I find that you can get the best pallet wood from stores that have no reason to recycle them to ship out goods. Places like Sherwin Williams (or any paint store) get pallets of paint then throw them out. Same goes for a local window manufacturer and flooring company. They are more than glad to have you take them away. In my experience it has only been used once and is in pretty good shape. The local window manufacturer also discards some nice cutoff wood for woodworkers to pickup for free.
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Dave in Rochester, NY