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#31 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:24 PM

My dad heated our house with pallets for awhile when I was a kid.

most places give them away. Most are made of decent wood.

I seen an out door wood burner made for burning pallets
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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:09 AM

Something like 60% of the hardwood harvested go to pallets. After this is done I'll hopefully be building a coop. Maybe 16x12.

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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:21 AM

Nice repurpose of the skids. My cousin actually had 3/4 of is big barn lined with skids to use as walls before he could actually afford metal siding.

I get some skids form work, they are reluctant to let them go though as our business is pigments, boss man doesn't want that pigment out in the public.

We also get a lot of partial skids I guess, they are large 6x6 panels made with 1x6" boards used to hold cargo in the semi trailers. I will be snagging some of them soon. We also get 4x7' sheets of a true 1" plywood of sorts that come in on overseas coantainers. People at the plant all want them and we only get  a couple every 3 weeks, but they are great for interior barn walls or whatever.

 

My wife gets on Pinterest, oh my goodness, the furniture that is built out of skids.... Man, it's the hot thing right now. Do some googling and build ya some and make some extra $$$$


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:39 AM

  On a side note I read that something like 40% of all hardwood harvested goes into pallets.  

 

 

Something like 60% of the hardwood harvested go to pallets.  

 

Has the pallet industry really increased that much in less than 2 years?



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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:55 AM

It has when your fat thumb hits the 6 instead of the 4

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:06 PM

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Started the siding.
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Posted March 10, 2014 - 01:58 AM

I found a crane place that will load you up.. They don't have the 48x48's.. They have 8 foot x 20 and up to 30 foot long. four main beams are 4x4 and 4x6 oak. Yup.... I have another stack outside. I take em apart real nice and sell the oak for a good buck.... I do burn some of it on the -40 nights.. 


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 06:55 AM

It's kill for some 8x20 or 8x30s. Think of the buildings I could make lol. My next one will be a 16x16 or so

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:47 AM

I used to make those big skids when I worked at a steel factory, I had to use an overhead crane to move them boogers, 3- 4x4 runners. sometimes 16-18' long then all 8' 4x4 cross boards, all oak.

The cut offs all went into a big duming dumpster, let's just say, my dad heated the house a few years with just cutoffs we got. none wanted to deal with them in the summer so we stocked up.

 

You using old semi trailer walls for the siding?



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 06:44 PM

I am. It's a composite that's coated with thin aluminum

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Posted February 09, 2017 - 07:40 PM

I have since painted it but all in all i am happy with it.  The pallets have done well and I haven't had any issues with them.  I cut that door out since getting rid of chickens and plan on putting a pull type barn door up this spring.

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Posted February 09, 2017 - 09:53 PM

A good thread don't know how I missed this. I like your thoughts on these. I've been thinking too about some structures. I had a very good source two years ago. I spent two years making pallet furniture. Being a trim carpenter it was hard making this rustic stuff. The rougher it was the better people liked it. It was fun & profitable.




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