at 05:01 AM

Nice work madts, looks great.

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 at 04:01 PM

Great boxes, I love pallet wood

-- Norman

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 at 07:47 PM

sweet gift and a great posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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