Free Form Band Saw Box From Pallet Wood

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Project by FloridaArt posted 05-17-2010 01:35 AM 6351 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

April, 2010—On garbage-eve my pal Lenny gave me a heads up that his neighbor had put a pallet out at the curb for pick-up. So I picked it up. Some hard wood and some soft wood. I glued up some of the hard wood and made this two-drawer box, which I gave to Lenny! He was amazed that pallet wood can look this good.

Nothing special about the construction. This is a basic band saw box. The design is my own, inspired by so many of the free form designs out there. There is felt on the drawer bottoms, glued in. The finish is two coats of Danish Oil, followed by some car wax a few days later. This was a fun little project.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 02:29 AM

This is cool art I thought it was setting on a mirror at first.

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#2 posted 05-17-2010 03:15 AM

Very nice. I keep saying I am going to try one of these. I hope it turns out half as nice.

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 03:59 AM

That is a nice bandsaw box. I really like the open side design, too. Nice job of rescuing that pallet and making it into a very fine box.

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

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 04:52 AM

That is a very cool design. The final product looks great. I got my bandsaw about a month ago and my next project is a bandsaw box of some type. Are you using a Carter stablizer?

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 06:23 AM

Great looking box Art.
I bet Lenny makes sure you get tipped on other wood scores in the future.

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 07:28 AM

I like it… looks like a mountain on a lake.. reflection…
I just received the Lois Ventura Book … Sculpture Bandsaw Boxes.. will try these new designs… already have made several from her first book…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 08:38 AM

Great box. Love the “mirror” effect. Wonderful design. Fantastic use of pallet wood.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 05-17-2010 12:19 PM

Great looking box. The pallet wood sure looks nice.
I love the design… the straight lines on one edge of the drawers give it a nice modern look.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 02:31 PM

Great Job. Looks good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 05-17-2010 04:08 PM

Very nice!! Great use of pallet wood.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 04:35 PM

I think the box looks great too! Do you know what the hardwood is? I’ve used pallets myself to make projects in the past. The hardest part is removing all the nails and any other metal!!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#12 posted 05-17-2010 07:01 PM


Very nice design !!!

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 05-18-2010 05:05 AM

Thank you ALL for the nice comments. Yes, I have the Carter Stabilizer in my 14-inch band saw. This box was made using a Carter 3/16ths blade (forgot how many TPI). With the Carter Stabilizer and the 3/16ths blade I am getting no drift, which makes cutting very accurate and predictable for me.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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