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my son said he had some palletts for me, for fire wood, after i loaded them on the truck i realized the wood was very heavy, i asked, were they fom?
Malaysia he said, when i got them home and looked at them a little closer the different colors caught my eye. i took a couple of peices to work, cleaned them up, and they were incredible, purple, orange, yellow tinted, even some worm holed brownish. i dont have a clue what type it is, the purple is extremely hard, [i killed my little rigid planer blades] the yellowish not quite as hard, then there a light colored purple that was half the weight as the rest but still tough, i started to square up some of the light purple boards, when cutting to width they just went crazy, started with 1 straight edge, but by the time i passed it through the saw it went in 2 different directions, looked like the letter Y, this stuff was crazy. anyway its not pufectley flat[didnt have the fence on biscuit jointer secure enough] i only have 3 -2ft clamps so had to improvise on final glue up. over 100 of them little things. i epoxied the bolts on the legs, just srewed the stretchers on, had to assemble in the apartment, 1 coat of poly under, 4 on top with light sand between. both my son and his girl love it, that makes me happy, told them its not fine furniture so dont be affraid to scratch, ding bangit, enjoy, if it breaks oh well ill fix it, just enjoy, the size about 42w 36h 60+L i know its not purfect, but i had fun building it, aint that what its all about

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you should be very proud! just beautiful. My young ones aren't marrying age yet but when they do you've inspired me to give them a gift they can talk, relax, (fight?) well…communicate over! Great job with that sweet pallet wood find!
 

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Great project!!! You did an awesome job!
 

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Very nice "re-purposing" of wood and an excellent project. Well done!
 

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Very nice. The funny thing is that other day I told my wife that some pallets have nice wood.
 

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Your use of pallets reminded me of back in the 60s when my dad would go to the local Honda Motorcycle dealership in town and get shipping pallets. They were all mahogany and simply beautiful wood. Nice job with the table. You efforts definitely show fine work.
 

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great looking table.
 

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that's a fantastic looking table, especially for pallet wood! good on ya!
 

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He brought you firewood, you sent him home with a beautiful heirloom. Reverse irony.

Victory!
 

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I call these projects Trash to Treasure! That is a very beautiful piece. You should be very proud. Glad to see more of the reclaimed work catching on. Good job!
 

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Very nice. You did an excellent job and wood is very unique.
 

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great job turning those pallets into a very handsome table.
 

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very sharp table got to love that free wood
 

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Very nice table.. That's what it all about, free wood and having fun…
 

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The wood of pallets brings hard work. But it is a very grateful wood. Double pride. To recover wood, and a nice work. Congratulations.
 

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This can be Acacia. A common hardwood from southeast Asia. It has some variations, yours looks to be lightest colored.
You did a great job on saving it !
 

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Great looking table! Like the wood colors and finish. Very lucky son to have it. Great save of the wood.
 
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