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Posted on Good wood from pallets? Really?

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 02:10 AM

A number of months ago I answered/suggested pallet wood not be used – UNLESS – it is known without a doubt, that the wood has not been infused with insect repellent, or some kind of anti-rot presertive. The pallet builders, and the users, want the pallets to last a long time before they become trash. True, some companies have stacks of them, because they do not belong to them and want to get rid of the pile. How do I know? I was a shipping/recieving manager at a local retail/wholesale distributor for all kinds of hand/power tools, woodworking machines, compressors, etc. Everything came in on pallets infused with something. True, some of them were not, but which ones ? Difficult to tell. From that experience, I will NOT use pallet wood for anything, Somebody else wants to, go ahead. BUT, be forwarned.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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