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Forum topic by ShaunMeighan posted 01-22-2017 09:23 PM 359 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ShaunMeighan

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01-22-2017 09:23 PM

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Hi all, just wondering if anyone had any input on this topic. I have a bunch of scrap pallet wood lying around that I am aching to get rid of. I usually make cutting boards from scrap but am hesitant to use this pallet wood. It is all clear with regards to labels. I was wondering, if I milled every face down to fresh lumber, could it be saved from the burn pile?

thanks, and all the best,
Shaun

-- It's not about the tools, but the intention


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#1 posted 01-22-2017 09:27 PM

I wouldn’t risk it for a cutting board.

If you don’t want to waste the wood, make furniture, boxes, or something that doesn’t have to come in contact with food.

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 09:29 PM



I wouldn t risk it for a cutting board.

If you don t want to waste the wood, make furniture, boxes, or something that doesn t have to come in contact with food.

- AZWoody


That’s what I’m thinking :) thanks for the reply!

-- It's not about the tools, but the intention

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 10:04 PM

Whenever working with pallets, remember to check the branding that indicates how it was treated.

There are lots of sources for junk wood for free or cheap besides pallets (including 2×4s) that you can be more confident about.

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 10:06 PM

No pallet wood is food safe !!!

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 01:39 AM

There is no telling it’s origin, treatment or potential contamination. Don’t risk it.

-- Mike - Eagle, WI

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