A couple of shop projects for work

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Project by BentheViking posted 01-05-2012 03:22 AM 2856 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for Lumber Liquidators. Our store opened a couple months ago so here is a few projects that I made using scrap plywood, 1 and 2 by’s and pallet pieces.

First project is a set of racks to keep underlayments in. They are shipped to us in cardboard pallets which last all of 2 seconds once you cut into them.

The other photos are the break room table that i built.

Not the type of projects that most interest me, but until I get a shop again its better than nothing. And hey its kinda fun to build a project that you can then move via forklift and not have to worry about messing anything up.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 03:51 AM

some very useful projects.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 10:51 AM

Keep an eye on those pallets. i’ve seen some really nice wood come from them.
Looks like some sturdy construction. all you need now is some vices on the “break room table” and you have a work bench. I see those projects on here a lot.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 10:56 AM

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 02:56 PM

OJM…bundles of hardwood floors aren’t sent on pallets, but instead banded together and spaced off the ground with “stickers” that are approx 2 1/2” square and 40” long. Most of what we’ve gotten in is oak, poplar, and pine, but I have found a few that I have grabbed immediately. Haven’t had a chance to clean them up to figure out what they are but I will say that they are hard and dark and heavy.

Other issue I have working there is all the small samples of great wood that we have to give out. Yesterday I was told to pull out a bunch of samples for a discontinued product (brazilian teak/cumaru). Not sure what I can do with them but I’d love to figure something out as I can get lots of great samples but they are all 3/4” thick 6” long and 5” or less wide. They are also prefinished and have the parts of a floor board cut in them (tongue, groove, air spaces on underside). Any suggestions would be great.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 08:59 PM

>“Not sure what I can do with them”

Insert panels on box lids?
And the sides of the box?

Double stick tape them upside down to a longer board to plane off the bumps on the bottom.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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