|Project by JR_Dog||posted 02-20-2012 03:16 AM||7603 views||2 times favorited||48 comments|
Okay so I just overheard someone talk about how great it is to salvage pallet wood for projects; okay I didn’t just hear about it but I just started paying attention to it… provided you’re not grabbing bacteria infested ones from the back of grocery stores and hazardous waste dumps… I found a local hardware store that allows me to take a few from time to time and this is what I’ve done so far. Just a few little glue ups after destroying many more planks than I was able to salvage when trying to dismantle these puppies… that’s another story which may lead into another project post or update to this one, but I’m having someone weld me a tool that should allow me to salvage much more wood from these pallets… so having said all that and jumping into tangents… I’m posting pictures of two glue ups that I was going to use for my stair rungs going into my basement but decided to bag that idea and use them for something else. At this point it’s up in the air mainly because I “Think” I know what kind of wood this is but to be honest I’m not exactly sure (My guess is red oak, or just plain old oak, but there’s a part of me that is thinking possibly cedar???). So until I get batter at identifying different species of wood I thought I’d get a collective opinion from all of you before I decide what to do with it. Thanks and if anyone has any pallet projects of their own and has pointers throw them my way.