Working with recycled timber #84: Pallet Table 2012 to 2018

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 04-17-2018 11:40 PM 1669 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Back in Jul 2012 I made a pine Pallet table and stained it Cedar.

I am not sure why I never posted it, possibly because using recycled pallet timber for “fine’ furniture is not really the done thing, and it was actually not completed or finished.

Regardless here is a short story about it.

Apart from the shop bought turned legs all the rest is recycled pallet wood.

The top is a typical breadboard end construction.

I dont remember what method I used to edge join the sections, but it looks like I used polyurethane glue in the construction.

The underside has a central brace fitted.

The frame I simply profiled with a router bit.

Then for finishing, In Jul 2012 I profiled the table top edge and stained it Cedar.

It then remained unfinished and unused until this week.
I think at one stage I put it on ebay for sale, but it attracted no interest, and got stored away.

Now in 2018, into my wood disposal items it was placed.

Its interesting to see that there is no real movement in the timber after all this time.

So maybe pallet timber has a place in furniture after all.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 04-18-2018 12:58 AM

Don’t sell yourself too short rc... You migh not have had any eBay offers but it’s a neat piece of furniture anyway. Only Pierre Cardin is qualified to question the timber’s origin/species and most people can’t even spell his name.

You should salvage it from the disposal stack, give it a good shellacking (or two) and promote it to a worthwhile house item.

Its interesting to see that there is no real movement in the timber after all this time.
- robscastle

Put it on a set of wheels and feed it prunes… then stand back and watch it move…
and when it stops drag it back into your house!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 04:43 AM

It will be interesting to see what the NEW one will look like…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 04-18-2018 11:07 AM

Looks quite good Rob…Beautiful figure in the pine and the cedar stain sets it off perfectly!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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