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Here are the mini pallet coasters I made. I made about 12 of them. I resawed some 1/16" strips on my bandsaw to give the tops a rough cut look. I cut some strips 1/4 wide for the runners as well. I glued them together by stacking weights on top of them. They're 3 1/2" by 4" wide.

The last picture I took them to work and lifted a couple with our fork-lift just to get a cool picture of how small they are.

Credit for the design goes to Steve from www.woodworkingformeremortals.com

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Nice touch using the forklift!! Good job, they are cool
 

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That's just awesome! Before I read your post I looked at the first pic and I didn't see the router table in the back and was thinking "Jeez…. how many coasters does this guy need if he's building them from stacks of palllets!" - only when I saw the router did I realize they were mini-pallets :) What a neat idea.
 

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Ha ha - i was going to type word for word EWJSmith!
the scale really fooled me - neat idea
clever to bandsaw to get the rough look
 

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Sure hope they were made from old pallets!
 

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Pretty cool.
 

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I made a toy wooden truck for my Grandson and made a few of these to go onto the trailer at the back.I wish I had made a few moreto be used as coasters well done. Alistair
 

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Always only positive words for pallet coasters.
 

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Thanks for the nice comments.

I didn't use old pallets to make these. I had to one to tear apart but it splintered to pieces when trying to pull the nails out, so I used some old lumber a friend gave me when he was tearing down some shelves in his garage.
 

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Nicely done! I'm planning on making these for Xmas gifts and I was wondering - what did you use for a finish?
 

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This is fascinating and very cool.
 

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I will have to lend you my pallet lifter so you can move them around !

 

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