Stacking Pallet Boards?

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Forum topic by scottkeen posted 04-15-2016 08:05 PM 441 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2016 08:05 PM

I did one of those “this was so not worth it” things, my friend said I can come by and take apart a big pallet that a big piece of machinery arrived on from UK. The boards were really rough and about 1.50” thick.

I just spent the afternoon pushing these through my lunchbox planer and ended up with about 1.00” thick boards. I think they’re pine, or whatever white wood they have in UK.

So, can I just store these by stacking them up flat, indoors? Do I need to stick these? If I need to stick this junk, it’s going in the dumpster where this pallet should have gone in the first place.

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 09:40 PM

Use a moisture meter to check them. If they’re already dry, then stacking like that shouldn’t be a problem. If they’re green, then the boards won’t dry down and you will be waiting a long time before they’re usable.

Even if they’re dry, it isn’t a bad idea to have them stickered for a month at least to acclimatize them to your local conditions.

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 05:42 PM

Presumably the pallet wasn’t indoors, so the wood’s probably not as dry as it should be. But it’s dry enough that dead stacking won’t hurt it.

That being said, who cares? Cut them up and make stickers for better wood!

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