Dorothy Bauer Table November 23rd, 2018 - 07:53:05
I thought hey my dad would probably make some pretty good use out of a coffee table. I don't think he has one, and I thought it looked simple enough and it is pallet wood, so it should come out pretty cheap. So I decided to give it a shot. Here are a couple other photos? This looks pretty simple. I can't say I stick to this, so anyhow, here is a free pallet that I found and I ripped off a couple pieces of wood, as you can see, laying on the right already a lot of footprints on it. So I proceeded to take it apart with opening up the wedges with a little hatchet and then cutting off all the nails with a reciprocating saw, let all the pieces of wood outs get all the nails out.
As you see so. At this point, I pretty sure I power washed it, but I didn't take a photo of it there. It is there's the power washing photo. So here is the power washed wood and I decided to cut down to the smallest length. This is me marking out the wood to make it all the same length. This also shows a tool that I made if we back it up just a second, so this is a tool I found on a site which I'll link below where you can rip wood. You need to clamp it into here, and this end there needs to be very straights and you run that against your fence.
And then you run one side of all your wood up against that, and then you flip it over and run the other side against the fence and the blade. And then you have it perfectly perpendicular wood to bind together to glue into a surface, or so it should that's the thought at least behind it. This is me making sure all my cuts are the same length. It is very hard to film and do this at the same time. So a lot of these are just pictures, unfortunately, sorry about that, but I think you can understand why I don't have a professional set up.
This is what I was saying before this is me, making my first cut there and the second cut will be this fence, moved in and cut against the inside edge of where it's you what you currently see. So this is me, with the pieces of wood all laid out how I planned on gluing them together. The wood is all. How do I put this? The head of the nail is all on the underside so because, when where the head of the nail has gone in, you see kind of a bigger indent of that area, so this is smaller indentation and it makes it for a better surface, another shot. So this is my kind of jumping into the legs I wanted to match, as you can see there, the shape of the outline of some of the pieces that are already in the palette.