Preparing Wooden Pallets for Upcycling Projects

Originally Published on Fix.com

After being used as a basic wooden frame to load and transport goods via forklift, truck, and ship, the simple pallet can be transformed into numerous works of furniture art ranging from coffee tables, shelving, and picture frames to armoires, night stands, and bunk beds.

Best of all, pallets are free. Since they “grow” just about everywhere, getting a few to throw in the back of the car is a simple job – right? But before you start collecting pallets, you may want to consider that some pallets can be dangerous: Chemical spills and treatments can make some pallets hazardous to cut, burn, or even touch.

The following guide will help you get on the right track when it comes to finding the best pallets, breaking them down, and using them for your next DIY home improvement or woodworking project. Be safe and enjoy your next pallet project!

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