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Posted on Good wood from pallets? Really?

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 02:11 AM

It will be a Dog’s Breakfast as they say in Australia. Some of everything. Some will be good, some will be junk. You roll your dice. Pallets are made from the lowest grade hardwood logs in the business. However, some of those low grade hardwood logs have a lot of interesting character. I saw logs and dry lumber. For me, I would not do it as it is a lot of work, and there are a lot of nasty nails, but I guess if you had a small project, it would be fine to break down a few pallets.

I have decided after many years of woodworking, that given the time and investment that one places in making a project or piece of furniture, why use low quality wood? That does not make sense to me. That is not to say that there is not some good wood in pallets if you want to spend the time to dig it out.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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