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MSmitty

Member Since: 06/2016

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    • You nailed it! This looks amazing. What did you use for that awesome looking finish?
      By RYOBI Nation, on March 5, 2017
      • Hey thanks, I used kilz2 primer then I actually painted it medium gray, then a top coat of white with yellow mixed in,so it would match the other furniture, distressed it a little, and of course a final coat of polycrylic (which I might be guilty of using on everything I make) but it does a good job of protecting it.
        By MSmitty, on March 5, 2017
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    • What an adorable idea! This turned out great, and it's clearly a hit with your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing this sweet project with us!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 23, 2016
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    • Beautiful work! These are absolutely flawless- it's amazing that you built this entirely of pallet wood! Did you have to do a lot of prep work to get the wood in this good shape?
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 9, 2016

    • Oh yea the prep work is what took the longest, I had to sand the heck out of most of the pieces due to the fact that my daughter and her family would sit on them with some bare skin against the wood, so I didn't want them to get any splinters ( and if you know pallet wood you know it has a lot of splinters) but I figured the wood was weather tested and treated, so it was worth the effort, I also added wheels, and a handle so it could be moved easier, also a drink tray and a side table to complete it.
      By MSmitty, on November 10, 2016

    • Well worth the work! You daughter's family will enjoy many a splinter-free day on this set.
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 11, 2016
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    • Awesome work! This really looks great- very fun and spooky. Great use of pallet wood, too!
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 9, 2016
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    • Great job on these! It's always a treat to see project inspired by one of our How-To projects. Your grand kids must have really loved the chance to take home a piece of your handiwork.
      By RYOBI Nation, on November 9, 2016
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    • This turned out fantastic! The colors you chose for the piece really add a nice, classic look. Very smart to add the extra support with empty paint cans. Did you use anything to keep those in place?
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 1, 2016
      • Yea well I used left over 1/4 inch paneling to line the top and bottom of each suitcase and I was going to bolt them together anyway so I figured might as well go through the paint cans so there glued down and bolted through the bottom of the can-1/4 inch-suitcase-suitcase-1/4inch and finally thru top of paint can
        By MSmitty, on September 1, 2016
      • My daughter is the one who picked out the colors
        By MSmitty, on September 1, 2016

    • Great team effort! Thanks for sharing this with us.
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 2, 2016
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    • Beautiful transformation! This looks like the kind of piece you'd expect to pay big bucks for at a furniture and home style store. What color paint did you use? It looks like a light minty green?
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 1, 2016
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    • It sure is great to see all that RYOBI Green! You did a really top-notch job on this. Did you create your own design for this project?
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
      • I looked on the computer to get ideas about how to build a work bench, and kinda went with a combination of the stuff I found. Like most of my projects, (okay maybe all of them) I usually just wing 'em, lol, and as I go along I get more ideas and change the plans a few times
        By MSmitty, on August 30, 2016
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    • This turned out great! Another example of giving a purpose to available materials. Those tree-trunk legs are really neat too- we don't see many like those!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
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    • What a terrific idea! You really have an amazing talent for taking discarded materials and turning them into something totally new and useful. You did a great job on that finish, too. What a great job of distressing.
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
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    • To survive a 2 year old for hours... must be built like a rock.
      By Fragmagnet, on August 29, 2016

    • What a treasure! (ha!) Really, this will be something your grandson will value for years. A beautifully crafted keepsake.
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
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    • This is a copy-worthy idea! There has to be a ton of parents with just these same materials and no idea what to do with them. The finish you chose gives the desk and the chair a very high-quality look. Did you do the shelf on the wall as well?
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
      • Thanks...no I didn't make the shelves, but I did try and match up the desk with them and the rest of the room...I originally was going to use old wooden baseball bats as the legs, but the bat I had turned out to be a valuable collectors item, a win win situation, lol.
        By MSmitty, on August 29, 2016

    • Good thing you found out about their collector's status before you followed through! Baseball bat legs is a great idea though!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 30, 2016
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    • What a smart way to use older material! This turned out great. The finish looks really nice too. Is it a free standing piece, or is it anchored to the wall?
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
      • Thanks...I found the wood ladder in the garage left from the previous owner (14 feet), so I still have 2/3 of it left for future projects...but it's free standing, I padded the top so it won't scratch the walls, and put a rubber type pad on the bottom so it won't slip.
        By MSmitty, on August 29, 2016
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    • You wife made a good choice! This turned out great- not surprising at all that you ended up with a bunch of requests for this piece. The finish looks really good too. Beautiful work!
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 29, 2016
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