2 Drawer panel blanket chest

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Project by David Dean posted 12-19-2013 02:15 AM 1302 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt using pallet wood to make furniture . Got lucky and got some 7’ x 3 ½ “ x ¾” boards of white pine which made it easy to do this project but the pulling nails and sanding and staining and some polyurethane . 100 % recycle wood

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 02:29 AM

Nice work. Great use of what most people call trash

-- John

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 03:06 AM

Very nice project to recycle wood, both blanket chests look great…well done.

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

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 03:12 AM

Thanks folks but now I now why I like oak so good.

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 03:35 AM

Great job.

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 05:37 AM

Very nice!

-- Pierre - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 10:33 AM

Well done and nice re-use of wood…. I’d like to try that sometime…..

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

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 12:10 PM

Nice clean lines with an appropriate finish. The white ivory look to the handles is very effective.
Good job

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 01:20 PM

These are very nice!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 06:30 PM

thanks for the comments and next time Im going to try a dresser or two. Thanks again

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#10 posted 12-20-2013 09:25 AM


They certainly look good, and exhibit your unique style.

You are fortunate to get so much stock in the same dimensions, a rare find indeed.

The de nailing and removal of unusable sections along with the additional surface preparation and associated work is all part of the process when using recycled materials.

Kind of puts the skills of the users into a respect category in my mind.

Keep up the good work!!

-- Regards Robert

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David Dean

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#11 posted 12-20-2013 02:57 PM

Thanks Rob I read all your bolgs which helped alote Im thing of building some dresser’s with them thanks again.

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 04:35 PM

Nice balance in these. Plywood panels?

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David Dean

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 04:49 PM

thank you.

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