$1.00 box

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Project by RayArnold posted 01-22-2014 08:05 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from pallet wood , total cost of the project was around $1.00
for the hinges and hasp I got at a garage sale and some felt,
finished with poly,

-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 08:57 PM

Boxes! Can a person ever get tired of boxes? I don’t think so.
You found some nice wood in that ol’ pallet there. The box is great! And the price was right on too!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 11:39 PM

Beautiful job and good save. I remember my first pallet save it was black walnut and most recent was mahogany.

-- Tommy,

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 02:07 AM

Nice box, and great price. My question is, where do you people find these pallets with nice wood? Everything here in Jax, FL seems to be pine….Or maybe I’m not digging deep enough?

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#4 posted 01-23-2014 02:28 AM

Buck a box. Nice work. You can’t beat that.

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

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#5 posted 01-23-2014 04:05 AM

exterminate….look for companies that move alot of HEAVY items…typically these pallets are made with scrap hardwoods for their strength

-- Every bad idea is born in moms garage.

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 04:10 AM

The pallet came from Grizzly tools , It was what my new table saw came on . looks like some kind of yellow pine to me.

-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.

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#7 posted 01-23-2014 05:16 PM

I LOVE cheap stuff, and I LOVE cheap-but-good stuff even more. Nice job.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 03:55 AM

I’m new to this site and this is my first post…. I’ve made a few boxes for Christmas presents and have a tip for you. But first… Nice box. You have the same idea I did. I just got through breaking up about ten pallets just for this purpose. Some of the wood was Oak but most was Ash. I think my efforts will produce some nice boxes in the coming days. Tip – spray adhesive on the box insides and adhere the felt prior to cutting to final length and glue up. It makes for better edges. Another way I did it was to adhere the felt to thick paper stock (cut to size) and then adhere it to the box bottom. I like the way you used box joints but I think I’m going to make a few with mitered corners and put keys/spooned on all the corners AND I also plan on trying the box joint variety as well.

Any other great ideas for what to build from pallet wood?

-- Dale

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#9 posted 01-26-2014 11:04 PM

You might want to check out this site >
He makes alot of pallet projects.


-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.

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