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Project by Moosesman posted 06-07-2020 04:32 PM 503 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a serving tray for stepdaughters birthday with a little chevron pattern to match her fireplace. It is nothing fancy. Made some sawmarks on the boards to give it a reclaimed look.

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Madmark2

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 04:48 PM

Nice. I like the blue.

Two Qs:
  1. What does it weigh? It looks heavy.
  2. what holds the chevrons in place? It looks like the pattern will fold if not on an underlayment.

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 04:56 PM

its very light less than 10 pounds. It has an underlayment that the patern is glued too.
the material is 1/2 inch thick it looks bigger than it is in photos approx. 12×19 x2 inches high

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#3 posted 06-07-2020 06:06 PM

Nice looking tray. I like the added colors to it. What did you use for the colors? Is that dye? Also I think you just mastered recreating the pallet wood look.

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#4 posted 06-07-2020 08:29 PM

I used different shades of varathane stain. I don’t know if that’s a knock or a compliment lol. It’s the first time I’ve tried creating the saw marks myself for the reclaimed lumber look. There’s a guy on Instagram prob quite a few that I seen it done. His work is far from looking like pallet wood. I’ve always enjoyed the look of the saw marks in wood for some reason.

-- Cut it chop it rip it....make it!!!!

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#5 posted 06-07-2020 10:43 PM

Heck, I’ve been wasting my time trying to eliminate the saw marks 8^)

Looks great!

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#6 posted 06-07-2020 10:50 PM

Splintergroup haha no you haven’t. There’s nothing more rewarding than a beautiful scratch free finish.

-- Cut it chop it rip it....make it!!!!

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#7 posted 06-07-2020 10:57 PM



I used different shades of varathane stain. I don’t know if that’s a knock or a compliment lol. It’s the first time I’ve tried creating the saw marks myself for the reclaimed lumber look. There’s a guy on Instagram prob quite a few that I seen it done. His work is far from looking like pallet wood. I’ve always enjoyed the look of the saw marks in wood for some reason.

- Moosesman

Sorry I didn’t mean it as a knock. When I was a laborer we used to get brick and block pallets that had saw marks like that. They were quite a bit heavier than normal pallets. We were building lofts at the time and I always thought the industrial look was cool and those pallets would have made some nice pieces.

I think you did a fine job putting the saw marks in with just enough detail to make it interesting but not over done.

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#8 posted 06-07-2020 11:09 PM

Thank you. I agree with you too. I really dig the industrial look. I felt like it was a compliment. I just meant it from a broader viewpoint. I hear a lot of people knock the pallet building and I understand to some degree as far as chemicals and stuff but I say if you’re out there building something you’re doing something valuable with your time. Just wear a mask and use it in right setting and it’s a good start for folks that can’t afford the more expensive woods so go for it. If you like that industrial reclaimed look check out echopeak design. He is on another level. Beautiful woodworking page. That’s where I picked up the technique

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