Where do the pallets come from ?

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Can we buy pallets ? Are they cheap? Do they need to be treated to stop rotting ? What kind of wood are they made from ?

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  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 10, 2017
    Check Craigslist. Theres always free pallets posted.

  • Rachel Rachel on Dec 10, 2017
    Most stores have free pallets stored outside.
    they use pallets all the time for loading/unloading items. And they normally dont mind people taking the pallets after they are done with them.

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    • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Feb 19, 2021

      They are usually not treated against weather. Be careful many pallets are used to move chemicals and are tainted and dangerous from spilled chemicald. Unless you are positive as to what they carried you shouldn't sand are use. Pallets are usually made of low grade wood that is deemed not good enough to use any other way. That's why they are free after used. Unless you wanting something to be temporary, I wouldn't waste my time or materials using them to make something to be proud of.

  • Lov29357534 Lov29357534 on Dec 10, 2017
    Type into google -- ALL ABOUT PALLETS --- you will have 100s of answers to all of your questions and lots of tips on how to and where to even on tearing them apart -- safety etc.!

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Dec 10, 2017
    I love using pallet wood. It is work though. Getting it home...breaking it down...prepping for use (sanding)...storing until use.
    All worth it!

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 10, 2017
    Pallets can be found at all most any store, some are tossed for scrap or used again. Check with a few local stores to see If they have some free ones, call first. Depending on what your using them for, you might have to pretreat before painting. You'll have to sand it also.

  • Pennie Collins Pennie Collins on Dec 12, 2017
    When two pallets love one another, they give each other a special hug....
    Seriously, I go to my local big box store. Call them first!