I Love Reclaimed Wood from Pallets

Submitted by texasjuju on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 07:41

My husband and I made a toddler picnic table for the grandbabies out of reclaimed wood from pallets. I have a bench sander that I used for a lot of that wood, but wow what a lot of work. So for Mother's Day, I asked for a Dewalt thickness planer, and I have to say I think that's been one of my best purchases in a while.
I had no idea how beautiful some of that pallet wood could actually be until I started running it through the planer.
I needed a book / magazine shelf in my guest bathroom so I used a plan submitted by a guest, modified it a little and used my reclaimed wood.(Flat Wall Bookholders) I used an oak poly stain in order to bring the grain out some. I couldn't be happier!
Thanks Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Free, I had everything I needed.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Reclaimed Pallet Wood - Some pine, some oak
Finish Used
Minwax PolyShades Classic Oak
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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