Redwood pallet coasters.

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Project by Wagon173 posted 05-02-2014 04:10 PM 2261 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In honor of this pallet bandwagon that I seem to have inadvertently jumped onto, I made a set of coasters out of reclaimed redwood fence boards. It began as a way to make a little extra money by having my buddy sell them at the farmers market and also a decent practice project for my box joining. It took several sets before I had started making them well enough to be comfortable putting my name on and selling. They did take a little longer than I thought, however, and I’m not sure if people are going to be willing to pay 20 bucks a set. It got easier once I got my hands on a decent set of dado blades, though. I guess we’ll see next month when the farmers market opens back up. If not, it looks like the family is getting coasters for Christmas this year!

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 09:15 PM

They look great! What kind of finish is on them?

-- "The difficult I can do right away. .....the impossible will take a little longer! "

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 10:42 PM

Looks good and def looks like they took a little time

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 11:37 PM

Thanks guys. They were finished with penofin transparent redwood. It’s not food friendly and takes a few days for the fumes to ware off, but since it won’t be in direct contact with a counter (other than this picture) or any food, I’m not really worried about it. -Brandon

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#4 posted 05-03-2014 08:36 AM

They look great!

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#5 posted 07-16-2020 11:46 PM

Great job, they look great, authentic too. I thought about some like that some time ago,
People will pay for nice pieces if you are in the right area. Down where I am there are shops that get a lot of tourist, always see someone buying something. Some of those places are geared towards the local artist, in varied medians.

-- Eric, building the dream

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