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Looking for a good book about building rustic furniture. My father inlaw has recently became obsessed with tearing apart old pallets to build furniture out of. Any help appreciated.
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You might also try Taunton Press and Lee Valley. I've seen some pretty nice wood in some pallets. The ones out of western Canada aren't usually that great but the ones out of eastern Canada are often made from oak and maple.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I like to just copy things from catalogs and wing it on how to make it. The catalogs usually give the dimensions.
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This will give you some ideas . . .

101 DIY pallet furniture
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I believe rustic furniture is made from limbs or branches, or small trunks of trees.
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Check your local library.

But don't knock pallet wood furniture. I have seen some very beautiful pieces made from it. Thing is, most people just knock something together out of pallets, or pallet wood, don't take a lot of time so don't really get anything looking good, just cheap wood.

Personally, I would not be looking at books on 'rustic' furniture, I equate rustic with crude mostly. I would be looking for regular furniture making books, and go from there.

I have got some quite nice Spanish Cedar, taken from a pallet, that I've been saving until I come up with just the right box plan, then it'll probably go to my grand-dau.

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This Gal Ana designs some amazing stuff, hope it helps

ana-white.com/plancatalog]Search the Plan Catalog | Ana White
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