PTLT Pallet Timber Low Table

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Project by robscastle posted 06-11-2014 11:05 PM 1579 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A table I knocked up over the weekend. (ha ha ha only if it was so true)
This seeming small project gave me more grief than any other project I have done.

Firstly my design criteria of a Black mirror finish table with flip top and no visibe hinge or gap at the table top did not align with my physical skills at the time nor the material components I used.

The finish varnish and stain was a absolute brute to apply, and hence the resultant poor finish, about 6 coats later I conceided defeat on producing a black mirror finish with either a brush or roller.

Anyway enough of the belly aching.

Construction details:

Its pallet pine finished with Feast Watson Black Japan Stain and varnish lined with removable panels and using euro style hinges
Joints are glue and pocket hole method
The removable base is 6mm Fabric covered MDF, the removable sides are 3mm MDF covered with the same material

I did a blog on its construction so take a look (and have a hanky handy) its not one of my more impressive blogs, heaps of errors and frustating results for very little final result, however it is finished and didnt end up on the footpath half way through !

Perils of using rubbish timber I think it has a warp in the frame already.
I am just waiting for a friend to spot and admire and it so I can unload it…. my Canadian mate comes to mind !!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 07:23 AM

Great work Robert and brave to make something fine out of pallet wood. Time to move on to better timber?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 08:48 AM

nice work.

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 10:58 AM

Not bad Robert, looks great….you did an excellent job and a different use for those kind of hinges and still look great.

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

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#4 posted 06-13-2014 12:31 PM

A nice lil table.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-16-2014 09:46 PM

Nice work there Rob. The finish can be a real *itch to get that high gloss piano finish. When I want something like that I use Micro-Mesh. They have these 5 inch sanding pads that start out at about 400 grit and end at about 12,000 grit. On the last grit you can finish with one more step and wet sand it with a light oil and it is a lot of work but the shine is so pretty.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#6 posted 04-27-2018 06:17 AM

Gone in the council cleanup

-- Regards Rob

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