Homecoming Pallet Thrones

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Project by Dustbringer posted 11-17-2018 11:55 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project. I found myself on the homecoming committee this year, with a theme of “Once Upon a Time”. I had as near a $0 budget as can’t be measured, so I went with pallet wood (largely). The built-in contours of your standard North American pallet stringer lent itself to the joints at the footrest, seat and arm heights. Two of the pallets I found were nearly all oak, so that added a lot of strength to the frame and slate, though removing the nails was A LOT harder. All the nails and tacks buried within the stringers made using power tools impractical, so I was cutting tenons with a pull saw. As my deadline loomed near and I only had one chair framed, I went and bought some 2×3 lumber from Home Depot and was able to make the Queen’s throne in 2 days (the King’s took weeks). The absence of embedded nails allowed me to shape the Queen’s throne in a more feminine and graceful theme – so that turned out to be a providential move. I used dowels to hold the slats and arm rests down, every thing else was mortise & tenon.

Fun project!

-- .:Dustbringer:.

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#1 posted 11-18-2018 12:47 AM

Dusty. That’s the coolest use of pallet wood I’ve see yet ! Well done!

-- Mark

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#2 posted 11-18-2018 09:53 PM

A great project and a fine wood ”
rescue” too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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