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John Card

Member Since: 02/2016

Project Likes: 31


    • What a personal and beautiful gift! Your friends must have really love this. The wood you chose is really beautiful- great job on the finish. Thanks for sharing your work, and congrats to Billy and Jerrika!
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 5, 2016
      • Thank You so much. They were extremely happy with their gift.
        By John Card, on September 6, 2016
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    • You can do it, Bob! This is great- thanks for sharing this fun and spooky project!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 17, 2016
      • I intended for this to be in the Halloween Challenge contest. Did I not submit it correctly?
        By John Card, on October 18, 2016

    • Hi, John- this project has been entered as part of the challenge. The segment where entries are viewed is not reflecting the contest entries at the moment- we'll look into that!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 18, 2016
      • OK, Thanks. I thought it was suspicious that there were only four entries.
        By John Card, on October 19, 2016
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    • This is a really impressive build! You really made great use of the original shape of the pallet bases- you turned them into a really nice design on the sides. Did you have to do a lot of work to the pallet wood to get it ready for toy storage?
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 28, 2016
      • Thank you for the kind words. The design is not exactly what I intended. I was going to utilize the pallet bases for the horizontal tops and bottoms but decided it would add too much weight to the overall project. The hardest part was disassembling the pallet without damaging too many of the boards. I ended up taking apart 5 pallets to ensure I would have enough usable boards which also gave me a larger selection to choose from. Some of the boards still have the nail heads in them where I couldn't remove them completely, but it adds to the character. Apart from sanding each board first with 80 grit sandpaper, I didn't do anything else to them. Once it was assembled I sanded again with 150 grit sandpaper and smoothed over the edges since it would be for a little boy (no splinters). I did ensure that each pallet I used was stamped with HT (heat treated).
        By John Card, on December 28, 2016

    • Awesome work! Thanks for sharing this with us!
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 29, 2016

    • nice use of pallet wood, great idea.
      By pvslammer, on January 18, 2017
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    • bien me encantan los detalles en cas y soy fanatico de los pallets
      By jesus cerda, on March 13, 2017
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    • Such a cool use of leftover materials! Awesome job!
      By RYOBI NATION, on March 2, 2018
      • Thank you very much.
        By John Card, on March 13, 2018
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    • Very impressive! Great design, and the addition of the rod for a ladder is a very cool feature! Did you make the rod out of 2x4's?
      By RYOBI Nation, on February 19, 2019
      • Thank you. With the bookcase height, a ladder seemed appropriate. The rod is just a large dow rod, store bought. The brackets which hold them in place are 1x4 hickory glued together and cut to shape. The rod goes completely through the center bracket but only half way through the end ones and glued to the bookcase. 
        By John Card, on February 19, 2019
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