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Posted on Good wood from pallets? Really?

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 03:16 AM

I have used pallet wood in the past. I’ve also figured out a way to break them down without as much work involved. However, I’ve brought home my last pallet. From the hit and miss quality coupled with the unknown chemical content, I can find other FREE wood without those problems.

Try wood flooring that has been ripped up from a flooring installation. No chemicals, and fewer(and easier to pull) fasteners. And lots nicer wood too. I frequent the dumpster at a local flooring installation company and come home with a variety of great hardwoods. Brazillian cherry, hickory, oak(although I’m not to fond of oak anymore), beech, and many others. Even got some bubinga one day.

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