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Project by Woodwrecker posted 09-08-2008 07:59 AM 12314 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The third picture is the “before” picture. I can’t afford to buy wood so I use what I get. This is from Honduran oak shipping crates. It’s as hard as a rock but sands and finishes nicely.
I’m having a blast.
Thanks for looking.

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#1 posted 09-08-2008 08:06 AM

Looks pretty darn good to me. Those crates make nice tables.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#2 posted 09-08-2008 09:14 AM

Very beautiful. If you did not tell before and after, I didn’t know it was from shipping crates.
How did you hide the holes left behind by long brads? Has your saw or plane ever bit hidden brad?

I have had a bad experience once…spent almost an hour to make good my plane iron. Then only I bought “little wizzard metal detector”...Now no more chewing hidden metal…LOL .

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 09-08-2008 12:39 PM

Reallly nice reuse of materials! Where do you get the crates from?

-- -=Den

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#4 posted 09-08-2008 01:36 PM

Nice job on the project.
I was surprised to find out that those shipping crates / pallets are actually good “rough” cut lumber. I found, oak, poplar and good pine was used in their construction. I made some quick jigs and scraps to furniture builds out this “free” wood. I made some small boxes and a small bench from some oak. Your table is an excellent example of using that resource wisely. The table appears to be well built. It has a very appealing look.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 09-08-2008 02:09 PM

gorgeous creation
. Amazing transformation you did with the specialty wood!!! Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 09-08-2008 02:09 PM

Great Job! Even nicer out of shipping crates.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-08-2008 02:32 PM

Great job, that really looks good. It really cleaned up well.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#8 posted 09-08-2008 03:46 PM

That is some great free lumber!

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

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#9 posted 09-08-2008 05:06 PM

Very nice way to recycle materials. Table looks great

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 09-08-2008 05:12 PM

I really like the look of that table. I think you’ve done a great job.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 09-08-2008 06:49 PM

nice work….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 09-08-2008 11:30 PM

Definitely better than the firewood option Woodwrecker. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 09-09-2008 08:22 AM

Nice looking table and one of a kind for sure. Keep up the work.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#14 posted 09-17-2008 11:17 AM

Thats a nice looking table, pallet wood makes nice country peices.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 09-28-2008 07:48 PM

A great job of recycling, & some great craftsmanship.

You’re helping to save our forests.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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