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ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

August 28, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9257313

I found another use for wooden pallets --Red Neck stairs. {;o)

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9257433

Look at you go! LOL They will be o.k. until the weather softens the wood - then you will be sitting on the ground - ask me how I know the wood softens! LOL

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

August 28, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9257452

oookay, how do you know wet wood softens ?
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9257516

I used them in the floor of my storage shed, and the shed leaks - I stepped on the wood a 'crunch' - I now have thick plywood on the floor.
katrun
Alexandria, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9296865

LOL Redneck stairs!!!
gingerlily
Paxton, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9300132

Love it folks. I use some in the greenhouse to keep certain pots off the ground so plants don't root into the ground over winter. DH got a pallet today that he especially asked for this morning. I thought just because it was long and slender, not the regular shape. But oh, no. He takes some of the boards off and planes them down, said they were beautiful (I haven't seen them yet) and he is gonna make something special with them. He had thought they were oak but now thinks they may be some kind of tropical wood. So many uses.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9300429

There is a huge market here for pallet furniture. It is the latest craze. Some of it is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see what your DH makes gingerlily.
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

October 9, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9300545

thanks alot rouxcrew!!! typed in "pallet furniture"...I can see another "wasted" day...so much to look at and drool over! also leads to site using rope! wood and rope are 2 of my favorite things...and I have the perfect lamp to start with...
WARNING...if you have any thing else to do, don't go to this site!!!! LOL

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 9, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9300995

Oh no, I'm not going to start on pallets now. I have glass stored up for totems, tiles, etc. for mosaic stepping stones and a couple bowling balls laying around for another craft. Every time I see some great treasure I want to try it. I've run out of space for my things so there has to be a stopping point somewhere.
annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9318243

Most of the pallets I have, (I got them at work when I worked) were made of oak. They were used to ship finished products to our factory in mexico. the federal law states that pallets going out of the USA have to be made of wood that does not interest bugs, that's where Oak comes in. My DH has take these, deconstructed and reworked them. beautiful wood when done, and I have some great shelves in the house.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 25, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9342462

Annabelle15, can you post a picture of some of your husband's projects? I would love to see them.

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