me – “Hi there! I’m your neighbour ‘down the road.’ And I noticed you had some pretty weathered pallets on your driveway. Are you looking to get rid of them at all?”
“Sure! But they’re pretty beat up. What are you using them for?”
(I have no idea actually…)
“Uh, I just make stuff with old wood, so they don’t have to be very special.”
(all pallet wood is special btw)
“Fine by me. Just make sure you take the whole thing.”
“Oh… I can’t cut chunks?”
“No. It’s too hard to lift the remnants by machine.”
“Will do. Thanks!”
And then I let my precious pallets sit because I was getting ready for the market.
And then this went up…
Wasting no time, and with my market unpacking all done, today was theeee day to harvest some beautifully weathered pallet wood nearly right next door!
Joy! There was still lots left!
But my neighbour was right. Most of it was pretty rough. And by rough, I mean rotten.
But before you bypass what you think is too far gone, there are some definite bonuses on selecting the very weathered variety.
First off, you want to ensure the rot is only on the surface. If you can wash it off, you’re good to go.
It only took a couple of hours, so to me, that’s kind of a decent haul. Just wait till you see how it looks when it’s sanded… it’ll be gorgeous!
Those centre sections? No idea what I’ll do with them, but I will do something! They’re great… for something.
If you want some super serious pallet wood info…
There’s always THIS post.
Would you pick up
rotten weathered pallet wood? Or are you on the lookout for the sturdier kind?