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Just Vegin that looks amazing

Here is a pic of the pallets I got from the skip

Not had one like this before really thick wood planks going sideways


Here is the one that looks like a table not sure how I will use it


Insist on clean pallets every time you go out! lol. Nice when you find a clean pallet'Excellent' as Charles Montgomery Burns said from the Simpsons. ( sorry my son is a fan(god help me) 

Use a bolster chisel and hammer behind the nails as they just snaps off and it stops the slat splitting. ( mind your thumb!) This does not work with staples as they are deep and are a sod. I grind through the top edge or better still just avoid them.



just vegin

Thanks for your comment Edd,, was wondering why you don't use stain? I did use stain that is ok for this kind of use, however further protection wouldn't go a miss.

just vegin

 I use this idea from YouTube for breaking up the pallets, it just uses body weight and no effort at all and very little damage to the wood the fork goes on the skid and under the plank to remove,  then stand on the back and it lifts the plank from both sides of the skid so very little splitting occurs. 10 times faster than hamer and chisel. 

Well at the min a new pallet project is going on there has been sawing, bashing, hammering and now painting.

This project is one for the train station -  not telling you what it is until it is done


not telling

it could take ages to do need the dry weather to paint

just vegin

Keep us guessing, gardengirl.

Well here is the pallet project we were busy with it was a planter for the station, took quite a long time mainly the painting on it

Its a train planter




Can we have Thomas as well please.

That is a fantastic job. I hope you are very proud of yourself.

Well done.  

hollie hock

That's a great pallet you manage to get in the skip and wow love the train Well done you

just vegin

Fantastic, I bet you are the talk on the train when they go past.




Centre for Alternative Technology are selling a book called; 'Wood Pallet Projects', 15 projects, 128 pages, £12.99

Just got a good few pallets today brand new some of them still with plastic wrap on




All mine are covered in orange onion sacks, with onions in!!!!

I have too behave myself to stop stealing, the pallets and bags and leaving the onions in a pile, in the back ally 

The Indian Grosser does not mind and pays me £5 pound to release the onions and put them in a box!!! Half hour work max and i get to take the waste away for my use.

They had a add on gumtree trying to get rid of pallets as they had loads think these ones I got must of come in today

A man on a fork lift truck put 3 near the car to help us said these are nice ones and some were in a pile this is from a printing company so maybe they get lots of large sheets of paper or boards  

That sound good Edd