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Posted on Good wood from pallets? Really?

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 04:50 AM

When I lived in Illinois there was a local pallet maker that would sell cut offs ... by the dump truck full for free! If you wanted this wood, typically oak, a dump truck backed into your driveway and dump away five foot high an 8 foot diameter pile in your driveway … no words exchanged except “where do you want it”.

I picked out all of the useable pieces, more than I would need for a long time, and then along with my neighbor we had enough fire wood for two winters .. in Northern Illinois!

I made a LOT of projects, typically small like plaques, breadboards, knock-knacks, and the like; that was 22 years ago and I still have one or two small pieces. Very good wood at a decent price!

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