Hi Dave, my father get the pallets from work and I don't think they are sprayed.
I don't have many power tools. A Dewalt drill, jigsaw, electric sander. I have access to a circular saw and mitre saw. All my saws are hand apart from the jigsaw (others are my dads). Most of my tools are hand tools. Also, I have a hand mitre saw which is good for cutting the pallets.
My shed is in feet though I wish it was in metres!
I have made some bird boxes and bird feeders. I use 6 inch timber from a saw mill.
I have different types of wood but I have quite a bit pallet wood I would like to use first instead of the nicer wood like ply which I like to keep for better builds like the cabinet, wood trolly pictured on my profile and the pencil pot
Steve Ramsey uses pallet wood for projects often. He is very creative and also can get by using a minimal of tools, power or hand. Check out some of his projects on youtube. Look up Woodworking for Mere Mortals.
I have seen a book or two at the book store that is specific to pallet projects. You could try them for inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Good luck.
I use pallets a lot, in Canada we get US pallets (which are usually hardwood I.e. Oak) and Canadian pallets (usually Fir or Maple) I spent time breaking them down and doing initial cleaning( usually outside) once that is done I have never had problems from using pallet wood. I would post some pictures but being techno challenged I need some help or I have already posted them all over the wood working forum?
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