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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.

09/09/2014 at 16:55

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

09/09/2014 at 17:30

Oh wow Gg, thats amazing. Love it

09/09/2014 at 17:34

Can we have Thomas as well please.

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

Well done.  

09/09/2014 at 18:11

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

09/09/2014 at 18:25


09/09/2014 at 19:04

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


10/09/2014 at 09:35


20/10/2014 at 21:04

 Just saw this on tinternet...

21/10/2014 at 10:37

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

10/12/2014 at 18:58

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

10/12/2014 at 19:22



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.

10/12/2014 at 19:32

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

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