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  1. 7.62x54r
    January 10, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    I can’t get past the thought of all that grit, rocks, missed nails, etc. going across my $60 Freud saw blades much less my tools themselves. Until I can expand the shop and put in a separate work area with cheap tools and blades I’m going to have to pass on pallet wood.

    I thought you didn’t need a jointer. 😉

    I’d be concerned about the strength of the glue joints on the rough surface of the side panels. I probably would have nailed those also, at least with pin nails. Since you nailed the back and top on that helped.

    Those are T hinges, not strap hinges.

    I thought the woodworking was over when the audible.com plug began. Of course I watched through it, and “dovetail” made it worth it. I’m not complaining about the plug, I completely understand the need to put beans on the table, but you might be losing some viewers in the middle.

    Is that enough nitpicking for one video? 😉

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 10, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

      Don’t use Freud saw blade. Get a cheap blade for pallet wood!

      Most people dislike commercials. Some people even seem to hate it when people earn an income. (I presume they can’t stand that workers at McDonalds get paid, too.)

      The alternative is to charge people for (cough-cough) “premium” content and post “free” YouTube videos that are just teasers for the (ahem) “premium” content.

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    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

      I don’t believe he was complaining about the ‘commercial’ just that the cut to it was rather abrupt, and that since the project was mostly finished at that point he was surprised when there was more ‘content’ afterwards. I agree that some people might have thought the video was over at that point and didn’t finish watching. (though I’m sure you could check the stats to see if that is an issue or not).

      I like these projects, as rough as they may be, they can be quite liberating to those of us that can get too caught up in ‘fine’ woodworking perfection.

      Great video =).

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  2. Danny
    January 10, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    I like rustic but this one is too rough to be what I call rustic. Wait til your wife gets home! I did enjoy the process, that’s all that really matters. I think I hear her car pulling up.

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  3. rrickify
    January 10, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Hey Steve, you should be used to all the negative comments by now. Anyway, good job and keep em comin. You make Fridays even better. We get the weekend off and a good woodworking video.

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    • daniel8337
      February 10, 2014 @ 4:45 am

      I agree. Great videos Steve!

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  4. Alyn
    January 10, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    That is awesome. I watch everyone of your videos and just love the projects you make. I received a circular saw for Christmas and get excited every time I get to use it. I am currently making a entrance table out of a pallet I got for free from work and can’t wait to get it finished and show it off.

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  5. Anonymous
    January 10, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

    Steve, love the pallet projects. Still in a bit of a deep freeze here on the east coast. Have some pallet wood and going to make a wine rack. Look forward to Fridays and your projects. Keep the projects coming.

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  6. Kerry Davis
    January 10, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    I think that cabinet looks great on that yellow wall. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Eloyd Ray
    January 10, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    I like the rustic bathroom cabinet. For those that think it’s a little too rough, with a small change in the basic design, it would be simple to make this into a garden tool cabinet for hand tools or whatever. I can see alot of use for this cabinet. I really like pallet wood projects………FREE WOOD.

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  8. Peter Agostini
    January 10, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    Steve another good project, enjoyed it very much.. many ways to finish many woods to seek an many more projects before we sleep … opps sounds familiar ..

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  9. thelopezfam
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:17 am

    Steve, I am new to woodworking and your videos are very informative. Please keep the videos coming and thank you.

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  10. Web Behrens
    January 12, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    Great work, Steve. Love what you do with pallet wood. Also liked the Woodbug pallet bench. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Jerry
    January 19, 2014 @ 3:59 am

    Great project! I was in the process of making a bathroom cabinet and was looking for the right look. Since I have quite a lot of pallet wood about ,This is the ideal starter for me to build off of, thanks a lot sir!
    Oh and that quote you put up from the book was very inspirational. Thanks for that as well!

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  12. 716tj
    January 28, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    Steve,
    Yet another excellent instructional video and free plan. Thanks for the spirit of generosity that comes through on your website. The comments by 7.62x54r have me scratching my head wondering why he doesn’t leave his website URL to showcase all of his expert skills, videos, and plans, because he obviously has all the answers.

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  13. Anonymous
    February 9, 2014 @ 6:32 am

    Steve,
    I’m new to your site and love the work you do! I find your projects and way of thinking
    inspirational and now look forward to your weekly projects…..great ideas!
    Too bad the few that did complain don’t go out or download the book you talked about as
    it is a great teacher of life! If they did read it, they probably would not have left those comments!
    I should know as I have a copy of it!
    Thanks again
    Tom C.

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  14. Scott Bolen
    March 25, 2014 @ 1:28 am

    I absolutely love this cabinet! Your videos are amazing and inspiring. Thank you for all the great videos and tips!

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  15. Cindy
    June 24, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

    I LOVE the look of many pallet projects. However, I do worry about all the chemicals possibly on used ones ;/.. mine will have to be from pine or something and beat up to look more rustic…. that is unless I know exactly what has been on them or if it is for something outdoors. I absolutely LOVE your videos though and can not wait to learn more!! Newbie woodworker ( about 2 years) who is also a nurse and torn between the two professions!! LOL.. woodworking does not pay as well for sure but we love it. You have definitely been a big part of my woodworking journey so far! Thanks again!

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