A Rustic Stool From Recycled Pallets.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 04-14-2014 08:47 PM 1655 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Rustic, antique Japanese style stool made from old pallets. I have used the best of construction techniques such as dovetail and mortice and tenon joints for sturdiness. Finishing was a problem as I wanted a used, knocked around look. Pallets don’t finish well anyway so I guess I achieved what I wanted. Its a bit more blotchy than I really wanted. The original design had a solid top but I didn’t have the wood so compromised with slats laid out in a solid looking way.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 09:01 PM

Excellent work on this one. Great use of the pallet wood.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 12:13 AM

Nice stool, John!!

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

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 02:18 AM

You know, people absolutely love this kind of stuff, it’s all the rage now. This is a great example and a beautiful piece of work. Nice job on recycling the wood.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 03:54 AM

Thank you all for the comments. Much appreciated.

-- RusticJohn

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 08:51 PM

Pallet wood is one of my favorite materials. Great design and use of the thin deck boards… love it!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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