Reclaimed Red Oak Pallet Chess Board

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Project by JBOO27 posted 06-04-2013 09:38 PM 4257 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board is 100% Recycled/Reclaimed wood. The board itself is made from a red oak pallet. The squares are 2’’ x 2’’ and approx 2’’ thick. They are attached to a mahogany base that came from a desk I dismantled. The boarder is recycled pine that is pressed together. It was taken from other projects I had.

The board measures 16’’ x 16’’. And the full measurement = 20’’ x 20’’. It weighs around 12-15 lbs.

This is the very first board I have put up for sale. I have made 3 this size so far. I love making these, and I will continue making these, and ALL my projects, out of RECYCLED materials.

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 10:15 PM

This is genius! Great work!

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 11:29 PM

Always good to recycle wood when possible. Way to much goes to landfills. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 12:21 AM

That’s quite a feat from reclaimed pallet wood!

By the way, in case you are not familiar with this technique, it is a lot easier than making the squares individually.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 10:21 AM

“This is genius! Great work!”
I second the motion!

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#5 posted 06-07-2013 02:19 PM

It looks good and like the rustic look and frame of your chessboard. A great and creative way to reuse pallet wood. Great job!

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