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01/07/2014 at 19:00

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

01/07/2014 at 19:14

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.



02/07/2014 at 09:51

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.

02/07/2014 at 10:09

 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. 

10/08/2014 at 15:26

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

10/08/2014 at 15:40

Awww Gg, just a little clue......

10/08/2014 at 18:02

not telling

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

10/08/2014 at 18:14

Keep us guessing, gardengirl.

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