Reply by rockindavan

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Good wood from pallets? Really?

View rockindavan's profile


299 posts in 2599 days

#1 posted 08-30-2012 03:42 AM

I wouldn’t bother with any pallets that are less then 30 or so years old. The wood they use is inferior. I worked at a semi shop for a few years and occasionally repaired pallets…they are all junk wood and are not worth your time. Pallets for the food industry are always maintained better then the others, but are still probably not worth your time.

Now old pallets on the other hand can be well worth you time. My dad came across some old walnut pallets some 30 or 40 years ago. The wood sat in a shed until my wandering eyes found it. He let me use it, but all the pieces were 3’ or under and 3-6” wide, but 5/4. I came up with this table
Turned out to be well worth my time.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics