Continuing my love affair with woodworking and Palette wood , here is my next project.
still need to stain, I’m planning dark walnut.
oh, forgot to put a skirting around the table top, will do tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing this really beautiful work @abhayks. I'm sure your project will inspire a few community members to try to create something similar. I love how the variation in timber colour accentuates the herringbone effect. Could you talk us through the steps you took? Is there anything you would do differently?
As per your advise @JaneK , here it is
A word of caution::
A mate of mine had advised me to use Table saw as that would make many steps very simple. Things like making the wood plane, cutting a Dado joint and finally cutting the table top to shape is very simple using a table saw. I had almost given in and decided to buy this gem. However, read that Maximum woodworking accidents happens on a table saw. Due to kickback the wood pieces can fly back to you at 100 KMPH and hit badly. In extreme cases, the hand or fingers can go close to blade and many experienced woodworkers have lost digits. Saw a video where the first safety advise was to NOT use a table saw. I have just started with woodworking and do not have enough confidence to operate a table saw. A Much safer option would be to use a Mitre saw, though it is not as versatile as a Table saw and costs more $$$ .
This is just my personal opinion, please use power tools as per your confidence and comfort level.
As a beginner, all my tools are entry level Ozito. I find them more than sufficient for my needs.
Many thanks for providing all those additional details on the steps you took creating this table. They'll surely give our members a great idea of how they can create this inspirational project.
I'd encourage you to do some test sections with the colouring your choice. There is nothing worse than coating a whole project to realise you've made the wrong stain selection.
I completely agree with your assessment of table saws, as they can be very dangerous if not treated with respect. I've recently acquired one and have been very carefully trialling a few items on it, gaining some confidence but most certainly not losing any respect for it.
Most of my tools are also Ozitio, and they perform admirably at the jobs I've used them for.
Great job, and I can't wait to see it finished.
Thanks @MitchellMc for the excellent advise.
I had tried Walnut Stain and liked it too much. However, my wife felt that it was not shiny enough, so she went for Oil Based stain . I tried putting my point to which she said what do I know about beauty and aesthetics. I could not miss this chance and reminded here that I married her due to her beauty. The dialog worked a little too much that she decided to not only buy the stain but also paint it. Like any obedient husband I complied and she painted it using the Ozito spray. Turned out very different to what I had planned with water based, however, I'm not in a position to complain
I really like the darker colouring @abhayks.
Congratulations on a fantastic looking table, and many thanks for sharing the finished results.
I look forward to seeing the next project you share.
@abhayks Oh WOW, just love what you have done with this small table... Chevron... it looks great.. You certainly have your teeth into recycled pallets, awesome... I've been collecting old fence palings to do a feature wall, only hope it turns out half as good as your lovely table. Have you oiled it?
This old gal