Entry table out of pallet wood

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Project by ay1978pa posted 12-20-2013 04:48 PM 2616 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am happy to present my first major project for opinions and critiques. I built this entirely out of heat treated pallet pinewood. The only power tools I had at the time were a handheld mitre saw, a sander and a drill. I was going to attempt a solid countertop but decided not to until I acquire a table saw.

The table took me around six months to build at a very leisurely pace. I sanded it and finished it with two coats of danish oil. The inserts are pressed heavy duty foil (I used disposable baking pans) finished with acrylic. I went for art deco designs – Machintosh rose, iris and daisy.

Thank you for looking. I am hoping to post my next one soon.

-- Alex

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 04:59 PM

Great Job. I like the reuse of materials into something beautiful. Looks nice installed too

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 05:22 PM

Really nice idea and great way to recycle something old. Good work!

-- KDW

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 05:29 PM

Awesome project! Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 06:01 PM

Great job on reuse of materials, looks super.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 06:25 PM

Looks great, very unique! Great job with your limited tool set

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 07:58 PM

It always amazed me looking at the items made from (most of the time) free pallet wood. You table stands out in my mind. Sometimes having a shop full of costly tools doesn’t make the project any better looking

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 03:20 PM

Very nice design. Sometimes when I see pallet wood projects, I think, “well just because it’s pallet wood, doesn’t mean you don’t have think about design and aesthetics”. You obvious did! You did a great job!
Thanks for sharing that.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 03:21 PM

Great job. I am a pallet guy myself.

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 12:44 PM

Thank you for the comments guys, it means a lot.

-- Alex

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