The piece that got us all started. Here is a video tour of our Pallet Desk.
WoW. I just got start with woodworking at the begging of the year. I have never done anything like this befor (woodworking that is). All the piece I have made besides my very first table has all been from pallets. I just got done with a desk that is kind of like this one but this blows mine out of the water. The hinges and the pins on the bottom are awesome. Thank you so much for doing a video of this. That is beautiful. what is the finnish on it? Mine is linseed oil and wax.
No problem man, glad you liked it! The hinges definitely took some figuring out but I just tinkered with them until I got it to work. A lot of people like linseed oil but I wanted a darker piece so I went with a wood stain and then I rubbed it down with BearRabbit wood conditioner which I make in my kitchen. If you click here I did another post on this desk that works you through some of the construction. Do you have a link for yours? I'd love to check it out!
I will have photos up soon. But here is some over priced stuff that I have done on etsy. The sofa and table are down stained and sealed. Because its in our living room.
http://www.coreyrussell.etsy.com I still have two more coats of oil and the wax to go
this what i took with my phone
Very cool man, looks really nice. Nothing that more practice won't cure for sure, you're on your way. Just stay patient, don't settle and keep at it! Pine is a really tough wood to work with because it's so soft. I look for very specific pallets made of oak to build my stuff and I have had a lot of good results. I also spend a ton of time milling the wood after I break the pallets apart so that each piece is perfect before it gets used. It is a lot of extra work but it really helps a ton!
Nice looking desk! I have been working on making some furniture out of pallets (pine, oak, and cedar) and I am glad to see you took the time to plane and refinish your boards before construction. I have spent hours sending my boards through a table saw and planer to get them straight and flush. Too many other pallet desks (and other furniture) I have come across look like junk. Just because you dug the materials out from a scrap heap doesn't mean your product should like it.
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