Pallet Picking Fun

My daughter, Brianne, my husband, George and I grabbed our boots and gloves last Saturday morning. We were going pallet-picking. Our first stop was to check out a construction site that used wooden portable crossing for low-bearing soil. Although it was an awesome sight to behold, it was a NO GO. George said that they looked to be treated – *sigh* – not something we wanted to bring into our homes.

Brianne & Portable Crossing Pallets

Brianne & Portable Crossing Pallets

We turned to Craigslist and found pallets at a church construction site. Amazing how fast news travels; there was a waiting line of trucks when we got there! But, there was plenty go around, everyone was in a good mood and we all helped each other.

A little buggy and dirty, we scrubbed them down at an outdoor car wash.

"At the car wash!"

“At the car wash!”

PalletSearch-Scrub2

Next, we cut them into lengths and then pulled out nails. Ugh! What a job!

PalletSearch-Saw

PalletSearch-Nails

The 1st BIG PLAN is to construct a kitchen island for Brianne’s tiny storage deprived kitchen. Will def post photos of this completed project soon.

Question: Should we stain it, paint it or just clear coat it? The wood is rough, we’ll need to do something.

Have a good weekend! — Joanne

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6 thoughts on “Pallet Picking Fun

  1. I have 3 (all different sizes) pallets that my husband found for me. I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with them yet. I’m really looking forward to see how your creations turn out for some inspiration! 🙂
    ~Jen

  2. Pingback: Pallet Project: Kitchen Island / Work Table | Joanne Inspired

  3. Pingback: Pallet + Plywood Workspace Table | Joanne Inspired

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