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Homegrown Evolution has a neat garden work table made from a pallet – very simple. It would make great greenhouse shelves, too. I’ve heard that pallets are pretty much all chemically-treated so they don’t rot – does anyone know if this is true?


  • Dean W. Armstrong

    The last time it was discussed, my experience was I saw very few treated pallets–every once in a while you’d get a darkly stained wood that it would be safe to assume it was treated. This is from about 10 years at work of getting palleted shipments every few months.

  • lowrads

    Pretty much any warehouse has a surplus of these. They get them in from vendors, and saw them up as needed for their own customers and trucks. A substantial portion are a trifle damaged. They’re usually happy to have you take the unusable ones off their hands.

  • http://twitter.com/onemouse Chris Dillon

     I have been using pallets for several years now to frame-out compost bins and I can confirm that at least in New Zealand they do rot, typically lasting about three years before I need to replace them. Here many appear to be made from a type of hardwood (possibly Australian) and are very resinous and hard.

  • http://twitter.com/onemouse Chris Dillon

     I have been using pallets for several years now to frame-out compost bins and I can confirm that at least in New Zealand they do rot, typically lasting about three years before I need to replace them. Here many appear to be made from a type of hardwood (possibly Australian) and are very resinous and hard.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPJO7FMRFWMQPRECAYFSGCW7AM Robert James

    I am very fond of using pallets, but this type of pallet is never used by me.. It really looks interesting.. I will definitely be going to build this pallet for my garden work..
    pallet racks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPJO7FMRFWMQPRECAYFSGCW7AM Robert James

    I am very fond of using pallets, but this type of pallet is never used by me.. It really looks interesting.. I will definitely be going to build this pallet for my garden work..
    pallet racks

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