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post #1 of 7 Old 08-29-2020, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Kids table made from pallet wood

I have made a table for my grand kids from pallet wood. there are seven parts for the table, the assembling of the table. I will only link you to the last part. If you are interesting you can watch the rest of them as well. The lightning is not very good on the videos since I am new in this video game and it will be sorted eventually.

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Only one question. Do you absolutely know the pedigree of his pallet wood to be sure that it has never been exposed to any toxic chemicals? Unknown pallet wood is potentially dangerous and I would not want my grandchildren around it if not known wood.


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I share your concern George. But the way I see it , there is such a lot of uncertain elements in the world today that you cannot even say the air you breath is clean or the food you eat is 100% safe. That is why I smell the wood when I buy it and if there is no smell I buy it.

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Glad that they are your grandchildren and not mine. \


All toxins in wood do not put out an odor.l


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I share your concern George. [...] Flip
Sorry Flip, but if you shared his concern, you wouldn't put your own grandchildren at risk. Because of their smaller size, they are at greater risk than adults. The risk is long term, too.

The "sniff test" is not reliable; many toxins are difficult to detect, even with sophisticated lab equipment.

Pallet wood = toxic wood.
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I share your concern George. But the way I see it , there is such a lot of uncertain elements in the world today that you cannot even say the air you breath is clean or the food you eat is 100% safe. That is why I smell the wood when I buy it and if there is no smell I buy it.

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There are a lot of risks in this world. Some, like pallet wood, are easy to avoid. When I want to go cheap on wood I buy construction lumber.
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why the worry wendy attitude? give it a break guys, before you chase the poor guy off.
pallet wood from overseas to the US is notorious for being treated for bugs (all the bugs get thru anyway)
the guy is from south africa, possibly using local pallets made out of local wood
my first set of kitchen cabinets were made from pallets, it was obviously all 1x12 pine shelving boards
the manufacturer of the units was from 40 miles away, i had no concerns then or now
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