Still in progress:
I spent some time making a writing desk out of pallets not too long ago. The things that people make with pallets are really creative. If the pallet wood is safe, it can make for great project wood as it can be had for free sometimes. Just takes some work.
This aquarium top will be for a 12 gallon long Mr Aqua. The legs of the pallet wood top are TBD
, but I'm leaning towards an industral look of metal pipes and flanged mounts (pictures of ideas at the end).
Here's what I have so far:
Dissembling the pallet:
Sawzall with bi-metal blade to separate the planks. This seem to be the fastest for me and I enjoy the metal nail head in the planks look. Beating on planks with a hammer or using a crowbar can take time and risk splitting the wood:
Mock-up of reinforcements:
The top, pre-stain. Countersunk deck screws hold it together. Looking to fill in countersinks with a filler before stain to cover up the heads:
I must say that I'm not a skilled carpenter or woodworker. Just a guy trying to hack stuff together that I think looks cool. Nothing is true or square in relation to the wood. All I did was rip on a table saw, cut with a miter saw, and sanded from 60 to 220 grit.
The legs I'm leaning towards are:
I'll post up again once I figure out the stain and legs.
Thanks for looking,