Kitchen Island – Pallet Wood

Kitchen Island – Pallet Wood


all righty
starting another project this one is going to be a kitchen island bench 1.5
meters long 1,100 wide and about 900 high. I often get asked, how much wood i use on a project this size, short answer is, I have no idea. so I’m going to start with about six pallets all these pallet
wood slats will be trimmed down in half. one, to lighten the load of the project and secondly to double the amount of timber slats i get out of each pallet so anyway my name is Mark
g’day hey going, I like to make stuff out of recycled pallet wood timber six
pallets I think I was dreaming there I ended up busting down about 19 pallets
to complete this project anyway I’ll do a bit of that as I go,
watch along, happy to take any feedback or comments down below
appreciate you watching Cheers so this stage I’ve busted down about 13
pallets but I’ve gone through it and I’ve had to pull out a heap of timber that has
this black stain through which I guess is oil I really does ruin the project so
I get rid of all that at this stage so I’ve laid out all thirteen on the bench
top here is best I can at this stage I thought that was going to be enough it’s
not going to be I guess I’ll be making some more shortly now do mention this in all my videos
because it’s probably one of my most asked questions I don’t do anything to
the pallet slap timber prior to glue up I’ve been cutting it on the table saw to
was similar width, I don’t plan I don’t sand, I just make sure I cover the entire
face with glue and then I clamp the hell out of it
I’ll build in the structure later, this is just a cheap PVA glue
I don’t rely on it for the strength of this build at all because it’s gonna take me several days
to get all of my slabs clamp together I’ve only got so many clamps I’m gonna
go ahead and get started on the shelving and the framework so I’m just gonna rip
down and neaten up some of these pallid stringers and then I’m gonna cut some
rabbits this is the first time I’ve done this but what I want to do is cut down a
heap of time and as well as cut down a heap of weight in this build okay it’s time to start cleaning up all
my slabs and flattening them don’t mind me things get a bit loopy in the shed
when you’re hanging out there by yourself all day and when you’ve got
about 26 slabs to run through the plain and multiple times you do start to lose
your mind just a little bit so all four sides of these bricks need
to be nice and square so when I get to the brick laying… if you will
it’ll clamp up nice and tight so I’ll just use my table saw with the sled for
the crosscut and then I’ll run it through to rip it, just with the table saw fence I’m gonna get to work making the edge
piece of the top and side so I’m going to do these interlocking joints which is
basically like a giant box joint or giant finger joints so it’s all just
glued up but the interlocking edge is super tight nice and strong and while the edge pieces are in clamps
I’m going to get to work making up my 5 posts for the framework so I’m
laminating two of these pallet stretches together to give myself a nice square
profile I’m then gonna get to work on cutting all the slats for the two
shelves so again here comes another three pallets just in slats so I’ll trim
those all the size square them up I’m then gonna rip them or resaw them did I
get that right Fixit Fingers??? I’m gonna resaw them to get a nice thin profile
then they’re nice and smooth they’re all the same saves a bit of time sanding
later on so all that shelving slats that’s
actually gonna get recessed in those rabbits so I made earlier so I’m now
going to cut 45s on all those edge pieces then I’m gonna glue it together
run the slats across all glued all clamped again nice and strong I’m quickly sorting on what bricks yeah
I don’t want to make sure I’ve got all the best pieces on top because this is
going to be a kitchen island and then any parts that have any depressions or
low parts I’ll make sure they’re on the side where it doesn’t matter so now I’ll
just get to work start the brick laying so I’m gonna work down the side piece first
clean that up spin it over before I get to work on the top and it was at this
point I realized I have nowhere near enough bricks so pulled by another three
pallets make another eight bricks that should hopefully be enough so I’m sanding as I go cleaning up the
side edge because once that top length is completely done it’s going to make it
too difficult to get to so and sanding hard Yakka bit at a time never heard
anyone okay and back on the framework I’ve got
my post now I’m doing some check outs with the table saw sled the shelving
I’ve made with those rabbit edges that’s actually going to sit inside these
recesses on making here now making my way across the top of the
kitchen island it’s going to take several days so I’m gonna do a bit at a
time hey now it’s time to assemble the
framework I’m going to do it in two parts so this main square then I’m going
to tack on the left-hand side it also has one extra post that will be the
support of the overhang of the kitchen island so you can tuck your seats in etc
etc etc okay this end of the framework is the
side that’s going to butt up against that inside of the feature slab edge so
I’m just doing nothing fancy but there is a whole heap of interlocking pieces
of timber it’s going to lock it all in make it nice and strong and also give me
that same profile look as you look down the table to match up with those square
posts and this is that final post I was just
talking about that sits under the overhang to hold that floating edge of
the kitchen bench up All righty! the final bit of bricklaying will
be done right now whip the edge off with a circular saw clean it up with a sander
and we are getting very close to the finish okay so pretty much make all this stuff
up as I go so I get a bit anxious now when these two big pieces are going to
meet for the first time but thankfully it’s all worked out quite nice I never get bored of this part so if you
watch any of my other videos you’ll understand this but Chuck on the clear
coat on it really does start to bring out the colors and this one very happy
with it’s very random but a really cool mix let me know what you think G’day,so just about done on the kitchen
I was going to actually talk to you along the way but I don’t really like to
do that but anyway so 19 pallets to get this job done for the slab top and the
side it’s about 13 pallets (16 actually hahaha) and about three pallets just to make up is shelving
its mostly the slats of the pallets however having used some of the
stringers for all these posts and which I made thanks for watching long if
you’ve made it this far that’s cool we’re really appreciative of you supporting
me and a lot of the other Aussie makers on the rise and big shout out to those
guys I’m gonna put some links down below of some other channels that you may want
to check out not to mention Fixit Fingers, Sumo’s Projects they’re two top
Aussie channels to get amoungst of so who else we got? Oz Sawdust Makers
there’s another one, DownUnder Woodworks he’s got a pretty large
channel and some really great content jump on that one as well if I think of some more, I’ll chuck them in the again down below so making this up as I go
cheers keep watching so that’s a wrap on the kitchen island
normally I have a rule that if I can’t lift it I don’t build it I did get this
one off the bench but I then had to call in the troops to help me get it out of
the shed and get around at the front of house for collection and again thank you
for watching this has been a big one it’s also been very enjoyable when I’ve
tried some new things and learn some new things so help me out subscribe do what
you got to do thank you

