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#1 posted 05-08-2013 02:04 PM

Pallets that are used for international shipping, by regulation, have to be treated for insect control, lest we ship out little critters. However, mostly nowadays it is done by heat-treating, and you’ll know it if there is a [HT] stencil on the sides. From people I know in the industry, pallet manufacturers buy loads of second-quality wood from sawmills and other sources, wood that is too short or of poor quality for furniture. Sometimes, whole truckloads can be graded down by estimators, and off it goes to a pallet facility. This explains why you can sometimes find righteous walnut and other rarities, it gets mixed in with a whole load. Keep looking!

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