6 Simple Tips On Finding Free Pallets and Reclaimed Materials

Pallets and reclaimed wood make up the majority of our materials when creating our DIY projects.

More often than not – the one question we get hit with is: "Where do you guys find this stuff for free!?"

Here are six tips and hints that have worked best for us – including specific details on the best places to look for those elusive materials to recycle into your next project:

1. Think Small

The smaller the business – the easier it will be to get quality materials to make your craft or project. Large businesses tend to have processes already in place to handle their waste materials. On top of that, for safety and time saving reasons – they are not fond of letting people in to take one or two pieces of scrap material. So think small business. They usually don't have the resources or volume to unload scrap and spare materials to big haulers – so more often than not, it ends up in their dumpster.

2. Learn The Art of Asking

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8 Comments Displaying 8 of 8 comments
  • RemodelOrMove.com Sunnyvale, CA
    Freecycle.org is my favorite place to get used building materials. The system works great because you can post what you are looking for..in need of and "freecyclers" will respond. Another great source of material is fencing companies who remove wood
  • KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    Here is a project I've been working on using reclaimed wood.


  • That's A Great Tip RemodelOrMove!
  • Just took a look at it - that is fantastic!
  • Vicki Smyrna, GA
    love it. look good.
  • Thank you Vicki!
  • Farm and Feed Stores are also a great place to find them
  • Pat S Titusville, FL
    thank you!