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05/06/2013 at 21:31

evening all . anyone ever made  a decking floor from pallets , daughter has  a new home, and wants me to have  a go  at this . first of a long list 

05/06/2013 at 21:32

Decking floor ? is this inside or out.

05/06/2013 at 21:35

If it is outside, I would have thought that you would need pressure treated timber or it will rot quickly.

05/06/2013 at 21:38

outside . thanks  artjak . . not sure where she got the idea of pallets .

05/06/2013 at 21:46

I've used them in the past but they only last a couple of years even when treated, then they start to crumble. A waste of time and enery unless it's for allotment purposes, which mine is. Nah, buy the good stuff...leave it a few more weeks and it'll be in the sales.

05/06/2013 at 21:51

shes  renting . for a few years ... erm

05/06/2013 at 21:53

You can do it - but make sure to hire a sander to get rid of splinters and to make it looks more attractive. I did it and it worked a treat. When it started to show signs of wear I sanded them down again, treated and coved with decking boards (so saved on timber).

05/06/2013 at 22:01

got a sander . grinder .etc . thanks blairs . the asda pricejob could be  on . beer anyone 

05/06/2013 at 22:09

If it's just a rented place, then yeh it might a good idea. The problem is finding good strong pallets, those can be a bit thin on the ground.

06/06/2013 at 07:13

If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

07/06/2013 at 13:27
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

All wood rots with time. Pallet wood tends to be very strong and heat treated.

07/06/2013 at 14:29
blairs wrote (see)
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

All wood rots with time. Pallet wood tends to be very strong and heat treated.

I beg to differ with regards to the strength of pallet wood - seen nothing but rubbish quality, lately.

19/06/2013 at 18:13

Have made a good bit of garden things (raised vegetable beds etc) from pallets - but never thought of doing decking - but there defo is a variable when it comes to the quality of pallet wood - you'll need to go for the strongest type - here's a guy in America showing how he did it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-hvB6J8RF0

20/06/2013 at 15:46

This article might have some useful information on choosing the type of pallets to start with and how to go about it:  http://en.espritcabane.com/garden/pallet-wood-deck.php 

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