Pallet Wood Box End Table

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Project by trippcasey posted 03-05-2013 02:17 AM 4981 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the first table I have ever built. Its nice…but I dont like the top being screwed down. My wife likes the chrome screws on the top, and says it gives it a rustic/industrial look. If she is happy, then I am happy. I hope to get better, but this is my first completed project other than a picture frame. Ill share those later. It is all reclaimed pallet wood that I sanded down and stained to one color. I love the lines and the weathered look. Im proud….I actually finished something without my ADD taking over!! I love this hobby, and want to get at it more and more each day. Just wish there was more time.

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 03:07 AM

A happy wife is an understanding one…. Never forget that the customer may not see it your way and change your plans at the last minute but they are always right…. Nice job Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 03:30 AM

Great job. I do a lot with pallets too. Your attention to detail really makes those weathered pieces look nice.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 11:47 AM

That looks great would never know it was your first completed one. I rescue pallets. too, nothing like free wood.

-- Tommy,

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 11:40 PM

nice table.i’ve saved a couple of pallets just hadn’t had time to build with them yet.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 11:49 PM

Thanks guys!

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 03:59 AM

Really got to love this piece, ain’t had that kind of nerve in a long time. There are some real nice details here in design/construction combined with a devil may care approach. Now a little less gloss on the finish might show better, but rough stock never had it so good.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 08:06 AM

That’s better pallet wood than I normally find, some nice wide pieces. I like how the fork cut outs kind of make feet.

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Scooter McClain

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 12:05 PM

Very cool! Great job!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 12:49 AM

I like the color of it, it’s about as good as pallets are ever going to look. Nice work.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 12:53 AM

Minwax brought out the color. This thing looked like a pure bred mutt before stain.

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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