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I made these oak cutting boards from a pallet that I recycled from my place of work.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#1 posted 09-24-2013 08:20 PM

Very nicely done—great looking grain.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-24-2013 08:31 PM

I would be very cautious about using pallet wood for food applications. Many times, pallets can be used to carry toxic materials, then reused to carry non-toxic materials. I’ve found pallets behind the grocery that still had circular marks where 55 gal drums once stood. That means the pallets could be tainted with any number of harmful materials.

Just be careful. That’s all. Otherwise, nice boards!


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#3 posted 09-24-2013 08:56 PM

This was a new pallet, no staining or anything otherwise I wouldn’t have even considered using it for this purpose.Thank you for the information I will definitely keep it in mind.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 02:02 PM

i like the grain pattern,looks cool.See ya later.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 04:35 PM

Now that’s what I call recycling.

-- Jim Earl

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 02:11 AM

I wish I could come across some nice wood like that. All the pallets I find are junk. I think I found one oak pallet about ten years ago. Keep up cycling!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 01:23 PM

Your pallets look good and made them into great looking boards. Like the shapes and finish. Well done!

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 04:28 PM

This is the only pallet that I have found that was oak. A few years ago I replaced a roof skin on a van that was badly damaged in a hail storm. The new roof for the van was shipped to me on that particular pallet. Since then I always look over the pallets we receive and most are junk. Thanks for looking and thanks for all the comments.
I appreciate them very much.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#9 posted 09-29-2013 04:16 AM

they look great

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#10 posted 09-29-2013 04:25 AM

Those are so cool. They don’t even look like pallet wood!

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#11 posted 09-29-2013 04:32 AM

Nice cutting boards. Something to consider, some pallets are fumigated for wood parasites.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#12 posted 09-29-2013 05:25 AM

What an awesome selection of beautiful furniture. I would like to have some of them. I love the clover chair.patio storage trunk

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#13 posted 10-05-2013 07:54 PM

very nice to recycle the wood. I have found if you check out your local plumbing wholesaler the get pallets of plastic pipe in that used 2” X 3” both white oak and red oak for the frame to support the steel bands and either goes into the landfill or fireplaces

bill Ewinger Burlington iowa

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