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Project by NoTalentRookie posted 08-08-2010 07:50 PM 2787 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you just see a piece of wood…and have to scrounge it. The lid of this box in a former life, was a board in a pallet. I did have to edge glue two pieces, to get the width I needed. The sides are some Walnut left over from a previous project, and the splines are whatever I could find laying around that came close to matching the top. The finish is three coats of thinned poly..and one final coat full strength.

I love lookin’ at other peoples projects, so it’s only fair that I add one of my own every now and then. Thanks for lookin’.

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 08:09 PM

Very nice! Top is perhaps butternut?? What a wood to use in a pallet!

Was it a bit softer than the walnut?

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 08:16 PM

Yes Sir….A bit softer, and a little more splintery also.

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#3 posted 08-08-2010 08:45 PM

I think you should change your handle – looks like a LOT of talent to me!!!


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#4 posted 08-08-2010 09:49 PM

That is a great looking box and a good use of scraps.

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#5 posted 08-08-2010 09:54 PM

Nice looking box. I like the recycling of woods.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#6 posted 08-08-2010 11:32 PM

Very nice job. Funny also in that I took a board off of a pallet just last week, it was just to nice to be left on a pallet.
Great use of recycled materials.

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#7 posted 08-09-2010 12:45 AM

I like It! Very beautiful!
Way to use the scrap too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 01:27 AM

I’m with Jordan. Time for an amended handle. I really like this box. Nicely done.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#9 posted 08-09-2010 04:04 AM

It looks warm, I don’t know whay but that’s the adjective that popped into my head so i’m stickin with it. Looks good

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#10 posted 08-09-2010 05:37 AM

Beautiful box. I like the way the top fits into the box. I need to try this. BUT, please don’t spread the idea of using pallet wood. My wife will hear and there goes my wood budget!! I tried to make a cabinet door for my shop out of pallet wood once and it developed a lot of splits as the weather warmed up. I used it for my firewood box in the house. My wife believes all pallet wood will do this. Again, nice job on the box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 06:07 AM

Great box. Very well done. The wood combos look nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 08:18 AM

Great box. Love the design and build. Always love hearing of some one using pallet wood, or other recycled wood for projects. You can find some beautiful wood on pallets. Great job.

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 08-09-2010 04:35 PM

That came out great.
You have loads of talent my friend.

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#14 posted 08-09-2010 10:44 PM

Great job, beautiful wood

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#15 posted 08-10-2010 05:24 PM

Nice job, looks great. Good design and execution. The pallet wood is definitely a good source of inexpensive wood, I got an entire tractor trailer load of it, most went to the wood stove, but, I found walnut, curly maple, ash, oak, poplar, and a couple nice looking boards I can’t identify, maybe 100 usable pieces from the load. The load I got was never exposed to the elements, and most all of it was very stable, since I cut it up and put it under cover right away. Love looking at all your projects, I agree, Your handle is too modest, but humility is a great attribute in life, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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