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#1 posted 01-31-2016 06:28 PM

Pallet wood is a great resource. For glue-up, just get the edges flat. If you don’t have a jointer, then a hand plane will work. Also, it’s always a good idea to make sure there aren’t any hidden metal bits in the wood (nails, screws, staples) which can ruin your day if you hit one unexpectedly. The cheap little hand held metal detectors at HF work great for that purpose and can be had for about $10 if you catch them on sale and use a 20% off coupon.

I usually will pull the boards off and then take out any nails that are left, while others like just cutting them off the runners to avoid the nails completely. Those spiral drive nails make it a bugger to pull the boards off, but with something like a pallet buster, it is a lot easier. One can easily be made… usually out of metal (if you have a welder), and I’ve seen ones made from wood as well.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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