13 thoughts on “Kitchen Island – Pallet Wood

  1. Another great video mate!!!!
    You had great maker channel reccomendations at the end as well. I am already following them all!

  2. Resaw usage – ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰ Rabbet usage – ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜‹ – Another one I have been guilty of thanks to WWMM. Those were an awesome idea, they look great, but Vic would back me up that in Aus/Brit English it's 'rebate', a rabbet is the American version. (Not like I can talk, I correctly have been pulled up using 'lumber' recently which again doesn't mean wood unless you are in the States). Thanks for another shoutout, that thing is a beast. Get some photos up on insta of it in it's new home if you can!

  3. Great work, great video ๐Ÿ‘
    Keep up the good work, I myself also work with pallet wood and it is great fun. Greetings from Germany / Bavaria send Helmut #palettendealer

  4. Gโ€™day mate, 19 pallets ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿงwhat the ?, itโ€™s a thing Iโ€™m useless at when people tell me Board foot & I fall to pieces understanding lol. This is honest if I was starting out today Iโ€™d take your approach & a few other influences towards creating Grouse pieces as you are mate, Iโ€™m going to start using pallets again & love the fact you donโ€™t joint the materials but glue em up, cut em & sand the crap outta them.
    Really looking forwards to seeing youโ€™re channel grow & the builds youโ€™ve got planned, absolutely Bonza ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  5. Mate, love this build! I was excited when i saw it at the start but to then get a shoutout at the end, thank you very, very much. I love your work and your channel. Keep it up mate, if you're ever in Melbourne let me know! My shout.

  6. WOW, I don't know what's more astonishing, the fact you broke down 19 pallets and de-nailed them all. Or this build itself. Very good job mate. Hello from ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

  7. I bumped in to Robin Lewis today and he put me on to your channel, I really like your stuff and the style of presentation. I subscribed. Townsville seems to be punching well above its weight in woodworking vids.

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