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Post: #49640 Wombat
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:19 pm

One of my projects is to make a handcart out of recycled pallets, but I use the lightweight pine ones and I can get them from work where they will be disposed of anyway.

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Pallets-how to take them apart

Post: #52762 yugogypsy
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:32 pm

We used the crowbar on some, the hammer on others, and we had some breakage (which got turned into kindling)

We've so far, built a chicken house frame and a fence frame with them, going to finish the fence soon.

We plan to frame the goat house with pallet 2x4's "sistered" together, same as the chicken house and use other parts of the pallets for the floor, the walls and for stall doors inside the goat house.

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Post: #53061 mattachinelee
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:32 pm

We have used whole pallets for building compost heaps at the school I work at. It seems to be difficult to get spare pallets, one of the staff has a contact who is able to supply pallets from time to time. We are planning to build our own planters for a courtyard in the centre of school. I am still struggling to get enough pallets for this, so far we have a couple put to one side. I know from experience that we could get perhaps half the slats off in one piece - dependent on the type of pallet.

Are they really so hard to come by? Is it my lack of contacts in the lorry driving business?? :roll:

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Post: #53152 the.fee.fairy
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:12 pm

Dammit. i went past a skip with 2 pallets in it yesterday. Might have to get dad to drive me back to it at the weekend to see if i can 'borrow' them.

They'll fence the veg patch nicely and hopefully stop Finlay walking all over it!

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Post: #53155 Thomzo
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:23 pm

mattachinelee wrote:Are they really so hard to come by? Is it my lack of contacts in the lorry driving business?? :roll:


Hi Mattachinelee
The company I work for has quite a few broken pallets that need a home. We're in Swindon so depending on where you are it might be close enough if you can find a van to put them in. PM me if you are interested.

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Post: #55365 mattachinelee
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:34 pm

Thomzo,

:hello2:

Thank you once again. Pallets stacked and ready to be worked on this weekend - I'll be trying a variety of these methods to separate the blocks and planks - Will let you know! :wink:
Slightly aside, the Sat Nav I'd borrowed to get to you, strangely took me back on a different route which took the same time, but was quite a few miles shorter, so the fuel cost was improved too! (I estimate about £7 of diesel). :mrgreen: Worth every penny!

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Post: #55398 Thomzo
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:41 am

Hi Paula
No worries. You are more than welcome to them. :mrgreen:

Is there anyone else in the Swindon (UK) area who'd like some free pallets? It costs us a fortune to get them taken away so you'd be doing us a favour here at work. PM me if you are interested and I'll give you details.

I shall try freecycling them but I thought I'd give you guys first refusal.

Paula, it doesn't surprise me that the sat nav got confused. Swindon is expanding so rapidly that they probably opened a new road in the time that you were here. I really object to all the greenfield development but there doesn't seem to be any stopping it.

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Post: #55472 mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:22 pm

:shock: :lol: and I thought sat navs were a dinky kind of computer, GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) and would logically take you the same route each time! Just goes to show, Spock really doesn't come from Swindon.

:mrgreen: keep those pallets out of the skips!! If anyone else is near enough to make use of them, they are clean wood too.

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Post: #55473 mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:24 pm

oops -got an extra smiley in there should say d.i.n.k.y! :oops:

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Re: Pallets - how to take them apart. x post

Post: #239948 LandDownUnder
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:11 am

Use a circular saw and go right across them near the ends, ok you loose a few inches but later on grab yourself a few beers, throw them on the fire pit, chill out and in the morning you will have some straight nails to re-use and not knarled bent ones. Yes i am scrooges nephew lol

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Post: #246817 tim_n
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:48 pm

Sorry to bring this to the top, but I've got something to add having read an instructable on using pallet wood - specifically look at the comments where the guy has made a tool for extracting the wood...

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... Joint-Box/
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