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#16 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Nice projects you have there. I pick up all the pallets i can get for free.. The broken ones go in my wood stove.. The good stringers are kept.. I am trying to save enough to make a counter top out of the oak and maple stringers.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:34 AM

myself and a friend made a table for down by the fire pit out of 4 pallets along with a box to keep the wood dry. which reminds me i need to get some for the siding on the addition on my garage that im working on

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:16 AM

I think it's a great idea to re purpose things that would be thrown out. I hope the pallet house comes along well.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:36 AM

We have started picking up free pallets. There is a place that gets piles of them and then gives them away. I gave him my card and told him to call me when he gets a pile. I am hoping to build a shop out of them.

I used to work at a plant that got nickle pellets in 3x3 crates. One guy built a shop out of them just by turning them on their sides and nailing them together. He had tons of shelf space. I wish I could still get them.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:38 PM

I've made cabinets out of oak pallets.

The company I used to work for had a pallet repair shop, and some of the boards they replaced had real nice grain. I saved a bunch till they dried out. Then I ran them thur the joiner and planed them smooth. Made all the raised panels and frames with wood that would have been tossed into a dumpster.

Gotta love free stuff.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Any pictures of your cabinets? I bet one could make a great work bench to.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 06:47 AM

I worked on a building once where one of the walls was made out of old Ammo Boxes. They had laid the boxes on there sides, nailed them together, and then nailed the lids shut. It was a real pain to tear all of them out.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 07:00 AM

IMG00106.jpg The inside of my shop is lined with shipping crates. Some of the wood is from Germany some is from Korea.
It is a metal framed building and I need something to hold the extra insulation on.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 03:01 PM

That is one hell of an idea. Shop walls. I'm going to do it, I need more pallets.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The first compost bin didn't work well for me. I changed it to this design. It's wide enough to dump the trailer then push it in and up with the dirt blade.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 01:30 PM

Now the next challenge will be turning it over!

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm a big proponent of reuse, repurpose. It takes more time, but that's why it's cheaper.
My daughter's room was framed with used lumber, I have a shed that the main frame is a cut down version of a wind damaged pipe tent frame. I may be getting a chance at some exterior doors next spring.
The pallets we get usually have those twist nails, almost impossible to get apart without cracking something.


Alan, We have the guys at work rebuilt all of the pallet that are damaged to be re-used. We have a 4" grinder with a cut-off wheel to cut the heads off the nails then after the boards are removed, they go back and cut off the remaining nail. No split lumber anymore..

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 02:48 PM

How do you cut the heads off without messing up the planks?

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Very carefully!

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 10:54 PM

The newest pallet venture. A brood house. I'm tired of not having a designated area for chicks.

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That's as far as I got. I'll have to get more pallets Monday when I get to work.




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