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Old 10-10-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hey all

I'm working at glass railing 3 years.
but I love my boss and not about to open a self business right now.
what I wanna do is to Build furniture such as tables, shelves, computer tables, beds and TV tables for ppl with "budget"
but still the best quality I can get for the price.
I got good control with tools and I'm kinda professional at mysite.
So I wanna know about the tools I need, the kind of the wood that is best for the value but still not expensive.
the screws shoeing etc..
and if theres any tutorials I can use.
also I'm learning now how to draw at SketchUp software.
So if u got an easyier program with tutorial I will be more than happy.
The stuff I wish to do will be sell at "second hand" site
But will be new.
So still I aim for a good quality yet not expensive matterials...

Thx ahead and best regards for all...
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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I wanna do is to Build furniture such as tables, shelves, computer tables, beds and TV tables for ppl with "budget"
but still the best quality I can get for the price.
Define what you mean by "budget"... are you thinking you'll have a wider base of customers to work from the more inexpensive you make it using less expensive materials while using quality fabrication technique or you want to make custom items that fall within or around a customers budget?

This is a critical distinction because although they sound the same, the are worlds apart...

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First, you have to find out what woods are available in you area and what they cost. Usually, softwood is the least expensive. A lot of pine is used over here for low cost furniture.
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Yeah go with pine. Good luck, you'll need it.

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Pine would be a good choice. Maybe a loose tenon assembly for quality, but keeping budget in mind. Start hitting up you tube for how to build furniture.
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A lot of people are making some pretty nice stuff with pallet wood.

Most times it's free for the taking.
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A lot of people are making some pretty nice stuff with pallet wood.

Most times it's free for the taking.


I made a fish tank stand with one years ago.


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Looks like another 1 and done...
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A lot of people are making some pretty nice stuff with pallet wood.

Most times it's free for the taking.
I am going to turn the pallet wood stuff back into something useful, a pallet.

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There a place a few town over that takes pallets apart, and sells the wood at firewood prices - it makes good firewood.
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I made a fish tank stand with one years ago.


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I made an entire fish tank out of pallet wood once.

It tended to leak a little though and I couldn't see the fish, but it was cool.


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I made an entire fish tank out of pallet wood once.

It tended to leak a little though and I couldn't see the fish, but it was cool.


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Saw a house in TJ years back that was made out of pallets, it was really well done actually, they'd dis assembled them then used the pieces for siding, obviously whoever did it was a craftsman, seen the complete other end of the spectrum there also of course.
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I wouldn't built **** with the pallets I saw in my warehouse career.

They weren't even worthy of holding the product they had on them.

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Saw a house in TJ years back that was made out of pallets, it was really well done actually, they'd dis assembled them then used the pieces for siding, obviously whoever did it was a craftsman, seen the complete other end of the spectrum there also of course.


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Saw a house in TJ years back that was made out of pallets, it was really well done actually, they'd dis assembled them then used the pieces for siding, obviously whoever did it was a craftsman, seen the complete other end of the spectrum there also of course.
Post WWII about 1948-49, the first home my folks built - they always referred to as "The Little House".

It had been constructed largely of salvaged pallets from GMC Truck & Bus where the old man worked.

My only memory was of hardwood floors, knotty pine T&G walls & Plaster ceilings.

I was 5.

There were quite a number of these built around that time.

At least, up here.
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Post WWII about 1948-49, the first home my folks built - the yalways referred to as "The Little House".

It had been constructed largely of salvaged pallets from GMC Truck & Bus where the old man worked.

My only memory was of hardwood floors, knotty pine T&G walls & Plaster ceilings.

I was 5.

There were quite a number of these built around that time.

At least, up here.
When it's a time that you don't have, you make do... while not the same scale, reminds me of when we were kids and built our own fort out of scavenged wood, etc. from the neighbors, knocked out the 10p's, straightened and re-used them and then ran a extension cord out to it in the woods... even had a window...

Didn't have a lot of access to pallets...

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