Table made from pallets

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Project by kjwoodworking posted 09-16-2008 01:48 PM 7269 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table I made a while back using oak and ash shipping pallets and some 6×6 beams that were used for some kind of pipe support. It is finished with satin lacquer. This baby is heavy.

-- Kirk H. --

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#1 posted 09-16-2008 02:12 PM

Great job. Beautiful table.
I appreciate your time, effort, skill and determination to turn junks into beautiful woodwork.
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-16-2008 02:15 PM

Nice piece! Good job.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#3 posted 09-16-2008 02:30 PM

Great recycling job. Nothing beats free lumber!

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

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#4 posted 09-16-2008 02:32 PM

Thanks Woodworm and Ted. It is fun taking and old grey weathered piece of wood and end up with something useful and that doesn’t look too bad either.

-- Kirk H. --

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#5 posted 09-16-2008 02:33 PM

That’s true Charlie. Wood prices are crazy.

-- Kirk H. --

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#6 posted 09-16-2008 03:07 PM

i love it. nice use of wood that would possibly and unfortunately be thrown out. i think it is awesome.

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#7 posted 09-16-2008 04:38 PM

Great job on the table! Keep up the recycling. Every stick of wood is useful, you just have to chip away the parts that you don’t need.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#8 posted 09-16-2008 04:46 PM

Heavy or not, this is a nice piece.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#9 posted 09-16-2008 05:50 PM

Very nice reclamation job! Doing something like this got me interested in getting my first planer.

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#10 posted 09-16-2008 07:47 PM

Spike- thrown out? I don’t know those words, not only for wood but anything else. My wife gets so frustrated that I save everything, heck you never know, I might use it in my next life.

Mick- Thanks, your right every piece is useful. I live near a store and I’m having a problem with someone throwing trash in my yard, it’s always Colt45’s and lottery tickets. Hmmmm? If I could catch them I would like to introduce them to a large piece of wood!

Oldschoolmodder- Thanks!

Rikkor- I’d be lost without the planer. I love it when you stick a nasty looking piece in one side and then when it comes out the other it is so beautiful. I have a few pieces that the grain was so pretty that I hate to cut it up. I’m saving it for something special.

Thanks all for the kind remarks

-- Kirk H. --

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#11 posted 09-22-2008 04:41 AM

That’s a great looking job concidering it’s made out of skids.

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#12 posted 12-04-2008 04:36 AM

Nice looking table. I just broke down 6 pallets to use, pulled the nails, and planed it. It took about four hours… Not sure what I am going to make from it yet. I am constantly scouring trash piles for free wood!

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#13 posted 12-05-2008 08:39 PM

Cleaning up old wood can be time consuming.

The old rusty nails are a pain to get out. I hate when the heads break off.

Make sure you post the project you use the reclaimed wood for crankyrocker.

-- Kirk H. --

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#14 posted 12-06-2008 02:24 AM

Nothing is good in this world if without head!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 12-06-2008 02:30 AM

nice work !!! Great use of reclaimed wood .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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