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How To Take a Pallet Apart

Pallets are the best invention ever for those of us who value the high cost of free wood.

No, seriously. If you don’t believe me you better take a moment and read why and how you can use pallets for everything

But you can’t start using them until you can take them apart. My lovely husband welded me together a bar…thing…

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Er…a pallet take apart bar. And it has been used on countless pallets.

Pallet with a blue string made into a heart

How to Take Apart a Pallet

You can watch a video about taking apart a pallet below.

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But you can’t start using them until you can take them apart. My lovely husband welded me together a bar…thing…

Er…a pallet take apart bar. And it has been used on countless pallets.

a bar made to take apart a pallet

Close up of the base of a bar made to take apart pallets

(Can’t build your own pallet buster? There are a lot of options here: Pallet Busters Check them out!)

I drool over piles of pallets I see along the way. “Wait, Bill! Do you see that pallet pile? I want it! Can you find out who’s it is?? And then bring them home…? Please…?” 

“But you already have a pile of pallets! You don’t need any more.”

*Roll of the eyes* “You never can have too many pallets. Really. Once you start using them, they are gone! Gone so quickly! I need that pile…”

Take a moment and watch how I take apart a pallet. The pallet I chose is a pallet that I come across quite a bit: broken boards and because of this, it was put in the “free pile” at the feed store.

But don’t let broken stop you! 🙂 

How do you take your pallets apart?

a bar can be used to take a pallet apart

 

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Alicia Owen

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

Cool! We have a few pallets laying around from I don't even know what. I think maybe they were already here when we bought the place last year. haha But I love your tool. My step-dad welds for a living, so now I'm wondering if I could talk him into making me one of those. ;) Thanks for sharing on the Homesteader Hop!

Delci

Thursday 25th of August 2016

I hope you can convince him to make you one! It is so useful! Some people just cut off the boards but you lose so much of the board that way. Thanks for stopping by :)

jamiemarie2003

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

Lol, very nice! My husband gets large 7 by 7 pallets at work, complete with several 2 by 6 in them! They are awesome! We built almost all of our sheads and buildings using them! we also have a very large pallet pile! Thanks for sharing with us on the Homesteader Hop!

Delci

Thursday 25th of August 2016

That's great! And 7x7 pallets would be cool. Ours are usually 4' and sometimes 5'. I need a garden shed...I think I might look into using pallets :)

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