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After a few brews and some persuasion from fellow brewers (brendan kelby and droughty) Here is the Pallet Bar build

This shows what a bit of time and some recycled pallets can produce.

Best bit is there has been a fair bit of interest where i live so this pallet furniture stuff may turn out as a viable business opp!
 

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looks great pal :)

really looking forward to getting something done in the shed , haha when the time comes.

def a really great job :)
 

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looks pretty good Bruce, nice joints and build mate. I made a book case with pallet wood once. It came up with that lovely pink hard polish you have there. Do you know what the wood is, I never worked it out.
 

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great looking bar .I love working with pallet wood its the right price ;)
 

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are using a thicknesser or just sanding / planing it ?

looks nice
 

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CB we worked out the hard wood as jarrah. we originally thought it was a red gum or somethign similar but once we machined it we knew. the pine is radiata pine soft and light which is good because if the whole bar was jarrah we would have more trouble moving it than we do now.

And yes pallet wood free and most of it doesnt contain any treatments so you get a fresh crack at it although the timber is weatherd and hard as all ****. this also made joining difficult there are a couple there im not the happiest with but just had to make do.

Maheel: i was a little pissed last night when i posted this lol prob should of given more info. firstly once the timber was denailed it was ripped on a table saw to largest section size i could salvage and made as square as i could get it. it funny cuz the tools i used are as old a weatherd as the timber :p then parts were ripped down to size and used a thicknesser to do a couple of final runs. Sanding was the big thing had to work down from 80, 150, 180 240 320 and a quick hand sand at 400. getting scratches out was difficult due to how hard it was.

The sealants on the base was sanding sealer and then a water based clear coat we had lying around. the bar top (my pride and joy) was done using a cabinet makers wax. originally i wanted just beezwax but this was the closest i could get. To get that sheen without having to polish for a whole day you smear it on over surface relatively even but nice and thick. Then with a heat gun you melt the wax and as you apply heat the grain opens (in this case not much but enough) and the wax seeps in. then its buffed off with a soft cloth.

Thanks guys
 

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lol unfortunatly you wont be able to nev it is up for sale this was built during down time at work specifically so i could sell it. but sold pending payment. there is a list of ppl who have shown interest. but by the time cvs comes around next year im sure i would have another one knocked up we can have a drink over. I have a feeling ill be making a few of these or some similar.
 

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