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There’s something about shipping pallets that makers are drawn to. They’re easily obtainable on the roadside or by dumpster diving (don’t steal!). The form-factor lends itself to certain types of construction and the rustic finish is just appealing in terms of aesthetics.

I’ve had my hand in making some things from reclaimed pallets. A TV stand comes to mind that proudly held my eighty pound SONY CRT for many years. However, it should be noted that working with them isn’t a walk in the park if you don’t know what you’re doing. The wood is hard and brittle — easily split if you’re not careful. Luckily, our very own Sean Michael Ragan published a post on how to efficiently dismantle them, even discovering that there’s a special pallet reclamation bar designed specifically for the task.

I’ve included some novel pallet projects that use them┬áso you can get some inspiration. If you have made other creations using pallet wood, please let us know!

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