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post #1 of 9 Old 11-28-2017, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

New here and new to woodworking. I was fortunately offered a number of nice pallets, and I'm going to take a stab at building a bar as a surprise/present for my husband. If all goes well, hopefully will continue by building patio and pool furniture for our backyard.

Found a lot of great advice on this board through reading, and hoping to receive advice as I have questions.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-28-2017, 03:30 PM
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Welcome aboard from Georgia! Many projects out there are made from old pallets, including some of my own. One thing to think about, however, is where the pallets come from and what were they holding. Some pallets are treated with chemicals to resist rot or bugs and may not be suitable for indoor projects. Again, just something to think about.
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Thanks for the advice! Thankfully, these pallets were moving furniture, and they have been stored in an air conditioned warehouse. Figure I'm getting lucky with the find! I'll be starting it tonight now that I have my pallet buster, saw, and planer. Not at the point I'm ready to get a jointer just yet, though I know it's something I'll need going forward. I'm going to move over to the project board with it, and hopefully it comes out nicely!
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Keep us posted, and, remember, without pictures, it never happened! :smile3:
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Welcome - can't wait to see pics of your pallet projects - I have a few as well I'm going to be dismantling and building "stuff" with when I get time
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Welcome to the forum! We're glad to have you and hope you do post some photos of your work. If you get a minute you might complete your profile so we have a name and location - you might actually be close to one of us.

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Pallets are a poor wood to invest yourself into building something. They are traditionally rejected wood that can't be used for other purposes. Then it's not kiln dried so if the pallet is relatively new the wood may still be green causing you more problems with wood movement than you have with kiln dried lumber. It may also be a mixture of different species of wood. Then they are usually constructed with twisted shank nails making it a terrible job getting the pallets apart. No more wood than you can get out of a pallet I can't see that it's worth the effort dealing with the problems.
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Keep us posted, and, remember, without pictures, it never happened! :smile3:
Very important piece of advise, this!

Also, dude, you stole my title...
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Hi everyone!

New here and new to woodworking. I was fortunately offered a number of nice pallets, and I'm going to take a stab at building a bar as a surprise/present for my husband. If all goes well, hopefully will continue by building patio and pool furniture for our backyard.

Found a lot of great advice on this board through reading, and hoping to receive advice as I have questions.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

-WW
Well, I'm new here too, but so far you get my vote for having the best username. :) Something about a woman who knows a thing or two about tools and woodworking that makes me smile. Hoping to learn a thing or two from this site.

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